What will I learn?
During this course, you will learn to:
- Identify data documenting some of the challenges that the criminal justice system faces in maintaining and enhancing the confidence of minority communities in the American judiciary and its sentencing of people of color;
- Define the basic hierarchy of social science, identify when a hypothesis is true, and evaluate credibility;
- Identify data suggesting that American sentencing is racially biased, along with legal and ethical considerations, and constraints on judges concluding that this position is supported; and
- Describe measures that may counteract structural and implicit bias.