An Overview of Afrocentric Facial Feature and Skin Tone Bias in Criminal Law – A Lightning Course

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December 31, 2023

After completing this self-study course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze studies which address Afrocentric facial features, race, and/or colorism in regards to the length and type of sentencing;
  • Describe examples of how the presumption of innocence is impacted by defendants with more prominent Afrocentric features; and
  • Ascertain ways that you, as a judge, can attempt to decrease the impact of skin tone and Afrocentric facial feature bias in the courtroom.
    • Please note, as this course is designed to take the average learner 20-30 minutes to complete, no CLE credit is available.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Identify and analyze studies which address Afrocentric facial features, race, and/or colorism in regards to the length and type of sentencing;
  • Describe examples of how the presumption of innocence is impacted by defendants with more prominent Afrocentric features; and
  • Ascertain ways that you, as a judge, can attempt to decrease the impact of skin tone and Afrocentric facial feature bias in the courtroom.
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After completing this self-study course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze studies which address Afrocentric facial features, race, and/or colorism in regards to the length and type of sentencing;
  • Describe examples of how the presumption of innocence is impacted by defendants with more prominent Afrocentric features; and
  • Ascertain ways that you, as a judge, can attempt to decrease the impact of skin tone and Afrocentric facial feature bias in the courtroom.
    • Please note, as this course is designed to take the average learner 20-30 minutes to complete, no CLE credit is available.

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