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Racial Justice Speaker Series: L. Song Richardson, Dean, UC Irvine Law

Monday March 8, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


L. Song Richardson, Dean, UC Irvine Law

'Implicit Racial Bias and Decision Making in the Criminal Justice System'

Investigating, charging, prosecuting, defending, judging, sentencing—no decision point in the criminal justice system is immune from the impact of implicit (i.e. unconscious) racial bias. Dean Richardson will discuss what cognitive and social psychology can teach us about unconscious bias throughout the progress of a criminal case. The talk will address how these biases are formed, how they affect behaviors and perceptions, and how to safeguard against their influence.


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For more information, please contact Onell Berrios at or 530-754-5335