American Judges Association



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Court Review, Volume 49, Issue 1 (2013)


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The National Center for State Courts has put together an excellent collection of resources that courts and judges can turn to in addressing implicit bias (detailed in this issue in an excellent article by several NCSC researchers; see page 64). The website includes materials used in a pilot project with judges in three states (California, Minnesota, and North Dakota). The California website includes video presentations by several experts on emerging and settled research in neuroscience and social psychology, describing how unconscious or subconscious processes may affect our decisions. You can also find tests to see how you may be affected by implicit bias, and there are several resources you can look at for addressing the issue.

The article in this issue of Court Review is a good starting point, and this web-based set of resources enables you to explore the area much more fully, including the online tests.