American Judges Association


Date of this Version



Court Review - Volume 56


Used by permission.


The book Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias focuses on bias in the justice system—particularly the concept of implicit bias and its role in decision making. Aimed primarily at judges and, to a lesser extent, other legal actors such as prosecutors and jurors, “[t]his book helps explain how so many who pride themselves on being fair can be part of a system that is so widely seen as unfair by those who have historically been the victims of bias and prejudice, as well as by others” (p. viii). In this review, I reflect on the degree to which this goal is achieved and offer suggestions to potentially enhance the information presented and the impact of the book, including widening the readership, covering a variety of biases, and reorganization.