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Implicit bias is a polarizing topic that forces people to either support uncovering hidden belief systems or dispute their affiliation with any consequences they may have regarding creating and perpetuating systems of inequity. In either case, there are arguments to both support and oppose your position. In the criminal justice context, implicit bias research and training have garnered significant support in recent years (Holbrook et al., 2022; Rucker & Richeson, 2021). Contentious interactions between the police and the community have resulted in ample time and resource allocations to examine how implicit bias influences police actions and what tools can address these unconscious partialities (Holmes, 2021; Kahn & Money, 2021). Research and training seem to remain with police officers as they transfer custody of detainees to correctional officers in detention centers' intake areas. Read more.
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