BIDS Faculty Affiliate Jack Glaser, a professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy, is a social psychologist whose research interests focus on stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and intergroup biases at multiple levels of analysis. He investigates the unconscious operation of stereotypes and bias in law enforcement using computerized reaction time methods, and in particular, he is interested in racial profiling and the self-fulfilling effects of stereotype-based discrimination.
Glaser has conducted research on an extreme form of intergroup bias — hate crime — and he has carried out analyses of historical data as well as racist rhetoric on the internet to challenge assumptions about economic predictors of intergroup violence. He is currently working with the Center for Policing Equity as one of the principal investigators on a National Science Foundation- and Google-funded project to build a National Justice Database of police stops and use-of-force incidents. He is the author of Suspect Race: Causes & Consequences of Racial Profiling.
In this Q&A with the UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix, Glaser discusses his insights on bias in policing in the wake of the protests for racial justice and police reform.
A Q&A with Social Psychologist Jack Glaser on Racial Bias and Policing
June 9, 2021 | UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix