Why Implicit Bias Training For Police Doesn't Work — And What Can Be Done To Combat Racism

April 22, 2021

In this podcast, WBUR Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with BIDS Faculty Affiliate Jack Glaser, a social psychologist and professor in UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, whose work focuses on police practices and implicit bias. Fraser's study of the protests in the response to George Floyd's killing last summer revealed that police officers reacted more violently against Black Lives Matter protesters than against armed right-wing groups. In the aftermath of recent police killings of Black Americans, many police departments have implemented implicit bias training for officers, but research is showing why these measures are ineffective. This interview examines some of the psychology around implicit bias, and considers others measures that are being taken — and could be taken — to curb police violence and combat racism in police departments across the country.

Why Implicit Bias Training For Police Doesn't Work — And What Can Be Done To Combat Racism
April 22, 2021  |  Tonya Mosley  |   WBUR Here & Now



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Jack Glaser

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