Sah, S., Tannenbaum, D., Cleary, H., Feldman, Y., Glaser, J., Lerman, A., MacCoun, R., Maguire, E. R., Slovic, P., Spellman, B., Spohn, C., & Winship, C. (2016). Combating biased decision making and promoting justice and equal treatment. Behavioral Science & Policy, 2(2), 79-87.


Justice and ethics are central to a well-functioning democracy. This white paper offers policy prescriptions based on empirically-derived insights from the behavioral sciences to three policy areas: (1) reducing bias and inequalities in policing and pre-trial detention decisions; (2) enhancing police-citizen interactions and procedural justice; and (3) reducing bias in the criminal justice system and organizations. We also propose an initiative to improve decision-making procedures for structuring policy on trade-offs involving humanitarian values.

Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Journal article
Topic: Procedural justice and legitimacy, Policing