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This paper focuses on the role of unconscious bias in law enforcement operations, including law making, policy presenting, and societal interaction between peacemakers and citizens. Since bias is not a controlled brain process, addressing the negative effects, and making changes can be challenging. In order to assist with helpful remedies, this study investigates techniques for intentionally reflecting on officer’s reactions to certain demographics. It then explores how to broaden the interaction process, to reshape the officer’s view of a given demographic, and improve the approach to interactions with the demographic moving forward. This paper concludes with a careful examination of the racial and gender unconscious biases commonly found in law enforcement experiences and the assumption and stereotypes that pervade in our culture.


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  • Subject
    • Criminal Justice

  • Institution
    • Dahlonega

  • Event location
    • Nesbitt 3204

  • Event date
    • 25 March 2022

  • Date submitted

    20 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Batchelder, John