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The Resource Shadows of doubt : stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice, Brendan O'Flaherty, Rajiv Sethi

Shadows of doubt : stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice, Brendan O'Flaherty, Rajiv Sethi

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Shadows of doubt : stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice
Title
Shadows of doubt
Title remainder
stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice
Statement of responsibility
Brendan O'Flaherty, Rajiv Sethi
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Language
eng
Summary
If you're a robber, how do you choose your victims? As a police officer, how afraid are you of the young man you're about to arrest? As a judge, do you think the suspect in front of you will show up in court if released from pretrial detention? As a juror, does the defendant seem guilty to you? Your answers may depend on the stereotypes you hold, and the stereotypes you believe others hold. In this provocative, pioneering book, economists Brendan O'Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi explore how stereotypes can shape the ways crimes unfold and how they contaminate the justice system through far more insidious, pervasive, and surprising paths than we have previously imagined. Crime and punishment occur under extreme uncertainty. Offenders, victims, police officers, judges, and jurors make high-stakes decisions with limited information, under severe time pressure. With compelling stories and extensive data on how people act as they try to commit, prevent, or punish crimes, O'Flaherty and Sethi reveal the extent to which we rely on stereotypes as shortcuts in our decision making. Sometimes it's simple: Robbers tend to target those they stereotype as being more compliant. Other interactions display a complex and sometimes tragic interplay of assumptions: "If he thinks I'm dangerous, he might shoot. I'll shoot first." Shadows of Doubt shows how deeply stereotypes are implicated in the most controversial criminal justice issues of our time, and how a clearer understanding of their effects can guide us toward a more just society.--
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O'Flaherty, Brendan
Dewey number
364.97308
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.O25 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1963-
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Sethi, Rajiv
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  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Discrimination
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
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Shadows of doubt : stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice, Brendan O'Flaherty, Rajiv Sethi
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-354) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
2018047862
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 372 pages
Isbn
9780674976597
Lccn
2018047862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059256428
Label
Shadows of doubt : stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice, Brendan O'Flaherty, Rajiv Sethi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018047862
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 372 pages
Isbn
9780674976597
Lccn
2018047862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059256428

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