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Shadows of doubt : stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice

Author: Brendan O'Flaherty; Rajiv Sethi
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.
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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,  Read more...
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O'Flaherty, Brendan.
Shadows of doubt.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018047862
(OCoLC)1059256428
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan O'Flaherty; Rajiv Sethi
ISBN: 9780674240162 0674240162
OCLC Number: 1089195594
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 372 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Stereotypes --
Crime --
Robbery --
Murder --
Public action --
Police stops --
Use of force --
Lethal force --
Testimony --
Judgment --
Punishment --
Justice --
Conclusion: Hope.
Responsibility: Brendan O'Flaherty, Rajiv Sethi.
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