Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice
Crime and punishment occur under extreme uncertainty. Offenders, victims, police, judges, and jurors make high-stakes decisions with limited information under severe time pressure. With compelling stories and data on how people act and react, O’Flaherty and Sethi reveal the extent to which we rely on stereotypes as shortcuts in our decision making.
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Columbia University economics professors O’Flaherty (The Economics of Race in the United States) and Sethi offer a comprehensive argument that stereotyping infects virtually all interactions informing ... Read full review
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