Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice

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Harvard University Press, Apr 15, 2019 - Social Science - 352 pages
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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Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice

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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

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Stereotypes
11
2 Crime
40
3 Robbery
51
4 Murder
63
5 Public Action
77
6 Police Stops
85
7 Use of Force
109
10 Judgment
177
11 Punishment
197
12 Justice
240
Hope
283
Notes
293
Works Cited
325
Acknowledgments
355
Index
359

8 Lethal Force
122
9 Testimony
159

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