Session Track

Maximizing Systems

Session Time

June 26

Social cognition - the processes by which we acquire and act on information about others - has a substantial role in our decision-making at all points in the justice system. By definition, social cognition involves an interaction between personal experiences, implicit and explicit beliefs, role identity, institutional culture, and physical environments. This goal of this session is to help participants better understand social cognition - particularly implicit bias - within a justice context, and to provide potential strategies to improve decision-making processes.

1:15pm to 3:55pm