Walter I. Gonçalves, Jr. on Implicit Bias in Criminal Trials
In this episode, Walter I. Gonçalves, Jr., a Federal Public Defender in the District of Arizona, discusses his article "Narrative, Culture, and Individuation: A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Race-Conscious Approach to Reduce Implicit Bias for Latinxs," which is published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. Gonçalves begins by explaining what implicit bias is and how it can affect criminal prosecution and sentencing. He describes a range of different ways in which lawyers and judges can avoid implicit bias and help jurors avoid implicit bias. And he directs special attention to how implicit bias affect latinx criminal defendants. Gonçalves is on Twitter at @wgafpd.