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Walter I. Gonçalves, Jr. on Implicit Bias in Criminal Trials

Season 1, Ep. 457

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.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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