Monday, January 29, 2018
Jack Glaser, professor of psychology at U.C. Berkeley, will describe the psychological science on intergroup bias that helps to explain racial disparities in police stops, searches, arrests, and use of force, and the promise of changing the decision-making landscape in order to reduce disparities.
Jack Glaser is a social psychologist who studies racial bias in criminal justice. His research on implicit bias, motivation to control prejudice, and racial profiling reside at the nexus of psychological science and policing. In particular, he investigates the unconscious operation of stereotypes and prejudice using computerized reaction time methods, and is investigating the implications of such subtle forms of bias in law enforcement and he is interested in racial profiling, especially as it relates to the psychology of stereotyping, and the self-fulfilling effects of such stereotype-based discrimination.
Glaser received his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University in 1999 and joined the faculty of UC.. Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy in 2000. In addition to teaching and research, he is currently serving as the associate dean at the Goldman School. He is also a principal investigator on the National Justice Database, funded by NSF and Google.org and the author of Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling (Oxford, 2015).