Discounting the error costs - Cross-racial false alarms in the culture of contemporary criminal justice

Authors
Citation
Jm. Doyle, Discounting the error costs - Cross-racial false alarms in the culture of contemporary criminal justice, PSYCH PUB L, 7(1), 2001, pp. 253-262
Citations number
28
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW
ISSN journal
1076-8971 → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
253 - 262
Database
ISI
SICI code
1076-8971(200103)7:1<253:DTEC-C>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
Research regarding own-race bias (ORB) is examined by focusing on results t hat indicate that Whites may apply more lenient criteria to the recognition or identification of Blacks, resulting in a higher rate of false-alarm res ponses. The practical context of the forensic identification task is review ed to assess whether the more lenient criteria applied by witnesses who are attempting identifications of Blacks resonate with the criminal justice sy stem's tendency to apply more lenient criteria to the conviction and senten cing of Blacks. Practical implications and future research directions are c onsidered.