Eugene Borgida
Professor of Psychology and Law

Prof. Borgida Quoted in Popular Science Article on Police Training and Implicit Racial Bias

Professor Eugene Borgida was quoted in a Popular Science article regarding, among other related topics, the implementation of implicit racial bias training for police and its impact on more equitable policing practice. Psychological science on what makes for an effective bias reduction program suggests that forced participation in [implicit bias training] tends to make participants defensive and untrusting, which makes for a less effective program, said Borgida. Slowly gaining the respect and interest of a few officers at a time may be a better strategy than mandating the process for an entire department, added Borgida.