Understanding Implicit Bias: Trust and Justice

Topics Covered:

  • Explore reconciliation to facilitate frank conversations between law enforcement and communities to address historic tensions, grievances and misconceptions
  • Focus on procedural justice and law enforcement interactions with the public that shape views of police, their willingness to obey the law and actual crime rates
  • Understand the unconscious psychological process that can shape authorities' actions and lead to racial disparate outcomes

Course Hours:

Participants receive 8 hours of TCOLE credit.

Program Links:

[ Program Page ]

Date/Time:

Mar 27, 2019 (08:00 am) - (05:00 pm)

Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. The program involves working lunches (lunch is provided).

Course Cost:

$129 per person for Texas Law Enforcement Officers

Location Information:

Bill Blackwood
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
Criminal Justice Center
Sam Houston State University
1600 Bobby K. Marks Blvd.
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2417
Phone: 800-477-9248
Fax: 936-294-3926


Understanding Implicit Bias: Trust and Justice examines the automatic association people make between groups of people and stereotypes, which can influence behavior and make people respond in biased ways even when they are not explicitly prejudiced. Based on more than 30 years of research in neurology and social and cognitive psychology, studies have shown that people hold implicit biases even in the absence of heartfelt bigotry simply by paying attention to the social world around them. Implicit racial bias has given rise to a phenomenon known as "racism without racists," which can cause institutions or individuals to act on racial prejudices even in spite of good intentions and nondiscriminatory policies or standards.

For more information, contact:

Yvette Shorten, Program Coordinator
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2417
Fax: (936) 294-3926
Phone: (936) 294-3851
Phone: 800-477-9248
wys001@shsu.edu

Cancellation Policy:

If the participant has already paid, he/she will be refunded half the cost of the registration fee if written notice of cancellation is received by the Program Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days prior to the program. No refunds are available after this date, but substitutions of attendees are permitted.

If no written cancellation is received and the participant does not attend the program, the participant or their agency will be required to pay 100% of the registration fee if the registration fee was not previously paid.