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By Linda Gayle Mills

ISBN-10: 0472109502

ISBN-13: 9780472109500

A Penchant for Prejudice combines an in depth empirical research of the decision-making practices of judges with a worldly theoretical argument which exposes modern myths approximately judging and indicates equipment of incorporating the inevitable bias that's detected during this and different reports. in response to a distinct research of the choices of Social safeguard judges, the e-book demanding situations the that means of judicial impartiality. Linda G. generators unearths that, in perform, bias is a constant size of what's thought of "impartial" decision-making. the implications display that impartiality because the criminal process now defines it, is itself a sort of bias, and traditionally and contextually delicate definition of bias, one that takes account of the groups and cultures that turn out to be judged within the criminal process, needs to conquer the trendy dualistic concept of imparitality because the exclusion of bias with a view to reply to wishes of the range of candidates and the judges who adjudicate their claims. in line with generators, the judicial bias she came upon mirrored in her learn turns out not just to essentialize and stereotype candidates but in addition prevents judges from attractive susceptible claimants in a fashion that the felony technique certainly demands.A Penchant for Prejudice could be of curiosity to scholars and students of legislation, judicial decisionmaking, and discrimination.Linda G. turbines is Assistant Professor of Social Welfare and legislation, college of California, la.

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Gardner 276 F. Supp. D. Tex. 1967); Gold v. 2d 38, 43 (2d Cir. 6 This mandate holds whether or not a claimant is represented by counsel but particularly if a claimant has “ill health” or an “inability to speak English well” (Gold v. 2d 38, 43 (2d Cir. 7 To develop their records fully, all Social Security disability applicants require some accommodation or assistance because they are all either physically or mentally ill. 8 In this regard, unrepresented claimants, people who are illiterate, applicants with a limited education, applicants with mental impairments (including addictions), and applicants who do not speak English well have all been legally recognized as requiring special accommodation.

Devine concluded that “controlled processes can inhibit the effects of automatic processing when the implications of such processing compete with goals to establish or maintain a non prejudiced identity” (1989, 15). This ‹nding underscores the importance of developing a method for judges to re›ect on their biases and for making gender, race, and other stereotypes conscious through deliberate and direct efforts. Other researchers have further re‹ned Devine’s work. Macare et al. (1994) suggest that efforts to suppress stereotypes may actually heighten their accessibility and in›uence.

Very few cases are appealed to the Supreme Court. qxd 7/20/99 2:35 PM Page 37 Mandate for a Uniform and Affective Justice 37 ilar rules and procedures, there is evidence presented in the next chapter and in several studies described therein that suggests both that the mechanisms themselves may be inherently biased and that disability decision makers are often inconsistent, inaccurate, and even prejudicial in their practices. It is important ‹rst to describe what other procedures accompany and complement these uniform measures to better understand how the disability decision-making process has become riddled with contradictory and con›icting mandates.

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