- An Unjust Burden: The Disparate Treatment of Black Americans in the Criminal Justice System, Elizabeth Hinton, LeShae Henderson, and Cindy Reed, Vera Institute of Justice, 2018.
- War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing, ACLU, 2014.
- Collateral Damage: America’s Failure to Forgive or Forget in the War on Crime A Roadmap to Restore Rights and Status After Arrest or Conviction, NACDL, 2014.
- Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policie, The Sentencing Project, 2014.
- Police Behavior during Traffic and Street Stops, 2011, U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2013.
- The Death Penalty in Black and White: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides, Death Penalty Information Center, 1998.
- Racial Disparities in Federal Death Penalty Prosecutions 1988-1994, Death Penalty Information Center, 1994.
- A large-scale analysis of racial disparities in police stops across the United States, Stanford Computational Policy Lab, 2019.
- On Racial Diversity and Group Decision Making: Identifying Multiple Effects of Racial Composition on Jury Deliberations, Samuel R. Sommers, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2006.
- Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discriminaion, Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan, NBER, 2003.
- Osler, Mark William and Bennett, Mark W., A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion, DePaul Journal for Social Justice; U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-30, 2014.
- Angela J. Davis, Professor of Law; American University Washington College of Law - In Search of Racial Justice: The Role of the Prosecutor, 2013.
- David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law; University of Pittsburg School of Law - Across the Hudson: Taking The Stop and Frisk Debate Beyond New York City, 2013.
- Renée McDonald Hutchins, Associate Professor of Law; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law - Stop Terry: Reasonable Suspicion, Race, and a Proposal to Limit Terry Stops, 2013.
- Cynthia E. Jones, Associate Professor; American University Washington College of Law - “Give Us Free”: Addressing Racial Disparities in Bail Determinations and Achieving Pretrial Justice, 2013.
- Michael Pinard, Professor; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law - Criminal Records, Race and Redemption, 2013.
- Jonathan Rapping, Associate Professor; John Marshall Law School - Implicitly Unjust: How Defenders Can Affect Systemic Racist Assumptions, 2013.
- Andrew E. Taslitz, Professor of Law; American University Washington College of Law - “Curing” Own Race Bias: What Cognitive Science and the Henderson Case Teach About Improving Jurors’ Ability to Identify Race-Tainted Eyewitness Error, 2013.
- L. Song Richardson and Phillip Atiba Goff. Implicit Racial Bias in Public Defender Triage, The Yale Law Journal, 2013.
- Andrea D. Lyon, Race Bias and the Importance of Consciousness for Criminal Defense Attorneys, 35 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 755, 2012.
- Patricia G. Devine, Patrick S. Forscher, Anthony J. Austin and William T.L. Cox. Long-term reduction in implicit race bias: A prejudice habit-breaking intervention, 2012.
- Making Sense of Pretrial Risk Assessments, June 2018.
- The Persistence of Discrimination in Jury Selection: Lessons from North Carolina and Beyond, June 2018.
- How Defense Attorneys Can Eliminate Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice, June 2018.
- Racial Disparities, July 2013.
- Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, 2020.
- Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banagi and Anthony G. Greewald, 2013.
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell, 2005.
- Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces by Radley Balko, 2013.
- Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon, 2009.
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander, 2010.
- Black Codes and Why They Matter Today by Nadra Kareem Nittle, ThoughtCo., Oct. 20, 2019.
- Do Public Defenders Spend Less Time on Black Clients? by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, May 2, 2016.
- Teachers' implicit bias against black students starts in preschool, study finds by Yolanda Young, The Guardian, Oct. 4, 2016.
- When 'Deshawn' and 'Greg' Act Out in Class, Guess Who Gets Branded a Troublemaker by Macrina Cooper-White, HuffPost, Apr. 21, 2015.
- Deadly Force in Black and White by Ryan Gabrielson, Eric Sagara, and Ryann Grochowski Jones, ProPublica, Oct. 10, 2014.
- Dear White Folks, Please Stop Being So 'Surprised' When White Cops Shoot Unarmed Black People by Chauncey DeVega, Daily Kos, September 29, 2014.
- When Whites Just Don’t Get It by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times, Aug. 30, 2014.
- When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 2 by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times, Sept. 6, 2014.
- When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3 by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times, Oct. 11, 2014.
- Race Matters Summit: Video Presentations, NACDL, 2017.
- Unconscious Bias Juror Video, Western Washington District Court, 2017.
- Under Seige: Police Militarization and Ethnic and Racial Dynamics - Panel I - The Issues, NACDL, Oct. 2014.
- Under Seige: Police Militaization and Ethnic and Racial Dynamics - Panel II - Community Perspective and Solutions, NACDL, Oct. 2014.
- The Criminal Docket Episode 31: Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System - Part I, July 2013.
- The Criminal Docket Episode 33: Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System - Part II, Oct. 2013.
- The Criminal Docket Episode 34: Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System - Part III, Nov. 2013.
- Slavery to Mass Incarceration, Equal Justice Initiative, July 2015.
- Discussions with DPIC: Professor Bharat Malkani Explores the Relationship Between Slavery and Slavery-Abolition Strategies and the Modern U.S. Death Penalty.
- Discussions with DPIC: Racial Discrimination in Death Penalty Jury Selection.
- Discussions with DPIC: The Duane Buck Case.
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