Public lecture: 21 May 2018 by Judge Eugene Hyman
The Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice is pleased to host Judge Eugen Hyman, who will address the important topic of implicit bias and non-adversarial justice. This will occur
Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Location: Staff Common Room, Level 5 AUT Law School, 120 Mayoral Drive
Implicit bias and Non-adversarial Justice
Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias is a reference to stereotypical attitudes that affect human understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. Such biases, which may include both favorable and unfavorable assessments, occur involuntarily and without the person being aware or able to intentionally control them. They are present in all forms of human social relationships, including amongst legal professionals and decision-makers. Judge Hyman will explore the extent to which implicit bias infects legal institutions and how it might be countered by a non-adversarial justice approach.
Judge Eugene M Hyman (retired) served on the Superior Court of California of Santa Clara County for 20 years, presiding over cases in the criminal, family, probate, civil and delinquency divisions, and establishing the first juvenile domestic violence court in the US. He regularly presents at international scholarly and professional conferences.
Full details of his career and Current work can be found at : http://www.judgehyman.com/