Francis Shen on Reducing Racial Biases

Premiere DateSep 8, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:51 Francis Shen
01:20 Motivations to Study Mens Rea
04:34 Lack of Bias: Encouraging & Discouraging
08:13 Playing on Perceived Biases
10:13 Further Research
13:29 Outro
13:59 Jettisoned Oh Sees
19:13 Finish

Francis Shen joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring minority mens rea in an effort to reduce racial bias in courtrooms.

Francis Shen is an Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Presidential Fellow at the University of Minnesota. Click here to read more about his study, recently published in Hastings Law Journal.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and host of the Daily Beat podcast on BTRtoday. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around…