The Conscious Prosecutor: Implicit Bias Toolkit for Prosecutors

Authors: PCE and National Black Prosecutors Association

As we know, prosecutors must be fact-based and fair in the pursuit of justice. Prosecutors cannot base their judgements on whim, bias or hunches. Studies have shown that all people have implicit biases that could influence their decisions. Training can help prosecutors to understand this issue and provide strategies for assuring that prosecutorial decisions are based on the facts and not predisposed by irrelevant implicit biases.

This interactive tool kit, compiled by Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence, in collaboration with the National Black Prosecutors Association, offers information about the trainings recommended by various prosecutor offices, as well as links to websites, videos of presentations and research on the issue of implicit bias.