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Bias, or systematic influences that create errors in judgment, can affect psychological evaluations in ways that lead to erroneous diagnoses and opinions. Although these errors can have especially serious consequences

Bias, or systematic influences that create errors in judgment, can affect psychological evaluations in ways that lead to erroneous diagnoses and opinions. Although these errors can have especially serious consequences in the criminal justice system, little research has addressed forensic psychologists’ awareness of well-known cognitive biases and debiasing strategies.

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    MacLean, N., Neal, T.M.S., Morgan, R.D., & Murrie, D.C. (in press). Forensic clinicians’ understanding of bias. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. DOI: 10.1037/law0000212

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