New PDF release: A Penchant for Prejudice: Unraveling Bias in Judicial

By Linda Gayle Mills

ISBN-10: 0472109502

ISBN-13: 9780472109500

A Penchant for Prejudice combines a close empirical examine of the decision-making practices of judges with a cosmopolitan theoretical argument which exposes modern myths approximately judging and indicates equipment of incorporating the inevitable bias that's detected during this and different stories. in accordance with a different examine of the selections of Social safety judges, the ebook demanding situations the that means of judicial impartiality. Linda G. generators reveals that, in perform, bias is a constant size of what's thought of "impartial" decision-making. the consequences exhibit that impartiality because the felony process now defines it, is itself a kind of bias, and traditionally and contextually delicate definition of bias, one that takes account of the groups and cultures that emerge as judged within the felony method, needs to triumph over the trendy dualistic proposal of imparitality because the exclusion of bias that allows you to reply to wishes of the range of candidates and the judges who adjudicate their claims. in accordance with generators, the judicial bias she came upon mirrored in her research turns out not just to essentialize and stereotype candidates but in addition prevents judges from attractive susceptible claimants in a fashion that the criminal technique certainly demands.A Penchant for Prejudice might be of curiosity to scholars and students of legislations, judicial decisionmaking, and discrimination.Linda G. generators is Assistant Professor of Social Welfare and legislations, collage of California, l. a..

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3 percent of the favorable decisions were issued to claimants who were unrepresented (SSA 1998). Hearing conduct and procedure are also regulated by Hallex. In general, claimants arrive at the OHA with their attorneys or representatives half an hour before the scheduled hearing time. This period enables claimants to review, usually for the ‹rst time, their medical records, which have now been placed in a folder called an exhibit ‹le. When the hearing is about to begin, a hearing assistant (someone who helps the ALJ with the hearing proceedings) calls claimants and their attorneys (if applicable) into the hearing room.

S. S. S. Supreme Court. Approximately 60,000 cases are considered by the Appeals Council each year. In 1993, the majority of these appeals—70 percent—resulted in a denial of bene‹ts. S. S. House 1994, 57). At district court, judges review cases to be sure the ALJ had substantial evidence on which to deny the claim. District courts can deny or grant cases or order remands—that is, send cases back to ALJs either for further evidentiary development or for additional hearing proceedings. S. Circuit Court.

In one of the most famous examples, Bell (1995) deconstructs the violence evident in the Regents of the University of California v. S. S. Supreme Court, in holding that it was illegal to discriminate against whites in favor of historically disadvantaged groups, took what looked like a racially neutral position by ignoring the rampant disparity between blacks and whites, especially with regard to their access into higher education. Bell argues that the Court was able to hide its racist intent by relying on abstract concepts such as equality to mask the real history of black oppression.

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