Something Needs to be Done: Fatal Police Shootings

be held responsible and take steps to fix this ongoing problem. Implicit bias training helps police officers to avoid acting on involuntary prejudices. Implicit bias cannot be erased from the mind but knowing of the prejudices can be the start to fixing the automatic responses associated with the bias. Police officers are not the only ones who hold implicit biases. …

State Mental Health Reform

Lack community care and less availability of state psychiatric hospitals, have made prisons the top mental health provider. A study done by Pope et al.* examined how clients felt about the treatment they received while incarcerated and how they are treated upon re-entry to the society. Multiple clients agreed going through the criminal justice system is a stressful thing to …

Innocence Projects

Innocence Projects all around the states are doing tremendous work to free innocent people that are victims of injustice. In Mark Godsey’s Blind Injustice, he discusses the everyday mistakes in the system that have landed innocent people in prison for many years. Godsey, the founder of the Ohio Innocence Project, mentions psychological mistakes humans make every day like cognitive dissonance, …