Baughman quoted on prosecution bias for

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman was quoted in a story titled, “To Reduce Bias, What If Prosecutors Didn’t Know The Race Of The People They Were Prosecuting?”

Before they see a courtroom, prosecutors make enormous decisions about what crimes to charge and how high to set bail. Why do they need to know the race of defendants to do that? …

“Depending on who you get—literally which prosecutor you get—you could serve two years in jail or no time at all over a small crime,” says Shima Baughman, a professor at the University of Utah College of Law. “I don’t think people really understand how this system works.”

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