Webinar: Developing an Unbiased Culture in the Lab

May 18, 2021 — The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is bringing back its Train the Director webinar series for 2021, part of a collaborative effort with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. The next installment, "Developing an Unbiased Culture in Your Laboratory," is coming up on Wednesday, May 26 at 1 pm ET.

The webinar will look at bias in the crime laboratory, asking questions such as:

  • What is bias in forensics?
  • How can it impact your operations?
  • What is it important?
  • What are some considerations when building a culture without bias?

From the webinar description:

The webinar will include important aspects of an unbiased culture, symptoms that indicate your culture might be biased, and examples from the Phoenix Police Department and the Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences.

Key components to consider when building this culture include organizational structure, laboratory policies and procedures, business processes, employee training, transparency, and open access. Laboratory leaders must consider how bias can impact the forensic process and implement measures to build an unbiased culture.

You can learn more and register here.

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