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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 13: Implicit Bias

Interpersonal/Bias Prevention

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This lesson provides guidance for law enforcement officers on the following topics:

  • Reasons for Studying Implicit Bias

  • How to Identify Implicit Bias

  • How Implicit Bias Affects Police Work

  • Practical Ways to Combat Implicit Bias

This lesson is designed to help satisfy the annual bias prevention and de-escalation training requirement under Iowa Code section 80B.11G and Iowa Administrative Code section 501-8.1(6).

This lesson has been reviewed and approved by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

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