Unpacking Retribution Bias

A socially held and institutionally enacted bias towards exacting retribution — a bias favoring punishment.

Tiffany Jana
Apr 17, 2020 · 18 min read

Retribution bias is triggered in the presence of wrongdoing, or the perception of wrongdoing. It depends, in the American context, on the criminal justice system to name who is trustworthy, hirable, a “safe community member”, and so on…