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Profiles, probabilities, and stereotypes [electronic resource] / Frederick Schauer.

By: Schauer, Frederick F.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 359 p.).ISBN: 9780674043244 (electronic bk.); 0674043243 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Stereotype (Psychology) | Decision making | Judgment | Forecasting | Justice | St�er�eotypes | Prise de d�ecision | Jugement | Pr�evision | Justice | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Prejudice | Stereotypen | Besluitvorming | Beoordeling | Generalisatie | Entscheidungsfindung | Rechtsprechung | Vorurteil | StereotypGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Profiles, probabilities, and stereotypes.DDC classification: 303.3/85 Other classification: 77.61 Online resources: ebrary | EBSCOhost | Google
Contents:
Introduction: painting with a broad brush -- In training with the greeks -- Pit bulls, golden retrievers, and other dangerous dogs -- A ride on the blue bus -- Eighty-year-old pilots and twelve-year-old voters -- The women of the Virginia Military Institute -- The profilers -- The usual suspects -- Two cheers for Procrustes -- Ships with altered names -- The generality of law -- Generality, community, and the wars of the Roqueforts -- Coda: from the justice of generality to the generality of justice.
Subject: This book employees a careful, rigorous, yet lively approach to the timely question of whether we can justly generalize about members of a group on the basis of statistical tendencies of that group.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-353) and index.

Introduction: painting with a broad brush -- In training with the greeks -- Pit bulls, golden retrievers, and other dangerous dogs -- A ride on the blue bus -- Eighty-year-old pilots and twelve-year-old voters -- The women of the Virginia Military Institute -- The profilers -- The usual suspects -- Two cheers for Procrustes -- Ships with altered names -- The generality of law -- Generality, community, and the wars of the Roqueforts -- Coda: from the justice of generality to the generality of justice.

This book employees a careful, rigorous, yet lively approach to the timely question of whether we can justly generalize about members of a group on the basis of statistical tendencies of that group.

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