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A bad bias I’ve had in the past is to expect suspects to behave in a particular manner because that is the “normal response” in similar situations. I learned very early in my career that the suspect who might be “just some drunk” is quite often the most dangerous offender, simply due to our complacency.
A good bias is recognizing the possibility of the above negative bias and taking steps beforehand to rectify that before it becomes an issue.