Unconscious Influences on Judicial Decision-Making: The Illusion of Objectivity
John F. Irwin
Nebraska Court of Appeals; Creighton University - School of Law
Daniel L. Real
Creighton University - School of Law
October 23, 2010
McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 43, 2010
Judicial decision making is influenced by unconscious decisions and motivations - implicit biases. This paper explores how implicit bias impacts judicial decision-making, as well as considerations for minimizing negative impacts of implicit bias.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: Judicial Decision-Making, Implicit Bias
JEL Classification: K, K4Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 23, 2011 ; Last revised: October 29, 2012
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