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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

Abstract:     
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, K4

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Date posted: January 23, 2011 ; Last revised: October 29, 2012

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Irwin, John F. and Real, Daniel L., Unconscious Influences on Judicial Decision-Making: The Illusion of Objectivity (October 23, 2010). McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 43, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1696643

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John F. Irwin (Contact Author)
Nebraska Court of Appeals
1445 K Street
1213 State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509-8910
United States
Creighton University - School of Law ( email )
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
United States
Daniel L. Real
Creighton University - School of Law ( email )
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
United States
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