Unconscious Influences on Judicial Decision-Making: The Illusion of Objectivity
20 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2011 Last revised: 29 Oct 2012
Date Written: October 23, 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.
Keywords: Judicial Decision-Making, Implicit Bias
JEL Classification: K, K4
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