Will Jurisprudence Become a Behavioural Science?

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 1968

Abstract

This paper considers the interaction between jurisprudence and social science. It briefly covers the cynicism of writers such as Jerome Frank, who argue that judges are human and fallible and that juries are a triumph for irrationality, before considering the book 'The American Jury' which rebuts these points.

Keywords: legal system, jury, judge, judicial system, jurisprudence

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, Will Jurisprudence Become a Behavioural Science? (1968). New Zealand Law Journal 204, 1968; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2221645

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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