Judicial Decision Making

Gregory Mitchell, Judicial Decision Making (pp. 395-416), in Psychological Science and the Law (Neil Brewer & Amy Bradfield Douglas eds., 2019, Guilford)

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-31

23 Pages Posted: 31 May 2019 Last revised: 14 Jun 2019

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Gregory Mitchell

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: February 1, 2019

Abstract

This chapter reviews research on individual and situational differences in judicial decision making and proposes a framework for the study of judicial decision making that emphasizes the judge’s place within an accountability matrix provided by the legal system and the players within that system. The chapter closes with a discussion of the norms that one may use to analyze the quality of judicial decision making.

Keywords: judicial decision-making, law and psychology, accountability

Suggested Citation

Mitchell, Gregory, Judicial Decision Making (February 1, 2019). Gregory Mitchell, Judicial Decision Making (pp. 395-416), in Psychological Science and the Law (Neil Brewer & Amy Bradfield Douglas eds., 2019, Guilford); Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3385068

Gregory Mitchell (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

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