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)
23 Pages Posted: 31 May 2019 Last revised: 14 Jun 2019
Date Written: February 1, 2019
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
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