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NCJ Number: 147928 Find in a Library
Editor(s): R Hastie
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 286
Sponsoring Agency: Cambridge University Press
New York, NY 10011-4211
Publication Number: ISBN 0-521-41988-3
Sale Source: Cambridge University Press
Journal Division
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-4211
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents varied perspectives on juror decisionmaking from the traditions of social psychology, behavioral decision theory, cognitive psychology, and behavioral modeling.
Abstract: The authors look at why jurors who hear the same evidence and arguments in the courtroom later disagree about the proper verdict, how biases and prejudices affect juror decisionmaking, and the extent of juror rationality. Major theories of juror decisionmaking are reviewed, along with research that has been conducted to evaluate their validity. Juror decisionmaking models are detailed that focus on the link between attitudes and verdicts, the influence of outcome information and attitudes on juror decisionmaking in search and seizure cases, algebraic models of juror decision processes, formal and empirical research on cascaded inference in jurisprudence, and argument structuring and evidence evaluation. Commentaries are included that address juror decisionmaking and the need for jury research. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Jury decisionmaking; Jury research; Mathematical modeling; Psychological research; Psychological theories; Verdicts
Note: Cambridge Series on Judgment and Decision Making
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