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Inside the Juror : The Psychology of Juror Decision Making - Reid Hastie

Inside the Juror

The Psychology of Juror Decision Making

By: Reid Hastie (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 1995
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How jurors come to a verdict in a trial is a fascinating topic with many unexpected aspects. Inside the Juror presents the most interesting and sophisticated work to date on juror decision making from several traditions--social psychology, behavioral decision theory, cognitive psychology, and behavioral modeling. The authors grapple with crucial questions, such as: Why jurors who hear the same evidence and arguments in the courtroom enter the jury room with disagreements about the proper verdict and how biases and prejudices affect jurors' decisions. And just how "rational" is the typical juror? As an introduction to the scientific study of juror decision making in criminal trials, Inside the Juror provides a comprehensive and understandable summary of the major theories of juror decision making and the research that has been conducted to evaluate their validity.

"...a comprehensive overview of the research done on juror decision making from several academic perspectives: social psychology, behavioral decision theory, cognitive psychology, and behavioral modeling...Although the papers are written from an academic perspective, the theories are readily applied to actual juries since much of the research was conducted through realistic mock-jury simulation studies." Criminal Lawyers Association Newsletter "...a useful reference, providing side-by-side comparisons of the four models of juror decision making that have generated the most research activity." Dorothy K. Kagehiro, Contemporary Psychology

Series preface
Editor's preface
Acknowledgments
Models of Juror Decision Making
Introduction
Some steps between attitudes and verdicts
The influence of outcome information and attitudes on juror decision making in search and seizure cases
Algebraic models of juror decision processes
Stochastic models of juror decision making
Formal and empirical research on cascaded inference in jurisprudence
Argument structuring and evidence evaluation
The story model for juror decision making
Commentaries
Notes on the sampling of stimulus cases and the measurement of responses in research on juror decision making
Sausages and the law: juror decisions in the much larger justice system
A rational game theory framework for the analysis of legal and criminal decision making
Why do jury research?
Two conceptions of the juror
A mathematician comments on models of juror decision making
Index of names
Index of subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521477550
ISBN-10: 0521477557
Series: Cambridge Series on Judgement and Decision Making
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st May 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39