Judicial Decision Making: Is Psychology Relevant? by Lawrence S. Wrightsman

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By Lawrence S. Wrightsman

within the mid-1970s, as a social psychologist devoted to the appliance of knowl­ part, I welcomed our field's rising curiosity within the criminal method. i've got al­ methods been thinking about jury trials-something concerning the concept that con­ ceptions of the reality have been in irrevocable clash and jurors may decide upon just one of them. extra very important, the legal justice method is a massive social strength that has been missed through social psychologists for many of the 20th century. As I systematically started to discover the purposes of social psycho­ logical strategies to the legislations twenty years in the past, I skilled the pride of discovery just like that of a kid below a Christmas tree. it's been pleasurable to be one of the cohort of researchers who've studied the felony procedure, particularly trial juries, from a mental viewpoint. i feel we have now realized a lot that might be priceless if the method have been to be revised. Hlf the method have been to be revised" . . . there is the rub. As i've got said, my unique motivation was once the applying of information. Like different social scien­ tists, I believed-perhaps arrogantly-that the result of our examine efforts can be used to make trial juries function with extra potency, accuracy, and delight. Qver the final twenty years, a lot wisdom has collected. How do we placed this data to paintings? Judges are the gatekeepers of the felony system.

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