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The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making

David E. Klein and Gregory Mitchell (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367584
eISBN:
9780199776917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367584.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This volume of essays examines the psychological processes that underlie judicial decision making. Chapters in the first section of the book take as their starting point the fact that judges make ... More


The Miranda Ruling: Its Past, Present, and Future

Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Mary L. Pitman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730902
eISBN:
9780199776986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730902.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In 1966 the Supreme Court ruled that law-enforcement officers were required to inform criminal defendants about their rights to remain silent or have an attorney present during their interrogation. ... More


Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court: An Empirical Approach

Lawrence Wrightsman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195368628
eISBN:
9780199867554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368628.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Of all the activities done by the Supreme Court justices as they form their decisions on important cases, the oral arguments are the only step in the process visible to the public. Despite this ... More


Oral Arguments: Are They No Longer Essential?

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court: An Empirical Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195368628
eISBN:
9780199867554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368628.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Two hundred years ago the Supreme Court justices formed their opinions on the basis of the oral arguments; there were no briefs, and oral arguments lasted as long as five days. Now oral arguments ... More


The Behavior of Advocates before the Supreme Court

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court: An Empirical Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195368628
eISBN:
9780199867554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368628.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Despite opportunities for practice and feedback before making an appearance before the Court, some advocates make errors—everything from strategic errors to mistaking one justice for another. This ... More


The Supreme Court, Social Psychology, and Group Formation

Neal Devins and Will Federspiel

in The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367584
eISBN:
9780199776917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367584.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The Justices of the Supreme Court function not just as individuals but also as members of a group. Political science models of Supreme Court decision making, however, focus on the legal and policy ... More


Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System

Monica K. Miller and Brian H. Bornstein (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199829996
eISBN:
9780199301492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829996.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Stress and trauma have potential to affect the behavior and performance of victims, litigants, witnesses, judges, jurors, police, and attorneys; this in turn can impact the functioning of the legal ... More


Judges’ Religion

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.006
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter reviews social scientific research on the relationship between judges' religion and their decisions. It begins with a historical perspective on the role of religion in judicial selection ... More


Judges, Expertise, and Analogy

Barbara A. Spellman

in The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367584
eISBN:
9780199776917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367584.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Political scientists have shown that one can anticipate how a judge will decide a case more often than chance, or a reading of the facts, might allow by using various predictors such as party ... More


The Decision in Miranda v. Arizona

Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Mary L. Pitman

in The Miranda Ruling: Its Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730902
eISBN:
9780199776986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730902.003.003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter describes the crime and the subsequent police interrogation and trial, all of which led to the 1966 Supreme Court decision ruling that criminal defendants had the right to counsel or to ... More


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