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Realizing the Potential of Instructions to Disregard

Linda J. Demaine

in Memory and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199920754
eISBN:
9780199950133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920754.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology

The chapter addresses a longstanding issue of import to the courts—what instructions to disregard trial judges should issue when jurors are exposed to unfairly prejudicial inadmissible evidence. ... More


Instructions to Disregard and to Limit Use

Michael J. Saks and Barbara A. Spellman

in The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479880041
eISBN:
9780814768785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880041.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The problem of exposure to information that shouldn’t be considered when making a decision comes up in many guises for both jurors and judges. In balancing justice and expedience, the law sometimes ... More


Judicial Decision-Making

Eyal Zamir and Doron Teichman

in Behavioral Law and Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190901349
eISBN:
9780190901387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901349.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the rich behavioral research on judicial decision-making. It opens with general theories of the cognitive process of judicial decision-making, focusing on the story model and ... More


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