HINDSIGHT BIAS IN LEGAL DECISION MAKING

@article{Harley2007HINDSIGHTBI,
  title={HINDSIGHT BIAS IN LEGAL DECISION MAKING},
  author={Erin M. Harley},
  journal={Social Cognition},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={48-63}
}
Jurors in the U.S. legal system face a difficult challenge; they must ignore negative outcomes, and judge the defendant's pre–outcome actions in a fair way. This method of rejudging the past while trying to ignore certain information, makes jurors vulnerable to hindsight bias. In this article I review a growing body of research that demonstrates the detrimental effects of hindsight bias on legal decision making. Topics examined include: effects of hindsight bias on judgments of legal liability… 
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