Inside the Judicial Mind

  title={Inside the Judicial Mind},
  author={Chris Guthrie and Jeffrey John Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich},
  journal={Cornell Law Review},
The quality of the judicial system depends upon the quality of decisions that judges make. Even the most talented and dedicated judges surely make occasional mistakes, but the public understandably expects judges to avoid systematic errors. This expectation, however, might be unrealistic. Psychologists who study human judgment and choice have learned that people frequently fall prey to cognitive illusions that produce systematic errors in judgment. Even though judges are experienced, well… Expand

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