Modeling the Evolution of Legal Discretion - An Artificial Intelligence Approach

  title={Modeling the Evolution of Legal Discretion - An Artificial Intelligence Approach},
  author={Ruth Kannai and Uri J. Schild and John Zeleznikow},
  journal={Law \& Courts eJournal},
Much legal research focuses on understanding how judicial decision-makers exercise their discretion. In this paper we examine the notion of legal or judicial discretion, and weaker and stronger forms of discretion. At all times our goal is to build cognitive models of the exercise of discretion, with a view to building computer software to model and primarily support decision-making. We observe that discretionary decision-making can best be modeled using three independent axes: bounded and… Expand

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