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Judical Decision Making

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ISBN13: 9780306461545
ISBN: 0306461544
Published: July 1999
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Decision making by appellate judges are examined from a psychological viewpoint. The process of deciding a case, from the initial decision whether to grant certiorari to the final announcement of a decision, is analyzed using contemporary concepts from the field of psychology, especially social cognition theory. The impact of amicus briefs submitted to the courts by the American Psychological Association is evaluated.

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Contents:
1. How Do Judges Decide? 2. Opinion Formation and Expression.
3. Attempts to Influence Judges.
4. The Role of the Chief Justice.
5. Responses to Influence.
6. History of the Psychology -- Law Relationship.
7. The American Psychological Association's.
8. The APA's Amicus Attempts to Influence the Supreme Court.
9. Unsuccessful Attempts to Influence the Court.
10. The Future of the Psychology -- Law Relationship. References. Name Index. Subject Index.