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Biased Trials

Insights from Behavioral Law and Economics

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Part of the Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts | Economic Analysis of Law book series (ÖAR I EAL)

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About this book

Introduction

Goran Dominioni argues that research in behavioral economics, psychology, and neurosciences can offer novel insights on whether court decisions are accurate, non-discriminatory, and maximize social welfare. The author also shows that insights from these areas of research can help to improve trial outcomes if carefully applied to craft trial rules and practices. He covers central themes in behavioral law and economics, such as implicit racial biases, the fundamental attribution error, and gender-related biases.

Contents

  • The Behavioral Economics of Accuracy and Discrimination at Trial
  • Truth Standards in Behavioral Law and Economics
  • The Fundamental Attribution Error and Accuracy in Trial Settings: Judges vs Jurors
  • Implicit Racial Biases in Tort Trials
  • Gender and Race-Based Statistical Tables in European Tort Trials
  • Accuracy and Discrimination at Trial: Putting the Pieces Together

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of behavioral law and economics, evidence law, tort law, judicial decision making
  • Policy-makers, judges, prosecutors, and lawyers

The Author

Goran Dominioni holds a PhD from Bologna University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Hamburg University. He has conducted research at Cornell Law School, Copenhagen University, Hamburg University, and UC Louvain.

Keywords

Behavioral Law and Economics Judicial Decision-Making Evidence Law Tort Law Trial Truth Discrimination Gender Race Fundamental Attribution Error Implicit Racial Biases Debiasing Statistical Tables

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Washington, D.C.USA

About the authors

Goran Dominioni holds a PhD from Bologna University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Hamburg University. He has conducted research at Cornell Law School, Copenhagen University, Hamburg University, and UC Louvain.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biased Trials
  • Book Subtitle Insights from Behavioral Law and Economics
  • Authors Goran Dominioni
  • Series Title Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts | Economic Analysis of Law
  • Series Abbreviated Title Ökonomische anal. des Rechts | econ. anal. of Law
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-30080-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-30079-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-30080-7
  • Series ISSN 2524-7360
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-7379
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 171
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Law and Economics
    Behavioral/Experimental Economics
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Reviews

“‘Biased Trials’ will invariably draw the attention of those who take courtroom advocacy seriously, who teach advocacy, or are driven by concerns over disparate treatment. … there is much of value in this work is only to begin to describe it. Biased Trials is a treasure trove of research and insight, if the reader is capable of ,parsing its sometimes stilted prose.” (Advocacy & Evidence Resources, Temple University Beasley School of Law, March 8, 2021)