Multiattribute Utility Measurement and the Model of Judicial Decision Making
Identification and operational definition of the offense characteristics material to seriousness
Development of scales of relative seriousness for each offense factor
Determination of the relative importance of each offense factor in the assessment of seriousness
Calculation of the overall seriousness of the offense characteristics
Assessment of the sensitivity of the estimates of the weights for the offense factors
KeywordsJudicial Decision Objective Scale Case Factor Archival Study Holistic Assessment
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