Toward a Model of Judicial Decision Making: An Unproductive Review of Psychological Research

  • Austin Lovegrove
Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)


In Chapter 2 through the separate evaluations of current approaches to the development of detailed sentencing statistics and numerical guidelines there ran a common thread of criticism; namely, the modeling techniques were inadequate for representing the relationship between the facts of a case and sentence and, in particular, the aggregation of individual case elements in arriving at an overall assessment of the case.


Criminal Justice System Probation Officer Judicial Decision Appellate Court Case Factor 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Austin Lovegrove
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  1. 1.Criminology DepartmentUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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