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Cognition in the Courts: Analyzing the Use of Experiments to Study Legal Decision-Making  

Eileen Braman

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
This chapter critically evaluates how experiments are used to study cognitive processes involved in legal reasoning. Looking at research on legal presumptions, heuristic processing, and ... More

New Measurement Technologies: A Review and Application to Nuremberg and Justice Jackson  

Daniel E. Ho and Michael Morse

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
This chapter reviews measurement technologies that have rapidly invigorated the study of judicial behavior, examining the standard approach to measuring judicial “ideal points” and ... More

The Use of Observational Data to Study Law and the Judiciary  

Sara C. Benesh

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
The study of courts has been tremendously advanced via the availability of data, key to an empirical, scientific analysis of the decision-making of the political actors that make up the ... More

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