Unintentional Bias in Court

Sophie Stammers, Dr Sarah Bunn

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


When asked to interpret information and draw conclusions, people are prone to a number of well understood, unintentional errors in reasoning called cognitive biases. This POSTnote examines how cognitive biases affect reasoning and decision-making, and outlines strategies to minimise their influence in court.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherParliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2015


  • unintentional bias, cognitive bias, court, justice, criminal justice


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