Unintentional Bias in Court

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Abstract

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
PublisherParliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Number of pages6
Volume512
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2015

Keywords

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