Judging Better Together: Understanding the Psychology of Group Decision-Making on Panel Courts and Tribunals
5.5 LAW, Law
While the psychological phenomena that affect group decisionmaking have been thoroughly investigated for decades, how these phenomena apply to decision-making by judges on panel courts is under-examined. This article examines the main psychological phenomena of group decision-making, both positive and negative, and considers their implications for panel courts and other groups of professional legal decision-makers such as adjudicators serving on tribunals. This article argues that experimental studies on judges and adjudicators testing the effects of these phenomena would improve understanding of legal decision-making by these groups and could help to devise ways to improve their decision-making processes to reach higher quality decisions. Some ideas and outlines for experimental studies are presented.
Barry, Brian M. Dr, "Judging Better Together: Understanding the Psychology of Group Decision-Making on Panel Courts and Tribunals" (2023). Articles. 44.
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Brian M. Barry, ‘Judging Better Together: Understanding the Psychology of Group Decision-Making on Panel Courts and Tribunals’ (2023) 14(1) International Journal for Court Administration 6.