By Brian H. Bornstein, Richard L. Wiener, Robert Schopp, Steven L. Willborn
From Merck to McDonald’s to Firestone, high-profile tort situations motivate high-powered tort reform debate. at the same time they gas public perceptions of spurious claims and outlandish awards, whereas fostering expert perceptions of an unwieldy criminal approach. The members to Civil Juries and Civil Justice carry order, in addition to a much-needed truth money, to the placement. This insightful, multidisciplinary quantity offers in-depth case facts, empirical findings, and unique learn, synthesizing a number possible irreconcilable felony and mental viewpoints. top students contemplate the roots of juryphobia, the expansion trajectories of wear and tear awards, substitute technique of acquiring civil justice, and the position of the social sciences in formulating felony coverage whereas addressing those key questions of the tort reform controversy:
- What should be realized through learning jury decision-making?
- What is the connection among compensatory and punitive damages?
- Are judges extra able than juries in awarding damages?
- Where do non-litigation equipment comparable to apologies and mediation healthy in?
- Can physicians support enhance the malpractice system?
- Have reform efforts performed extra damage than good?
Civil Juries and Civil Justice will allure readers throughout a number of disciplines: forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, lawyers, sociologists, criminologists, political scientists, and coverage makers. due to its research/practice orientation, professors and scholars in those fields will locate it a invaluable textual content for path adoption.
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The excerpts provided in this essay are original data not reported in that article. 20 Nancy Pennington & Reid Hastie, A Cognitive Theory of Juror Decision Making: The Story Model 13 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 519–56 (1991); see also Hastie, this volume. 44 N. ) even going very slowly. Juror #8: And her car didn’t move 25 feet, it moved a couple inches. ) and I think it was really. . Juror #5: [interrupting]: It would at least crack the, uh, bumper, crack the tail light, something like that, if she hit her hard enough.
Civil Juries and Civil Justice: Psychological and Legal Perspectives by Brian H. Bornstein, Richard L. Wiener, Robert Schopp, Steven L. Willborn