Decision-making in the courtroom: Judiciary

Junnarkar, Mohita and Adlakha, Kartik (2021) Decision-making in the courtroom: Judiciary. In: Criminal psychology and the criminal justice system in India and beyond. Springer, Singapore, pp. 229-241. ISBN 9789811645709

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The verdict in all criminal cases is heavily reliant on judge’s decision making abilities. This, in turn, may be influenced by arguments from the litigating lawyers, eyewitness testimony, and comments from the arbitration panel; however, the lawyers are reported to generally hold maximal influence. This chapter will outline the various factors that influence the judges’ decision-making process. We will discuss at length on psychological concepts such as short-term memory, schemas, language, emotions, persuasion, and their role in courtroom. In discussing various examples of the effective courtroom statements derived from international and Indian trials, we will also outline the various ways in which lawyers can successfully persuade a judge in the courtroom.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Judge | Decision-making | Persuasion | Language | Emotions
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 09:20
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 09:20
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