Chapter 11. Decision Making, in Criminal Justice

  1. David Carson,
  2. Rebecca Milne,
  3. Francis Pakes,
  4. Karen Shalev and
  5. Andrea Shawyer
  1. Edie Greene1 and
  2. Leslie Ellis2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713068.ch11

Applying Psychology to Criminal Justice

Applying Psychology to Criminal Justice

How to Cite

Greene, E. and Ellis, L. (2007) Decision Making, in Criminal Justice, in Applying Psychology to Criminal Justice (eds D. Carson, R. Milne, F. Pakes, K. Shalev and A. Shawyer), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713068.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

  2. 2

    Trial Graphix, Inc.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470015155

Online ISBN: 9780470713068



  • criminal justice system;
  • judges;
  • attorneys;
  • legal decision makers;
  • memory


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Biases in Legal Decisions: The Use of Judgement Heuristics

  • Availability Heuristic

  • Representativeness Heuristic

  • Hindsight Bias

  • Overconfidence

  • Anchoring and Adjustment

  • Simulation Heuristic and Counterfactual Thinking

  • Applied Implications of Research Findings

  • Conclusion

  • References