Judicial Behavior

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Abstract

How do judges decide cases? This article reviews the myriad factors that may influence judicial behavior, including law, ideology, and strategic behavior, and argues that no single factor can explain judicial decision-making; instead, the choices justices make are influenced by a combination of factors. The article concludes with some suggestions for future research that acknowledges individual-level variation in the effects of these factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages885-890
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Nelson, M. J. (2015). Judicial Behavior. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 885-890). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.93154-4