Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Intuitive and Deliberate Processes in Legal Decision Making
SummaryProfessional decision makers like executives and judges are confronted with complex situations every day. This article presents decision strategies and problems in the practical application of probability theory and heuristics in legal decision making. It is argued that decision makers come to good decisions by efficiently combining intuitive and deliberate processes. An analysis of the code of criminal procedure reveals that legal institutions already support these processes.