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  The More the Better? Effects of Training and Information Amount in Legal Judgments

Dickert, S., Herbig, B., Glöckner, A., Gansen, C., & Portack, R. (2010). The More the Better? Effects of Training and Information Amount in Legal Judgments.

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Dickert, Stephan1, Author              
Herbig, Britta1, Author              
Glöckner, Andreas1, Author              
Gansen, Christina1, Author              
Portack, Roman1, Author              
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1Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Max Planck Society, ou_2173688              

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 Abstract: In an experimental study we investigated effects of information amount and legal training on the judgment accuracy in legal cases. In a two (legal training: yes vs. no) x two (information amount: high vs. low) between-subjects design, 90 participants judged the premeditation of a perpetrator in eight real-world cases decided by the German Federal Court of Justice. Judgment accuracy was assessed in comparison with the Court’s ruling. Legal training increased judgment accuracy, but did not depend on the amount of information given. Furthermore, legal training corresponded with higher confidence. Interestingly, emotional reactions to the legal cases were stronger when more information was given for individuals without legal training but decreased for individuals with training. This interaction seems to be caused by fundamental differences in the way people construct their mental representations of the cases. We advance an information processing perspective to explain the observed differences in legal judgments and conclude with a discussion on the merits and problems of offering more information to lay people participating in legal decision making.

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 Dates: 2010
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Publishing info: Bonn : Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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 Identifiers: Other: 2010/34
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