Lack of Scientific or Social Knowledge in Making Decisions


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Essay #: 056155
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Lack of Scientific or Social Knowledge in Making Decisions
Often judges and jury members struggle in making decisions, because it is difficult to determine what scientific evidence and psychological issues should be accepted in the courtroom. According to Richard Redding and Dickon Reppucci, “Over the last 20 years, the legal system has seen a variety of psychological research studies and advocacy efforts aimed at informing the law about legally relevant psychological issues” and scientific studies (48). When a deficit in knowledge concerning scientific and social psychology appears in the courtroom, it is often difficult to make decisions based on this lack of knowledge. This paper will look at scientific and social evidence and how the...
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.....t scientific and social evidence when it comes to litigation. Personally, it is like the blind leading the blind because judges or jury members are often confused with the evidence that is presented. Definitely, it is difficult for courts to make the right decisions. Determining the right decisions to make in the courtroom is not an easy process even though it often affects the lives of the people involved. How should courts make decisions when it comes to scientific or social evidence?
Works Cited
Bertin, Joan and Henifin, Mary. “Science, Law, and the Search for Truth in the Courtroom: Lessons from Daubert v. Merrell Dow.”
Redding, Richard & Dickon Reppucci. “Effects of Lawyers’ Socio-political Social Science in Legal Decision Making.”