Civil Juries and Civil Justice: Psychological and Legal Perspectives by Brian H. BornsteinCivil Juries and Civil Justice: Psychological and Legal Perspectives by Brian H. Bornstein

Civil Juries and Civil Justice: Psychological and Legal Perspectives

byBrian H. BornsteinEditorRichard L. Wiener, Robert Schopp

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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At last, here is an empirical volume that addresses head-on the thorny issue of tort reform in the US. Ongoing policy debates regarding tort reform have led both legal analysts and empirical researchers to reevaluate the civil jury's role in meting out civil justice. Some reform advocates have called for removing certain types of more complex cases from the jury's purview; yet much of the policy debate has proceeded in the absence of data on what the effects of such reforms would be. In addressing these issues, this crucial work takes an empirical approach, relying on archival and experimental data. It stands at the vanguard of the debate and provides information relevant to both state and national civil justice systems.
Brian Bornstein has been an Associate Professor at UNL since joining the psychology department in 2000. He is a member of the law/psychology and cognitive psychology programs, as well as Associate Director of the law/psychology program. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991,and a Master of Lega...
Title:Civil Juries and Civil Justice: Psychological and Legal PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441925589

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Civil Juries and Civil Justice: Current Controversies.- 1.- Medical Malpractice.- Jurors' Awards of Economic and Non-Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases.- Tort Reform and Medical Malpractice: The Effects of Damages Caps.-2.- Pain and Suffering.- Bifurcation as A Remedy in Pain and Suffering Case.- Can Juries Fairly Decide Non-Economic Damages for Whiplash?.- The Inadequacy of Jury Instructions in Pain and Suffering Cases.- 3.- Punitive Damages.- How Juries Make Decisions in Civil Cases: The Psychology of Punitive Damages.- Much Ado about the Tort "Crisis": Jurors' Ability to Decide Punitive Damages.- Is Tort Reform Effective? The Case of Punitive Damage Awards.- Conclusion.- Interdisciplinary Lessons Learned about Civil Jury Behavior.