Unit 1: Heuristics and Biases in Adjudication

Included in this bibliography are contributions ranging from heuristics and biases stricto sensu, prejudices and stereotypes, and a title on bounded rationality.

The list is subdivided in two parts.

The first part features basic readings of general interest – a few handbooks, and seminal works –, not specifically related to the law or to legal reasoning.

The second part comprises essays concerning, specifically, heuristics, biases, and stereotypes in adjudication. Some of these items are surveys, covering more or less vast areas of the general subject. Others are devoted to the analysis of the nature and workings of particular heuristics, biases, prejudices, and stereotypes, in judicial decision making generally, or in narrowly circumscribed judicial settings. Our aim is to give the reader a sense of the variety of phenomena, and research, in this area.


Heuristics, Biases and the Law