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Punitive Damages How Juries Decide

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ISBN-10: 0226780155

ISBN-13: 9780226780153

Edition: 2003

Authors: Cass R. Sunstein, Reid Hastie, John W. Payne, David A. Schkade, W. Kip Viscusi

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The authors ask how juries actually make decisions about punitive damages. Specialists in psychology, economics and law present new data gathered from over 600 controlled experiments which documents a range of systematic bias in jury behaviour.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 285
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface and Acknoweldgments
The Problem and Efforts to Understand It
Overview: What We Did and What We Found
How Juries Think
From Outrage to Dollars
Shared Outrage, Erractic Awards
Deliberating about Dollars: The Severity Shift
Do Plaintiffs' Request and Plaintiffs' Identities Matter?
To Punish or Not?
Judging Corporate Recklessness
Looking Backward in Punitive Judgments: 20-20 Vision?
Jurors and Judges as Risk Managers
Corporate Risk Analysis: A Reckless Act?
Do People Want Optimal Detterence?
Detterence Instructions: What Jurors Won't Do
Judging Risk and Reckelssness
Do Judges Do Better?
Putting It All Together
What Should Be Done?
Appendix: Judge's Instructions
List of Contributors