Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making by Jean-Louis van Gelder, Henk Elffers, Danielle Reynald,

By Jean-Louis van Gelder, Henk Elffers, Danielle Reynald, Daniel S Nagin

Research and theorizing on felony selection making has now not stored velocity with contemporary advancements in different fields of human selection making. while felony choice making concept continues to be principally ruled by way of cognitive techniques corresponding to rational choice-based versions, psychologists, behavioral economists and neuroscientists have discovered impact (i.e., feelings, moods) and visceral components akin to sexual arousal and drug yearning, to play a basic position in human choice processes.

This ebook examines substitute methods to incorporating impact into legal determination making and checking out its effect on such judgements. In so doing it generalizes extant cognitive theories of felony selection making through incorporating impact into the choice strategy. In conceptual and ten empirical chapters it's rigorously argued how impact impacts felony judgements along rational and cognitive issues. The empirical experiences use a large choice of equipment starting from interviews and observations to experimental techniques and questionnaires, and deal with crimes as assorted as highway theft, pilfering, and intercourse offences. will probably be of curiosity to criminologists, social psychologists, judgment and choice making researchers, behavioral economists and sociologists alike.

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