JURY DYNAMICS AND DECISION-MAKING: A PRESCRIPTION FOR GROUPTHINK
Since it was initially published, the groupthink hypothesis (Janis, 1972) has been one of the most widely cited con- tributions to the study of decision-making. Although it was originally conceived as a model of faulty decision- making by political policy-making groups, its applicability to other types of decision-making workgroups is readily apparent. Also apparent is its potential applicability to decision-making by juries. The antecedent conditions and symptoms of groupthink are elaborated, as they may apply to decision-making by juries and preventative strate- gies are discussed.
Published in 2009.