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Civil justice

Condemn-Nation: The Social Psychological Foundations of the Kelo Backlash
Authors: Shari Seidman Diamond, Janice Nadler, Updated Jan 23, 2008
This project seeks to understand and explain the extreme public reaction to the Kelo case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that governments are permitted to force the sale of private property…

Expressive Law

Authors: Janice Nadler, Richard McAdams, Updated Jun 9, 2017
This project seeks to understand empirically the effects that law has apart from sanctions that it imposes. It tests experimentally the theory that law influences behavior in coordination games with…

Criminal justice

Moral Judgment and the Psychology of Legal Blame
Author: Janice Nadler, Updated Jun 7, 2011
In this project, I propose to conduct a series of experiments to map the contours ofpsychological blame, as it is influenced by the wrongdoer’s motive, the wrongdoer’s character, and…

The Probative Versus Prejudicial Effect of Gruesome Photographs in Court

Authors: Janice Nadler, Jessica Salerno, Arizona State University , Susan Bandes, DePaul Law School, Updated Feb 5, 2017
Lawyers, judges, and juries are faced with a barrage of evidence and argument displayed in visual form - sometimes gruesome in nature. Advances in hand-held video technology have made it commonplace…


Public Opinion, Private Governance, and the Influence of Source Credibility

Authors: Janice Nadler, David A. Dana, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Updated Feb 5, 2017
In this project, we seek to explore whether corporate endorsements and implementations of practices influence public support for legislation and regulation that would generally mandate such…

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