Alternative Dispute Resolution in Trial and Appellate Courts

  • Robert J. MacCoun
  • E. Allan Lind
  • Tom R. Tyler


In recent decades, American courts have made substantial efforts to develop alternatives to traditional trial and appellate hearing procedures. Mediation and arbitration programs have become common features of state and federal court procedure. Many of these alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures have been the target of empirical program evaluation studies, and there is now a substantial body of research on the workings and consequences of such procedures. As will be seen in many of the studies we review, ADR programs frequently have unexpected effects. In addition, unexpected or not, ADR research has produced many interesting insights into the psychology of law and the psychology of disputing.


Procedural Justice Dispute Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution Society Review Plea Bargaining 
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  • Tom R. Tyler

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