Breaks and parole decisions


Studies of parole decisions showed that parole was more likely to be granted after the judge had eaten a snack or had a lunch break. Although surprising, these results may have a simple explanation. Researchers suggest that over the course of repeated rulings, judges settle into a status quo and either the food or simply the rest alters the pattern of rulings the judge makes.

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