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Publications by Avani Mehta Sood


Motivated Cognition in Legal Judgments: An Analytic Review, 9 Ann. Rev. L. Soc. Sci. 307 (2013) - PDF Version (176 Kb)

The Plasticity of Harm in the Service of Criminalization Goals (with John Darley), 100 Calif. L. Rev. 1313 (2012) - PDF Version (363 Kb)

Legal Efforts for Social Reform through the Indian Supreme Court, 51 Harv. Int'l L. J. Online 63 (2010) - PDF Version (196 Kb)

Redressing Women's Rights Violations through the Judiciary, 1 Jindal Global L. Rev. 137 (2009) - PDF Version (96 Kb)

The Fine Line Between Interrogation and Retribution (with Kevin Carlsmith), 45 J. Experimental Soc. Psychol. 191 (2009) - PDF Version (324 Kb)

Gender Justice through Public Interest Litigation: Case Studies from India, 41 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 833 (2008) - PDF Version (487 Kb)


Failure to Deliver: Violations of Women's Human Rights in Kenyan Health Facilities (with Elisa Slattery and Claris Ogangah), Center for Reproductive Rights (2007) - PDF Version (272 Kb)

Litigating Reproductive Rights: Using Public Interest Litigation and International Law to Promote Gender Justice in India, Center for Reproductive Rights (2006) - PDF Version (886 Kb)


Cognitive Cleansing: A Psychological Perspective on the Exclusionary Rule

Experimental Investigations of the Calibration of Punishment Based on the Subjective Experience of the Offender

Motivated Justice: Conflicting Theories of Punishment and the Expression of Bias (with Kevin Carlsmith and Katherine Castino)

The Empirics of Selection in International Criminal Law (with Christopher Kutz and Saira Mohamed)


Aggressive Interrogation and Retributive Justice: A Proposed Psychological Model (with Kevin Carlsmith), in J. Hansen, ed., Ideology, Psychology, and Law 574-604 (2012) - PDF Version (1.08 Mb)