Justice cannot be achieved without inter-disciplinarily knowledge

 

First, advancements in science and technology can lead to more harm if not understood by justice stakeholders and property implemented and regulated. Examples include AI and genetics.

 

Second, human mind has numerous weaknesses – such as the inability not to discriminate. It therefore is necessary for lawyers and judges to learn how decision-making is harmed by these mind weaknesses, and how to outsmart them.

 

Lawyers cannot properly represent society without basic knowledge of human behaviour (psychology and genetics), including how people differ between each-other, and origin of these differences. Lawyers without understanding of human behaviour – beyond pseudoscience and general knowledge – are, for example, much more likely to judge others, misunderstand them and to come to wrong conclusions. Some scientific knowledge would also develop critical thinking, which is essential but a rare commodity.  

 

 

Two essential steps

 

1. Updating the Law Degree Curricula

Law degrees should include training on psychology and genetics essentials. 

 

2. Requiring training on science essentials 

Judges and Lawyers working in cases affecting people’s rights should be required to take professional development training on basic relevant knowledge on Psychology (in the justice process) and genetics (origins of Individual Differences)