Abstract：Facial features include facial attractiveness, trustworthiness, maturity, racial clues, tattoos, facial expressions and other facial feature dimensions, all of which act as important sources in social interaction. In the process of judicial decision making, facial features may affect several judicial activities, including judgment of civil compensation award or criminal punishment. The effects of facial features on judicial decision is modulated by many factors, such as criminal types, severity of the crime, professional legal training，individual beliefs, cognitive styles, attitudes and motivation of the decision makers. The underlying mechanism behind the effects of facial features on judicial decision making may have a bearing on automatic information processing, stereotype activation, trait inference and the emotional arousal. Future studies should focus on the following topics: (1) the external validity of the research; (2) the cultural differences of facial feature effects on judicial decision-making; (3) the interactive effects of different facial features; (4) the correction and adjustment of the effects of facial features on judicial decision making in judicial practice.