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Judges and their work

Fielding, NG (2011) Judges and their work Social and Legal Studies, 20 (1). 97 - 115. ISSN 0964-6639

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The article discusses judicial activism in the light of research into the attitudes of English judges, and a comparator group of US judges, towards judicial selection, judicial training and sentencing practice. Noting commonalities and shared perspectives, it is argued that the findings indicate enduring features of occupational culture that originate in relations within the legal workgroup and the practical craft of judging. Against the context of highly conventional attitudes, a conservative form of judicial activism is found in respect of resistance to legislative and policy innovation.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology
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Date : March 2011
Identification Number : 10.1177/0964663910388857
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Additional Information : Published in Social and Legal Studies, 20(1), 97-115, 2011. Copyright 2011 Sage Publications. Available online at:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 02 May 2012 16:07
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 18:58

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