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The Resource Judges and their audiences : a perspective on judicial behavior, Lawrence Baum

Judges and their audiences : a perspective on judicial behavior, Lawrence Baum

Label
Judges and their audiences : a perspective on judicial behavior
Title
Judges and their audiences
Title remainder
a perspective on judicial behavior
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Baum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'What motivates judges as decision makers? Political scientist Lawrence Baum offers a new perspective on this crucial question, a perspective based on judges' interest in the approval of audiences important to them. The conventional scholarly wisdom holds that judges on higher courts seek only to make good law, good policy, or both. In these theories, judges are influenced by other people only in limited ways, in consequence of their legal and policy goals. In contrast, Baum argues that the influence of judges' audiences is pervasive. This influence derives from judges' interest in popularity and respect, a motivation central to most people. Judges care about the regard of audiences because they like that regard in itself, not just as a means to other ends. Judges and Their Audiences uses research in social psychology to make the case that audiences shape judges' choices in substantial ways. Drawing on a broad range of scholarship on judicial decision-making and an array of empirical evidence, the book then analyzes the potential and actual impact of several audiences, including the public, other branches of government, court colleagues, the legal profession, and judges' social peers. Engagingly written, this book provides a deeper understanding of key issues concerning judicial behavior on which scholars disagree, identifies aspects of judicial behavior that diverge from the assumptions of existing models, and shows how those models can be strengthened."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baum, Lawrence
Dewey number
347.73/14
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8775
LC item number
.B378 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judges
  • Judicial process
  • Law
Label
Judges and their audiences : a perspective on judicial behavior, Lawrence Baum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-219) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about judicial behavior -- Judging as self-presentation -- Court colleagues, the public, and other branches of government -- Social and professional groups -- Policy groups, the news media, and the greenhouse effect -- Implications for the study of judicial behavior
Control code
61865233
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780691124933
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005054514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691124933
Label
Judges and their audiences : a perspective on judicial behavior, Lawrence Baum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-219) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about judicial behavior -- Judging as self-presentation -- Court colleagues, the public, and other branches of government -- Social and professional groups -- Policy groups, the news media, and the greenhouse effect -- Implications for the study of judicial behavior
Control code
61865233
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780691124933
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005054514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691124933

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