Justice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law is the first study of the reality TV genre to trace its theatrical legacy, connecting the phenomenon of the daytime TV shows to a long history of theatrical trials staged to educate audiences in pedagogies of citizenship. It examines how judge TV fulfills part of law's performative function: that of providing a participatory spectacle the public can recognize as justice. Since it debuted in 1981 with The People's Court, which made famous its star jurist, Judge Joseph A. Wapner, dozens of judges have made the move to television. Unlike the demographics in actual courts, most TV judges are non-white men and women hailing from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. These judges charge their decisions with personal preferences and cultural innuendos, painting a very different picture of what justice looks like. Drawing on interviews with TV judges, producers and production staff, as well as the author's experience as a studio audience member, the book scrutinizes the performativity of the genre, the needs it meets and the inherent ideological biases about race, gender and civic instruction.
To Sheindlin justice must not only be done and seen to be done, it must be seen
to be done fast.” One of Judge Judy's most enduring catchphrases is: “Justice
served at lightning speed.”22 But Safer was not alone in his witty descriptors.
Author: Sarah Kozinn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
"In reconstructing the history of the so-called agitation trials and placing them in a rich social context, Elizabeth A. Wood makes a major contribution to rethinking the first decade of Soviet history. Her book traces the arc by which a regime's campaign to educate the masses through entertainment and discipline culminated in a policy of brute shaming."--Jacket.
CONCLUSION Public trials performed for show purposes went through one last
phase of transformation between the Shakhty trial and the famous Moscow Show
Trials of 1936 – 38 . 1 The language became more vicious , more polarized than
Author: Elizabeth A. Wood
Publisher: Cornell University Press
A history of public executions in France from the medieval spectacle of suffering to the invention of the Revolutionary guillotine, up to the last public execution in 1939. Paul Friedland explores why spectacles of public execution were staged, as well as why thousands of spectators came to watch them.
Although the story strikes the modern reader as odd, even somewhat silly, I think
that we can now see how, within the context of its time, the execution of the Sow
of Falaise was a perfectly logical act of justice, duly performed by the executioner
Author: Paul Friedland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Offering a comparative case study of transitional justice processes in Afghanistan and Nepal, this book critically evaluates the way the "local" is consulted in post-conflict efforts toward peace and reconciliation. It argues that there is a tendency in transitional justice efforts to contain the discussion of the "local" within religious and cultural parameters, thus engaging only with a "static local," as interpreted by certain local stakeholders. Based on data collected through interviews and participant observation carried out in the civil societies of the respective countries, this book brings attention to a "dynamic local," where societal norms evolve, and realities on the ground are shaped by shifting power dynamics, local hierarchies, and inequalities between actors. It suggests that the "local" must be understood as an inter-subjective concept, the meaning of which is not only an evolving and moving target, but also dependent on who is consulted to interpret it to external actors. This timely book engages with the divergent range of civil society voices and offers ways to move forward by including their concerns in the efforts to help impoverished war-torn societies transition from a state of war to the conditions of peace.
transitional. justice. In the aftermath of conflict, victims' multifaceted demands,
echoed by the human rights community, ... What do such tensions reveal about
which local is heard and prioritized, and for whom is transitional justice
Author: Tazreena Sajjad
Category: Social Science
lice justice and acting police justice shall each report to the board of trustees at
the first regular meeting thereof in each ... failed to perform the duties of his office
and the time during which the acting police justice or other justice performed
Author: New York (State). Legislature. Assembly
And where any vessel , wbich has performed quarantine in Vessels having any
foreign lazaret , shall arrive with a clean bill of health , performned quarantine in
foreign no goods liable to retain the infe & tion of the plague shall be parts , not to
Author: Richard Burn
Category: Justices of the peace
that a ratable proportion shall be deducted from his salary because of any failure
to perform his duties . ... village failed to perform the duties of his office and the
time during which the acting police justice or other justice performed such duties .
To these three kinds of justice , some add what is called regal or rectoral justice ,
which requires the governing power or sovereign ... But this would bring every act
of justice performed by him completely under the definition of general justice .
Author: James Murdock
McDonald organizes and makes available information on music appropriate for concerts performed by a symphony orchestra, school music department, church choir, or solo performer in celebration of Martin Luther King Day or Black History Month. His selections include not only music written specifically in honor of King but also about other Americans associated with the struggle for equality and freedom, such as Abraham Lincoln, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and John F. Kennedy. He also includes works dealing with African American history and culture, such as William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony. The third edition includes a considerable number of revisions and updates, with many new works added. Additions include an entirely new section devoted to jazz and blues songs, an overview of Martin Luther King Day concerts with sample programs, and a discography, along with appendixes of works listed by orchestration, subject, and a list of publishers and sources.
King: A Musical Testimony. Performed by Simon Estes, Cynthia Haymon, the
Stephen Hill Singers, Finchley Children's Choir, orchestra conducted by Richard
Blackford. London Decca 425 212-4, 1990. Brubeck, Dave. The Gates of Justice.
Author: Anthony McDonald
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Environmental justice is the concept that minority and low-income individuals, communities and populations should not be disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards, and that they should share fully in making the decisions that affect their environment. This volume examines the sources of environmental justice law and how evolving regulations and court decisions impact projects around the country.
The board deemed the census and GIS analysis performed by the EPA enough
to support the finding of no disparate impact, even in the absence of an
epidemiology study. The challengers failed, the Board concluded, to make even
a facial ...
Author: Michael B. Gerrard
Publisher: American Bar Association
One might legitimately ask what reasons other than vanity could prompt an author to issue a collection of his previously published essays. The best reason, I think, is the belief that the essays hang together in such a way that, as a book, they produce a whole which is in a sense greater than the sum of its parts. When this happens, as I hope it does in the present case, it is because the essays pursue related themes in such a way that, together, they at least form a start toward the development of a systematic theory on the common foundations supporting the particular claims in the particular articles. With respect to this collection, the essays can all be read as particular ways of pursuing the following general pattern of thought: that a commitment to justice and a respect for rights (and not social utility) must be the foundation of any morally acceptable legal order; that a social contractarian model is the best way to illuminate this foundation; that a retributive theory of punish ment is the only theory of punishment resting on such a foundation and thus is the only morally acceptable theory of punishment; that the twentieth century's faddish movement toward a "scientific" or therapeutic response to crime runs grave risks of undermining the foundations of justice and rights on which the legal order ought to rest; and, finally, that the legitimate worry about the tendency of the behavioral sciences to undermine the values of
They may be done in ignorance, accidentally, compulsively, or under duress. ...
basic way (as a result of an epileptic seizure, say) we are tempted not just to
mitigate or excuse, but to say that no true human action has been performed at all
Author: J.G. Murphy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
But , however single acts of justice may be contrary , either to public or private
interest , it is certain that the whole plan or ... whatever may be the consequence
of any single act of justice , performed by a single person , yet the whole system
Author: David Hume
In The Concept of Justice, Patrick Burke explores and argues for a return to traditional ideas of ordinary justice in opposition to conceptions of 'social justice' that came to dominate political thought in the 20th Century. Arguing that our notions of justice have been made incoherent by the radical incompatibility between instinctive notions of ordinary justice and theoretical conceptions of social justice, the book goes on to explore the historical roots of these ideas of social justice. Finding the roots of these ideas in religious circles in Italy and England in the 19th century, Burke explores the ongoing religious influence in the development of the concept in the works of Marx, Mill and Hobhouse. In opposition to this legacy of liberal thought, the book presents a new theory of ordinary justice drawing on the thought of Immanuel Kant. In this light, Burke finds that all genuine ethical evaluation must presuppose free will and individual responsibility and that all true injustice is fundamentally coercive.
The first requisite for an action to possess moral value is that it be done with a
good will. Similarly with justice. There can be no true injustice unless the
subjective will of the agent (if only through negligence or culpable inaction)
makes it unjust.
Author: Thomas Patrick Burke
Publisher: A&C Black
( a ) If there be any thing on the part of the plaintiff , which was to have been
performed , as a condition , upon which the obligation on the part of the
defendant was to attach , it must be averred to have been performed , or offered
or tendered to ...
Author: Esek Cowen
Category: Justices of the peace
107 , No serjeant , corporal , or drummer of the militia , nor any private man , from
the time of his inrolment , until his discharge , Mhall be obliged to perform any
highway duty , commonly called statute - work . J . 130 . And if the said teams ...
Author: Thomas Walter Williams
Category: Justices of the peace
Peace, Culture, and Violence is a collection of essays that examine the forms of violence that permeate everyday life and explore sources of non-violence by considering topics such as thug culture, language, hegemony, police violence, war, terrorism, gender, and anti-Semitism.
Social justice, however, amounts to nothing if it is merely connections and
abstractions, and must instead be grounded in acts of social justice performed for
each individual in a population. This position is counterintuitive, in the Western ...
Author: Fuat Gursozlu
Category: Social Science
Justice , wherever he presided , performed those duties . I Order discharged and
Bill withdrawn , think the senior puisné justice has no statutory title to perform any
of those duties , and I had not heard that he SUPERIOR COURT , QUEBEC ...
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
SEARCH Group concluded that criminal justice decisionmaking , and research
and statistics that rely on criminal history data , may be compromised .
Compounding this problem is the lack of validity checks done on the state crime
data in CHR ...
Author: Lowell Dodge
Category: Criminal statistics
The question has arisen performing a duty which would be much Thomas Street ,
Sunderland , the owner because there has been , by virtue of certain easier
performed by one . There seems no of the house , No . 31 East Street , within Acts
Category: Justices of the peace
The first comprehensive account of Stalin's struggle to make criminal law in the USSR a reliable instrument of rule offers new perspectives on collectivization, the Great Terror, the politics of abortion, and the disciplining of the labor force.
... had yielded significant results . Nearly one - third of legal officials had
completed higher legal education and most of the ... In the USSR after his death
the administration of justice was performed by jurists . The question is what kind
of jurists ...
Author: Peter H. Solomon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press