Much cited and relevant today in how it frames the analysis of courts, this book's new republication features an additional Introduction and Afterword by the editors, with updates, and a new Foreword by Christina L. Boyd. As Boyd writes, "For nearly all civil and criminal cases the traditional model of court as a judge-dominated, formal adversary process of adjudication does not hold. What exists instead ... is so variable, complex, and dynamic that a proper study of courts must return to first principles. And that is precisely what an all-star list of interdisciplinary court scholars, many of whom have established storied careers as trial court experts, does so well within the chapters of this book." She adds: "I find the text to be very contemporary. Empirical Theories About Courts' design to focus on theory building rather than simply examining discrete datasets or engaging in data mining of a single set of observations is a key factor in the book's longevity."
The 2015 paperback edition includes the updating new material and contemporary presentation. (NOTE: Only the new edition from Quid Pro Books, adding a new Foreword by Dr. Boyd, includes these added features and updates, even if this description appears on sales pages for used copies of the previous edition.) A new ebook edition is also available.
Part of the Classics of Law & Society Series from Quid Pro Books.
|Publisher:||Quid Pro, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author