Researching Judicial Emotion and Emotion Managment

Sharyn Roach Anleu, Jennifer Elek, Kathy Mack

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Abstract

The conventional image of the judge requires detached, dispassionate, impersonal and rational legal decision making. This image is descriptive, normative and aspirational and excludes emotion as (potentially) jeopardizing impartiality, the foundational judicial value. Yet, growing empirical research points to the embeddedness of emotion in judicial work.2 Judicial officers must manage their own emotions in line with this model of emotionless judging. They also may attempt to manage the emotions of various court participants as part of maintaining courtroom decorum and efficiency. Moreover, judicial officers can deploy emotions as strategies to achieve judicial outcomes and maintain the conventional image of the judge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Law and Emotion
EditorsSusan A. Bandes, Jody Lynnee Madeira, Kathryn D. Temple, Emily Kidd White
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherEdward Elgar
Chapter12
Pages180 - 195
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781788119085
ISBN (Print)9781788119078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks in Legal Theory
PublisherEdward Elgar

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