From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives
2018 – Routledge
This book merges philosophical, psychoanalytical and legal perspectives to explore how spaces of justice are changing and the effect this has on the development of the administration of justice. There are as central themes: the idea of transgression as the starting point of the question of justice and its archaic anchor; the relation between spaces of justice and ritual(s); the question of use and abuse of transparency in contemporary courts; and the abolition of the judicial walls with the use of cameras in courts. It offers a comparative approach, looking at spaces of justice in both the civil and common law traditions. Presenting a theoretical and interdisciplinary study of spaces of justice, it will appeal to academics in the fields of law, criminology, sociology and architecture.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Transgression as the ‘big bang’ of society
Chapter Two: Judicial spaces and ritual(s) of justice. The relation between time and space in the trial
Chapter Three: Contemporary spaces of justice: use and abuse of transparency
Chapter Four: The abolition of the judicial walls: cameras in courts and the reshaping of judicial spaces
Chapter 5: Conclusion
About the Author :
Dr David Marrani studied law, philosophy and psychoanalysis in France and in the UK. He is professor and director at the Institute of Law, Jersey. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students on Common Law Reasoning, Comparative Law, Comparative Public Law, Jurisprudence and Critical Studies. He is a Visiting Professor at several European and International universities. His research relates to comparative public law and the intersections between law, philosophy and psychoanalysis. He is series general editor for Routledge Research in Constitutional Law and the SLS convenor for comparative law.