Law and Justice on the Small Screen

Law and Justice on the Small Screen, Hart Publishing, 2012

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-31

20 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2012 Last revised: 23 Aug 2012

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Peter Robson

University of Strathclyde - School of Law

Jessica M. Silbey

Northeastern University School of Law

Date Written: August 8, 2012

Abstract

Law and Justice on the Small Screen is a wide-ranging collection of essays about law in and on television. In light of the book's innovative taxonomy of the field and its international reach, it makes a novel contribution to the scholarly literature about law and popular culture. Television shows from the US, Canada, France, the UK, Germany, and Spain are discussed. The essays are organized into three sections: (1) methodological questions regarding the analysis of law and popular culture on television, (2) a focus on genre studies within television programming (including a subsection on reality television), and (3) content analysis of individual television shows with attention to big-picture jurisprudential questions of law's efficacy and the promise of justice. The book's content is organized to make it appropriate for undergraduate and graduate classes in the following areas: media studies, law and culture, socio-legal studies, comparative law, jurisprudence, the law of lawyering, alternative dispute resolution, and criminal law.

The Table of Contents, Contributors list, and Introduction are available to download here.

Keywords: law and television, film, popular culture, law and literature, law and humanities, law and culture, law and psychology, criminal law, evidence, judging, law of lawyering, professional responsibility, legal ethics

Suggested Citation

Robson, Peter and Silbey, Jessica M., Law and Justice on the Small Screen (August 8, 2012). Law and Justice on the Small Screen, Hart Publishing, 2012; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2126606

Peter Robson

University of Strathclyde - School of Law ( email )

Lord Hope Building
John Anderson Campus 141 St. James' Rd
Glasgow G4 0LT, Scotland G4 0LT
United Kingdom

Jessica M. Silbey (Contact Author)

Northeastern University School of Law ( email )

416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

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