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Participation in Courts and Tribunals

Concepts, Realities and Aspirations

Edited by Jessica Jacobson and Penny Cooper

Published

1 Sep 2020

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1529211290

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

1 Sep 2020

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1529211313

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
£19.99 £16.00You save £3.99 (20%)
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    People should be able to participate actively in the court and tribunal hearings that concern them. Yet many barriers stand in the way of participation – arising from the culture, structure and formalities of the court system, court users’ needs and vulnerabilities and the rapidly changing policy environment.

    Featuring policy analysis, courtroom observations and practitioners’ voices, this significant study provides a detailed account of what participation means and why it matters.

    The book is an invaluable resource which makes a compelling case for a principled, explicit commitment to supporting participation across the justice system of England and Wales and beyond.

    Jessica Jacobson is Director of the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, University of London.

    Penny Cooper is a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, University of London.

    Chapter authors:

    Gillian Hunter is a Senior Research Fellow the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, University of London.

    Amy Kirby is a Lecturer in Criminology the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, University of London.

    Introduction

    Policy and Practice in Context

    Conceptualising Participation: Practitioner Accounts

    Observed Realities of Participation

    Looking Ahead: Towards a Principled Approach to Supporting Participation Nationally and Internationally