144 pages | 9 B/W Illus.
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.
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