By Sharyn Roach Anleu and Kathy Mack


This book investigates the place of emotion in judicial work. Grounded in empirical data—interviews, observations and surveys—it shows how judicial officers understand, experience, display, manage and deploy emotions in their everyday work, in light of their fundamental commitment to impartiality.
A key insight is that emotion, emotional capacities and emotion work are integral to impartial judicial practice. Building on a growing interest in emotion across many fields, this book will be of considerable importance to legal, socio-legal and social sciences scholars, the judiciary, legal practitioners and all users of the courts.

About the Authors

Professor Sharyn Roach Anleu is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor, Judicial Research Project, College of
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Professor Roach Anleu recently appeared on the Academy’s podcast Seriously Social speaking about the related topic of humor in the courtroom. You can listen to the episode here.

Professor Kathy Mack is Emerita Professor of Law, Judicial Research Project, College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, Adelaide.