Judicial Images
Production, Management and Consumption

Dr. Patrícia Branco

Professor, Centro de Estudos Sociais, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Key publications:


Branco, Patrícia (ed.) (2013), Sociologia do(s) Espaço(s) da Justiça: Diálogos Interdisciplinares. Coimbra: CES/Almedina. [Sociology of the Spaces of Justice: Interdisciplinary Dialogues]

Book Chapters

Branco, Patrícia; Casaleiro, Paula (2013), Arquitetura Judiciária e Acesso ao Direito e à Justiça - O estudo de caso dos tribunais de família e menores em Portugal, in Patrícia Branco (org.), Sociologia do(s) Espaço(s) da Justiça: Diálogos Interdisciplinares. Coimbra: CES/Almedina, 185-228. [Courthouse Architecture and Access to Justice: the case-study of Family Courts in Portugal]

Branco, Patrícia (2009), "Justice et architecture: la relation entre accès au droit et architecture judiciaire", in Guillaume Protière (org.), Espaces du Droit et Droit des Espaces. Paris: L'Harmattan (ISBN : 978-2-296-10553-9), 49-57.

Papers in scientific journals (with peer-review)

Branco, Patrícia; Dumoulin, Laurence (2014), "La justice en trois dimensions: représentations, architectures et rituels", Droit et Société, 87, 485-505.

Branco, Patrícia; Casaleiro, Paula; Pedroso, João; Nitrato Izzo, Valerio; Pozzi, Cláudia (2011), "Entre a forma e a função: arquitectura judiciária e acesso ao direito e à justiça nos tribunais com competência em família e menores", Lex Familiae, 8, 15, 33-56. [Between Form and function: courthouse architecture and access to justice in family courts]

Branco, Patrícia (2010), "On Prisons and Theatres: Santo Stefano and San Carlo ", Law Text Culture, 14 (Law's Theatrical Presence), 1 (Dez. 2010), 277-286.

Book reviews

Branco, Patrícia (2012) book review to Judith Resnik e Dennis Curtis (2011), Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 720, in Social & Legal Studies, 21/1, 138-141.

Branco, Patrícia (2009) book review to Bernini, Stefania (2007), Family Life and Individual Welfare in Post-war Europe: Britain and Italy Compared, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 199, in Journal of Social Policy, volume 38 (1), 193-194.

Working papers

Branco, Patrícia (2010), "Questioning the connection between access to law and justice and courthouse architecture", Oficina do CES, 352.


Top twenty 'key resources' to recommend to others in the field

Architecture Australia Review (2009), Introduction.

Canberra University (1998), Court perspectives: architecture, psychology and law reform in Western Australia.

Commaille, Jacques (2011), “L’architecture judiciaire comme analyseur do statut politique de la justice dans la cité”, in Jacques Poumarède (org.) Territoires et lieux de justice. Paris: La Documentation Française.

Dahlberg, Leif (2009), “Emotional tropes in the courtroom: on representation of affect and emotion in legal court proceedings”, Law and Humanities, Vol. 3(2), pp. 175 205.

Douzinas, Costas; Nead, Lynda, (1999), Law and the image. The authority of art and the aesthetics of law. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press.

Ewick, Patricia; Silbey, Susan (1998), The Common Place of Law. Stories from everyday life. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Flanders, Steven (ed.) (2007), Celebrating the Courthouse. A guide for architects, their clients, and the public. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Goodrich, Peter (2008), “Visive Powers: Colours, Trees and Genres of Jurisdiction”, Law and Humanities, 2/2.

Jacob, Robert (1994), Images de la Justice. Paris : Le Léopard d’Or.

Lacerda, Bruno Amaro; Lopes, Mônica Sette (2010), Imagens da Justiça. São Paulo: Editora LTDA.

Lucien, A. (2010), “Staging and the Imaginary Institution of the Judge”, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

Manderson, Desmond (2008), “Desert Island Disks: Ten Reveries on Inter-Disciplinary Pedagogy in Law”, Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice, 2.

McNamara, Martha (2004), From tavern to courthouse. Architecture & ritual in American Law, 1658-1860. Baltimore/London: The John Hopkins University Press.

Mohr, Richard (1999), “In between Power and Procedure: Where the Court Meets the Public Sphere”, in JOSCCI, accessed September 2010, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/npharch/ 2000/Z2000-Jan-24/http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/joscci/mohr.html.

Moran, Lesley J. (2012), “Visual Justice: a review essay”, International Journal of Law in Context 8, 431-436.

Mulcahy, Linda (2011), Legal Architecture. Justice, due process and the place of law. London: New York:Routledge.

Paquin, Nycole (ed.) (2008), Les signes de la justice et de la loi dans les arts. Québec: PUL.

Prosperi, Adriano (2008), Giustizia bendata. Percorsi storici di un’immagine. Turin: Giulio Einaudi.

Resnik, Judith; Curtis, Dennis E. (2011), Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms. Yale: Yale University Press.

Sarat, Austin; Anderson, Mathew; Frank, Catherine (2010), Law and the humanities. An introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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