The central argument of this book is that image making and image management are important and pervasive characteristics of the judicial institution. Other judges are the primary audience in mind. There are two major preoccupations. The legal instrumental dimension (judicial independence, obedience to the law and dedication to the promotion and realisation of legal policy) is one. A concern with 'status’, ‘esteem’ and ‘respect’ is the other.
Lawrence Baum (2005) Judges and their audiences: a perspective on judicial behaviour. , Princeton University Press, Princeton.