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The Staging of Magistrates Justice

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An essay based on a larger pioneering study of the magistrates court as a 'theatre of justice'. For many, Carlen suggests, it as a 'theatre' that disturbs, confuses and disorientates some of the key players and audience members such as victims and the accused.

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Pat Carlen (1975) ‘The Staging of Magistrates Justice’, British Journal of Criminology, 16(1) pp. 48-55