Introduction.- Judicial Control of Court Administration.- Models of Court Governance.- The Court Governance Policy Framework.- Court Services Victoria.- Conclusion.
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This book is a comparative study of judge-managed court systems across Australia, Europe and North America. This book makes an original contribution to the literature of court administration by providing a framework for examining court-service models of judicial councils, the policymaking bodies of courts and tribunals. This book promises to assist court administration scholars, judicial leaders, and policymakers in devising more effective organizational solutions to the contemporary challenges of judicial self-governance. The author Dr. Tim Bunjevac offers a nuanced elaboration of judicial accountability in court administration and a model institutional framework of court governance, comparing key Australian and international models of court administration, including the Australian Federal and two state court systems, Irish, English, Canadian and Dutch models. With a close case study, the author puts his sharpest focus on the Victoria, Australia, which introduced a judicial council in 2014. This book does an innovative job of proposing a new elaboration of judicial accountability in court administration. This book proposes that the likely success of any court system reform ultimately depends on the quality of the interaction between the courts, government, and other justice system stakeholders, which must be rooted in the concepts of organizational transparency and administrative accountability. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Pub., 2002.
Book — 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
1. Bad, Mad and Dangerous to Know.
2. 'A Macabre Dance to his Well-Known Tune': The Pathway of Resistance.
3. A Flurry of Activity: The Political Reaction to a Dangerous Person.
4. Bad or Mad? The Credibility of Psychiatry.
5. A Malleable Boundary and the Bridging Manoeuvres.
6. The Supreme Court: David versus Goliath.
7. The Social Audience and a Master Puppeteer: Representations, Images and the Media.
8. The Prism of Dangerousness. References. Index.
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This book looks at what happened when the government of Victoria, Australia, enacted special legislation to detain one person with a severe antisocial personality disorder on the grounds of his presumed dangerousness, despite the fact that he did not fit within the ordinary criteria of mental illness or criminality. In doing so, it interfered with the law's protection of civil rights and also with professional distinctions between a certifiable mental illness and the broader concept of mental disorder. The ensuing legal processes highlighted the ambiguous, contingent and negotiable nature of the boundary between badness and madness. The issues raised by this case transcend a government's singular action, highlighting matters such as the duty of care in a forensic setting; diagnostic uncertainties; debates about treatment; the responsibility of politicians to protect the community; and the difficulties inherent in translating clinical concepts into an acceptable legal format. Neither Bad Nor Mad analyses the interaction between psychiatry and the law in an absorbing account of one case with extensive ramifications. (source: Nielsen Book Data)