How Organization Transform Law- Sociological Thoughs on Judicial Work
However, our different studies -on the criminal courts’ quick answer system, on the family justice system, or on the children courts- point out that this movement of managerialization is not leading to a single movement of standardization, but to a large range of adaptations. If some magistrates subscribe to this logic of efficiency at any price and accept a weakening of the quality in order to produce more decisions, many other resist to this movement. Admittedly individual beliefs in what is good justice play a big part in this choice, but our results underline that some functions inside the judicial system are more likely to favor the support of managerialisation whereas any others make magistrates inclined to resist to this movement. We will present a comparison of what we call « the different pattern of Justice », linking them to the magistrates’ function inside the courts and comparing public prosecution, criminal courts, family courts and youth judges.