Measuring Law

Authored by: Tom S. Clark

Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138913356
eBook ISBN: 9781315691527
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315691527.ch5

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Abstract

Scholars of institutions and policy making are typically interested in how political actors implement the law. Scholars of judicial institutions, in particular, are often driven to understand how the law shapes the choices that judges make. Scholars of judicial behavior, as a subset of those, frequently cast their research objectives as efforts to understand the relationship between law and politics. Indeed, one of the largest sections of the American Political Science Association is the Law & Courts section.

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