IMAS aurora theatre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), 20 Castray Esplanade Battery Point, TAS 7004Summary:
Joint initiative of the The Australian Sociological Association and College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania
- Professor Sharyn Roach Anleu, Flinders University
The growing field of law and emotion examines the presence and absence of emotion throughout law and legal work. Judicial authority is based on impartiality. Judicial officers are expected to be impersonal, emotionless, and detached in their courtroom work and decision making. However, emotion is embedded in the everyday work of judges, magistrates and their courts. Judicial officers undertake emotion work to regulate their own feelings and display, shaped by the legal framework and feeling rules. They may also need to manage the emotions of others, especially in court. Emotion can be a valuable resource to enable fair treatment and impartial judging.
Sharyn Roach Anleu is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor at Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia), a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a former President of The Australian Sociological Association. Her most recent books are Judging and Emotion: A Socio-Legal Analysis, co-authored with Kathy Mack (2021) and Judges, Judging and Humour, co-edited with Jessica Milner Davis (2019). In 2022, Sharyn received the TASA Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award. She was a student in the first Sociology cohort at the University of Tasmania.