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Recent publications of members of the Centre for Empirical Legal Studies include

2011

  • Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (forthcoming) On the Rocks: Recession-related Life Problems and Relationship Stability, Child and Family Quarterly.
  • Pleasence, P et al. (2011) The Justice Lottery? Police Station Advice 25 Years on from PACE, Criminal Law Review, pp3-18
  • Pleasence, P. et al. (2011) What really drives Advice Seeking Behaviour? Looking Beyond the Subject of Legal Disputes, 1(6) Onati Socio-Legal Series
  • Kemp, V., Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J., (2011) Children, Young People and Requests for Police Station Legal Advice: 25 years on from PACE, 11(1) Youth Justice, pp. 28-46
  • Denvir, C., Balmer, N.J., and Pleasence P. (2011) Surfing the web - recreation or resource? Exploring how young people in the UK use the Internet as an advice portal for problems with a legal dimension, 23(1) Interacting with Computers, pp 96-104.

2010

  • Balmer, N.J., Pleasence, P. and Buck A. (2010) Psychiatric Morbidity and People’s Experience of and Response to Social Problems Involving Rights. Health and Social Care in the Community.
  • Çali, B. (2010) The Logics of Supranational Human Rights Litigation, Official Acknowledgment and Human Rights Reform: The Southeast Turkey cases before the European Court of Human Rights between 1996-2006. Law and Social Inquiry, Volume 35, Issue 2.
  • Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (2010) The Audacity of Justice: Recession, Redundancy, Rights and Legal Aid. Social Policy and Society.  
  • Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (2010) The Audacity of Justice: Recession, Redundancy, Rights and Legal Aid. Social Policy & Society.
  • Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J. and Reimers, S. (2010) Horses for Courses? Advice Seeking and the Stratification of Legal Services. In Legal Services Board (ed.) The Future of Legal Services, Emerging Thinking, London: Legal Service Board
  • Thomas, C. (2010) Are Juries Fair? London: Ministry of Justice.
  • Twining, W. and Miers, D. (2010) How To Do Things With Rules (5th ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2009

  • Buck, A., Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (eds.) (2009) Reaching Further: Innivation, Access and Quality in Legal Services. Norwich: TSO.
  • Cali, B (ed.) (2009)International Law for International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Çali, B. (2009) On Interpretivism and International Law. European Journal of International Law, Vol. 20, No. 3.
  • Genders, E. and Player, E. (2010) 'Therapy in Prison: Revisiting Grendon 20 Years On' Howard Journal 49, 431-450
  • Genn, H. (2009) Judging Civil Justice (The Hamlyn Lectures).  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (2009) Mental Health and the Experience of Social Problems Involving Rights: Findings from the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Volume 16, Number 1.
  • Miles, J. Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (2009) The Experience of Relationship Breakdown and Civil Law Problems by People in Different Forms of Relationship. Child and Family Law Quarterly, Volume 21, Number 1.
  • Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (2009) Job Loss, Divorce and Family Disputes, Family Law.
  • Pleasence, P. et al. (2009) Failure to Recall: Indications from the CSJS of the Relative Severity and Incidence of Civil Justice Problems. In Sandefur, R. (ed.) Access to Justice. Bingley: Emerald.
  • Twining, W. (2009) General Jurisprudence: Understanding Law from a Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press)
  • Twining, W. (ed.) (2009) Human Rights: Southern Voices. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

 

2008

  • Buck, A., Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (2008) Do Citizens Know How to Deal with Legal Issues? Journal of Social Policy, Volume 37, Number 4.
  • Çali, B. (2008) The Purposes of the European Human Rights System: One or Many? European Human Rights Law Review, Issue 3
  • Lagnado, D. A. & Channon, S. (2008). Judgments of cause and blame: The effects of intentionality and foreseeability. Cognition.
  • Lagnado, D. A. & Harvey, N. (2008). The impact of discredited evidence. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
  • Patel, A., Balmer, N.J. and Pleasence, P. (2008) Geography of Advice Seeking, Geoforum.
  • Pleasence, P. (2008) Trials and Tribulations: Conducting Randomized Experiments in a Socio-legal Setting, Journal of Law and Society, Volume 35, Issue 1.
  • Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J. and Buck, A. (2008) The Health Cost of Civil Law Problems: Further Evidence of Links Between Civil Law Problems and Morbidity and the Consequential Use of Health Services, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies Volume 5, Number 2.
  • Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (in press) Mental Health and the Experience of Social Problems Involving Rights: Findings from the United Kingdom and New Zealand, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.
  • Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J. and Tam, T. (in press) Failure to Recall: Indications from the CSJS of the Relative Severity and Incidence of Civil Justice Problems, in Sandefur, R. (ed.) Access to Justice. Bingley: Emerald (Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance series)
  • Sevdalis, N, Kokkinaki, F. and Harvey, N. (2008) Anticipating a regrettable purchase: Implications of erroneous affective forecasting for marketing planning, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Volume 26.
  • Sevdalis, N and Harvey, N. (In press) Affective equilibria in the endowment effect, Journal of Behavioral Finance.
  • Thomas, C. (2008) Exposing the Myths of Jury Service, Criminal Law Review, Volume 415.
  • Twining, W. (2008) Surface Law, in Petersen, H., Kjaer, A.L. and Madsen, M.R. (eds.) Paradoxes of European Integration, Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Twining, W. (2008) General Jurisprudence: Law from a Global Perspective Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Twyman, M, Harvey, N. and Harries, C. (2008) Trust in motives, trust in competence: Separate factors determining the effectiveness of risk communication, Judgment and Decision Making, Volume 3.

2007

  • Buck, A., Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (2007) Education Implications from the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey, Annexe to the PLEAS Task Force Report, London: PLEAS Task Force.
  • Genders, E. and Player, E. (2007) The Commercial Context of Criminal Justice: Prison Privatisation and the Perversion of Purpose, Criminal Law Review, July
  • Genn, H., Fenn, P., Mason, M., Lane, A., Bechai, N., Gray, L. and Vencappa, D. (2007) Twisting Arms: Court Referred and Court Linked Mediation Under Judicial Pressure, London: Ministry of Justice.
  • Kemp, V., Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (2007) Crime, Social Exclusion and the Civil Society, London: Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Briefing 5/2007
  • PLEAS Taskforce (2007) Developing Capable Citizens: The Role of Public Legal Education, London: PLEAS Taskforce.
  • Pleasence, P. and Balmer, N.J. (2007) Changing Fortunes: Results from a Randomised Control Trial of the Offer of Debt Advice in England and Wales, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Volume 4, Number 3
  • Pleasence, P., Buck, A. and Balmer, N.J. (2007) Transforming Lives: Law and Social Process, Norwich: TSO
  • Pleasence, P., Buck, A., Balmer, N.J. and Williams, K. (2007) A Helping Hand: The Impact of Debt Advice on People's Lives, London: Legal Services Commission
  • Swanson, T. and Pearce , D. (2007) Economic Evaluation of Projects Involving Forced Population Displacements, in Cernea, M. and Mohan Mathur, H. (eds.) The Problem of Forced Population Displacement , Oxford University Press:2007
  • Swanson, T., Groom, B. and Kontoleon, A. (2007) Valuing Complex Goods: Can you get anything out of an expert other than an opinion? Research in Law & Economics, Volume 23.
  • Thomas, C. (2007) Tribunals: Testing Ground for Diversity, Tribunals Journal (Winter)
  • Thomas, C., with Balmer, N.J. (2007) Diversity and Fairness in the Jury System, London: Ministry of Justice
  • Twining, W. (2007) General Jurisprudence, University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review, Volume 15.
  • Twining, W. (2007) Argumentation, stories and generalizations: A comment, Law, Probability and Risk, Volume 6.
  • Twining, W. (2007) Two Kinds of Post-Modernism: Santos, Calvino, and Haack, in Waal, C. de (ed.) Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinctions. A Philosopher Replies to Her Critics, Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
  • Twining, W. (2007) La Dufusion del Derecho: Una perspectiva Global, in Julios-Campuzano, A. de (2007) Ciudadania y Derecho en el Era de la Globalizacion , Madrid: Dykinson.
  • Twining, W. (2007) Taking Facts Seriously - Again, in Roberts, P. and Redmayne, M. (eds.) Teaching legal Scholarship, Oxford: Hart Publishing.

2006

  • Balmer, N.J., Pleasence, P., Buck, A. and Walker, C. (2006) Worried Sick: The Experience of Debt Problems and their Relationship with Health, Illness and Disability. Social Policy and Society, Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Genn, H., Lever, B., Gray, L. and Balmer, N. (2006) Tribunals for Diverse Users, London: Department for Constitutional Affairs.
  • Genn, H., Partington, M. and Wheeler, S. (2006) Law in the Real World: Improving Our Understanding of How Law Works, London: The Nuffield Foundation.
  • Kemp, V. and Pleasence, P. (2005) Targeting Civil Legal Needs: Matching Services to Needs, Obiter, Volume 26, Number 2.
  • O'Grady, A., Balmer, N.J., Carter, B., Pleasence, P., Buck, A. and Genn, H. (2005) Institutional Racism and Civil Justice, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 28, Number 4.
  • Pleasence, P. (2006) Causes of Action: Civil Law and Social Justice (2nd edition), Norwich: TSO.
  • Swanson, T. (2006) Designing the Legacy Library for Genetic Resources, in Kontoleon, A., Pascual, U. and Swanson, T. (eds.) Biodiversity Economics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Thomas, C. (2006) Judicial Diversity and the Appointment of Deputy District Judges, London: Commission for Judicial Appointments
  • Thomas, C. (2006) Judicial Training and Education in Other Jurisdictions, London: Judicial Studies Board.

2005

  • Kemp, V., Pleasence, P., and Balmer, N.J. (2005) Incentivising Disputes: The Role of Public Funding in Private Law Children Cases, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Volume 28, Number 2
  • Buck, A., Balmer, N.J. and Pleasence, P. (2005) Social Exclusion and Civil Law, The Experience of Civil Justice Problems Among Vulnerable Groups, Social Policy and Administration, Volume 39, Number 3.
  • Swanson, T. and Kontoleon, A. (2005) Conflicts in Conservation: the many values of the black rhinoceros, in Koundouri, P. (ed.) Economics Informing Natural Resource Management, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Thomas, C. (2005) Judicial Diversity in the United Kingdom and Other Jurisdictions: A Review of Research, Policy and Practices, London: Commission for Judicial Appointments.
  • Twining, W. (2005) Social Science and Diffusion of Law, Journal of Law and Society, Volume 32.

2004

  • Buck, A., Pleasence, P. Balmer, N.J., O'Grady, A and Genn, H. (2004) Lone Parents and Civil Law: Their Experience of Problems and Their Advice Seeking Behaviour, Social Policy and Administration, Volume 38, Number 3.
  • Genders, E. and Player, E. (2004) Grendon: A Therapeutic Community in Prison, in Lees, J., Manning, N., Menzies, D. and Morant, N. (eds) A Culture of Enquiry: Research Evidence and the Therapeutic Community, London: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Kemp, V., Pleasence, P., and Balmer, N.J. (2004) What Drives the Cost of Family Cases? Family Law, Volume 34.
  • O'Grady, A, Balmer, N.J., Pleasence, P., Buck, A. and Genn, H. (2004) Disability, Social Exclusion and the Consequential Experience of Justiciable Problems, Disability and Society, Volume 19, Number 3.
  • Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J., Buck, A., O'Grady, A. and Genn, H. (2004) Civil Law Problems and Morbidity, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Volume 58, Number 7.
  • Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J., Buck, A., O'Grady, A. and Genn, H.  (2004) Multiple Justiciable Problems: Problem Clusters, Problem Order and Social and Demographic Indicators, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Volume 1, Number 2.
  • Pleasence, P., Buck, A., Balmer, N.J., O'Grady, A., and Genn, H.  (2004) Causes of Action: Civil Law and Social Justice, First Edition, Norwich: TSO (Also published in Japan)
  • Pleasence, P., Buck, A., Smith, M., Balmer, N.J., and Patel, A.  (2004) Needs Assessment and the Community Legal Service in England and Wales, International Journal of the Legal Profession, Volume 11, Number 3.
  • Swanson, T. (2004) Diffusion and Distribution: the impacts of  technological enforcement on poor countries, in Maskus,K. and Reichman,J. (eds.) International Public Goods & Transfer of Technology Under a Globalised Intellectual Property Regime, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Thomas, C. (2004) Judicial Diversity in Other Jurisdictions, Annex to Department for Constitutional Affairs, Increasing Diversity in the Judiciary London: Department for Constitutional Affairs.
  • Twining, W. (2005) Diffusion of Law: A Global Perspective, Journal of Legal Pluralism, Volume 49.

2003

  • Genders, E. (2003) Privatisation & Innovation - Rhetoric & Reality: The Development of a Therapeutic Community Prison, in Howard Journal, Volume 42, Number 2.
  • Genders, E. (2003) Prison Privatisation, Performance Targets & Value for Money? Fundamental Fallacies and the Perversion of Purpose, in The Key, May.
  • Moorhead, R. and Pleasence, P. (2003) After Universalism: Re-Engineering Access to Justice, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
  • Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J., Genn, H., Buck, A. and O'Grady, A. (2003) The Experience of Clinical Negligence within the General Population, Clinical Risk, Volume 9, Number
  • Pleasence, P., Balmer, N.J., Maclean, M., Buck, A., O'Grady, A., and Genn, H. (2003) Family Problems: Who Does What and When? Family Law, Volume 33.
  • Pleasence, P., Genn, H., Balmer, N.J., Buck, A. and O'Grady, A. (2003) Causes of Action: First Findings of the LSRC Periodic Survey, Journal of Law and Society, Volume 30, Number 1.
  • Swanson, T. (2003) Introduction to Property Rights and Biodiversity Conservation: Convergence or Conflict? Land Economics, Volume 79, Number 4.
  • Swanson, T. and Goeschl, T. (2003) The Development Impact of Genetic Use Restriction Technologies, Environment and Development Economics, Volume 8.
  • Swanson, T. and Kontoleon, A. (2003) The Willingness to Pay for Property Rights for the Giant Panda: Can a Charismatic Species Be an Instrument for Nature Conservation? Land Economics, Volume 79, Number 4.
  • Swanson, T. and Mason, R. (2003) A Kuznets Curve Analysis of CFCs and the Impact of the Montreal Protocol, Oxford Economic Papers, Volume 55.

Selected Other Publications:

  • Dingwall, R., Durkin, T. Pleasence, P., Felstiner, W.L.F. and Bowles, R. (2000) Firm Handling: The Litigation Strategies of Defence Lawyers in Personal Injury Cases, Legal Studies, Volume 20, Number 1.
  • Genders, E. (2002) Legitimacy, Accountability & Private Prisons, in Punishment and Society, Volume 4, Number 3.
  • Genders, E. (1999) Reform of the Offences Against the Person Act: Lessons from the Law in Action, Criminal Law Review, September
  • Genders, E. and Morrison, S. (1996) When Violence is the Norm, in Walker, N. (ed.) Dangerous People, London: Blackstone Press
  • Genders, E. and Player, E. (1995) Grendon: A Study of a Therapeutic Prison, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Genders, E., Player, E. and Johnston, V.J. (1989) Race Relations in Prisons, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Genders, E. and Player, E. (1986) Women’s Imprisonment: The Effects of Youth Custody, British Journal of Criminology, Volume 26, Number 4.
  • Genn, H. (2002) Court-Based ADR Initiatives for Non-Family Civil Disputes: The Commercial Court And The Court Of Appeal, London: Department for Constitutional Affairs.
  • Genn, H. and Paterson, P. (2001) Paths to Justice Scotland: What Scottish People Do and Think About going to Law, Oxford: Hart.
  • Genn, H. (1999) Paths to Justice: What People Do and Think About Going to Law, Oxford: Hart.
  • Genn, H. (1998) Central London County Court Mediation Scheme: Evaluation Report, London: Lord Chancellor’s Department.
  • Genn, H. (1996) Survey of Litigation Costs for the Woolf Inquiry into Access to Justice, London: Lord Chancellor’s Department.
  • Genn, H. (1994) Personal Injury Compensation: How Much is Enough? London: Law Commission.
  • Genn, H. (1993) `Tribunals and informal justice', Modern Law Review, Volume 56.
  • Genn, H. and Genn, Y. (1989) The Effectiveness of Representation at Tribunals, London: Lord Chancellor’s Department.
  • Genn, H. (1987) Hard Bargaining: Out of Court Settlement in Personal Injury Actions, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Genn, H. (1982) Meeting legal needs?: An evaluation of a scheme for personal injury victims, Oxford: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.
  • Maclean, M. and Genn, H. (1979) Methodological Issues in Social Surveys, London: Macmillan.
  • Thomas, C. (ed.) (2002) The Power of Judges, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Thomas, C. and Lloyd-Bostock, S. (2000) The Continuing Decline of the English Jury, in Vidmar, N. (ed.) World Jury Systems, Oxford University Press.
  • Pleasence, P. and Quirk H. (2001) Criminal Case Profiling Study: Final Report, London: Legal Services Commission.
  • Pleasence, P. et al. (2001) Local Legal Need, London: Legal Services Commission. (Also published in Japan)
  • Pleasence, P. (1998) Personal Injury Litigation in Practice, London: Legal Aid Board.
  • Swanson, T. (2002) Economics of Managing Biotechnologies, Environmental and Resource Economics, Volume 22, Number 4.
  • Swanson, T. and Goeschl, T. (2002) The Social Value of Biodiversity for R&D, Environmental and Resource Economics, Volume 22, Number 4.
  • Swanson, T. and Mason, R. (2002) The Cost of Uncoordinated Regulation, European Economic Review, Volume 46, Number 1.
  • Swanson, T. (1999) Conserving global biological diversity by encouraging alternative development paths: can development coexist with diversity? Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 8, Number 1.
  • Swanson, T. (1999) Why is there a biodiversity convention? The international interest in centralized development planning, International Affairs, Volume 75, Number 2.
  • Swanson, T. and Mason, R. (1998) Nonbargaining in the Shadow of the Law, International Review of Law and Economics, Volume 18, Number 2.
  • Swanson, T. (1996) The Reliance of Northern Economies on Southern Biodiversity: Biodiversity as Information, Ecological Economics, Volume 17, Number 1.
  • Swanson, T. (1993) Regulating Endangered Species, Economic Policy, Volume 8, Number 16.
  • Woolf, J. and Genn, H. (1999) Mediation in Action: Resolving Court Disputes Without Trial, London: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.