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Ruth Herz Judge Playing Judge Ruth Herz: Reflections on the Performance of Judicial Authority

Moran, Leslie J.; Skeggs, Bev and Herz, Ruth. 2010. Ruth Herz Judge Playing Judge Ruth Herz: Reflections on the Performance of Judicial Authority. Law Text Culture, 14(1), pp. 198-219. ISSN 1332-9060 [Article]

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Between 2001 and 2005, ‘Judge Ruth Herz’ appeared in a popular German daytime reality television court show, Das Jugendgericht (The Youth Court). German reality television court shows, of which there are several (Machura 2009), draw heavily on a US format. A key dimension of this format, and central to its reality effect, is the use of real judges to perform the role of judge in the show (Christie 1999; Kleinhans and Morris 2004; Kohm, 2006; Lorenzo-Dus 2008). The best known US example is Judge Judy, in which the title role is performed by Judith Sheindlin, an ex-New York family court judge. The Youth Court follows this model.

Item Type: Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2010Published

Item ID:

10129

Date Deposited:

02 May 2014 14:54

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 12:46

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10129
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