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The Benefits and the Costs

Stephen H. Legomsky

in Specialized Justice

Published in print August 1990 | ISBN: 9780198254294
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681455 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254294.003.0002
The Benefits and the Costs

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Reliance of legal functions to subject matter experts has apparent impact on both the process and the outcomes. Some of which are difficult to categorize as positive or negative consequences. The chapter enumerates these influences using three divisions: the value of the results, the effectiveness and soundness of the stages, and the satisfactoriness of the whole package to the masses. Factors that are taken into account comprise of the references that the specialized adjudicative unit take, the strength of character of the members of the legal committee, the limitations of the knowledge of an expert, the tendency to encounter lack of coordination between and among group members and clusters, the differences in goals, the level of perceived credibility of other departments of any institution, and the contexts as to where the conclusions of studies will be generalized.

Keywords: legal functions; benefits; costs; subject matter experts; judicial system; coordination

Chapter.  5445 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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