Ruth Herz Judge playing Judge Ruth Herz: reflections on the performance of judicial authority
Moran, Leslie J. and Skeggs, B. and Herz, R. (2010) Ruth Herz Judge playing Judge Ruth Herz: reflections on the performance of judicial authority. Law Text Culture 14 (1), pp. 198-219. ISSN 1322-9060.
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.
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law|
|Research Centre:||Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)|
|Date Deposited:||14 Mar 2011 15:02|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2016 11:54|
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