Sitting in Judgment: The Working Lives of Judges by Penny Darbyshire, is a weighty work. She has spent seven years researching the judiciary and sitting alongside them. The result is a rare exposé of what judges do, think and how they and the system have changed.…Darbyshire's painstaking work contains some gems and sheds some light on a world that remains remote to most. --Frances Gibb, The Times
About the Author
Penny Darbyshire has a first degree in law, a master's degree in criminology and a Ph D in socio-legal studies. She has been a lecturer, senior lecturer and reader at Kingston University since 1978. She is also an adjunct associate professor, University of Notre Dame, London Law Centre, and was a visiting lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, from 1992 until 1993. She was a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge in 2005.