Trial Courts as Organizations (Hardcover)
Charles W. Ostrom, Jr. is Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University.
Roger A. Hanson is Principal at Hanson and Hunter.
Matthew Kleiman is a Senior Court Research Associate at the National Center for State Courts.
"Even though the book is directed at students of policy making and public administration, students of political science and law will be amazed by some of the results. The authors suggest that even they are surprised by the results of their own research. The book may lead to different approaches to and may also lead to a change in the way in which lawyers and courts interact in the future. In this field of judicial and court administration, there has never been research like this conducted so successfully. The authors describe courts as organizations rather than as simply institutions of justice within the separation of powers. In addition, the book paves the way for further research to be done in this field and opens the door for more ideas on how to improve court administration."
—The International Journal For Court Administration