Media as mathematics - calculating justice



Publication Details

Sykes, G. L. (2011). Media as mathematics - calculating justice. In G. Sykes (Eds.), Courting the Media: Contemporary Perspectives on Media and Law (pp. 127-147). United States: Nova Science Publishers.

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ISBN: 9781616687847


This chapter will inquire into understandings of mathematics in relation to legal theory and practice. It will draw selectively from historical scholarship, in particular the work of Fred Kort who used an algorithmic methodology in a study about judicial behaviourism and decision making. The historical perspective is a point of departure for a contemporary theory of mathematics that is relevant and indeed essential for an understanding of media-in-law practice. The chapter responds indirectly to the challenge that information technology and digital media have brought to professional and client practice that is rhetorical and verbal in its communication and logic.

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