THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA, 1958-1966: A SEARCH FOR POLICY THROUGH SCALOGRAM ANALYSIS
AbstractJudicial behaviouralism, a new school of thought developed in the United States, studies the administration of public law by courts as an aspect of political behaviour in continuous interaction with other political institutions and forces that, ipso facto, places judges in the role of policy maker. One such method of enquiry is the scalogram: a metrical tool that locates the attitudes of individuals on an attitudinal continuum or dimension. S.R. Peck investigates the work of the Supreme Court of Canada in areas of taxation, negligence and criminal law through scalogram analyses of judges’ voting patterns.
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