Law and Emotion: A Proposed Taxonomy of an Emerging Field

  title={Law and Emotion: A Proposed Taxonomy of an Emerging Field},
  author={Terry A. Maroney},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  • T. Maroney
  • Published 3 June 2006
  • Law
  • Law and Human Behavior
Scholars from diverse fields have begun to study the intersection of emotion and law. The notion that reason and emotion are cleanly separable—and that law rightly privileges and admits only of the former—is deeply engrained. Law and emotion scholarship proceeds instead from the belief that the legal relevance of emotion is both significant and deserving of (and amenable to) close scrutiny. It is organized around six approaches, each of which is defined and discussed: emotion-centered… 
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