During a debate on Magistracy in the Big Society in the House of Lords on 2 November 2011, Lord Thomas referred to Jane Donoghue's recent research article in the British Journal of Criminology about community engagement and the judicial role in England and Wales. You can see the whole debate below, or go to the BBC site and jump straight to Lord Thomas' contribution [starts at 23 m 40s].

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