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Trends in the Judiciary
Interviews with Judges Across the Globe, Volume Four

ISBN 9780367202613
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
422 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges from Across the Globe, Volume Four, provides insights into the lives, working environments, and social milieus of a select group of judges. These legal luminaries, often viewed as pedantic in their ontology, serve the crucial role of preserving the human rights of individuals. This text offers detailed data emanating from the narratives of judges who were interviewed by a wide range of academicians, from emerging and mid-career scholars to professionals and established professors. The narratives of the judges are interspersed with research data and country details in an effort to enhance the knowledge base of the readership.

Judges from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, North America, and South America all contributed to this text by sharing information on their careers as well as insights as they traversed their profession. The readership of this manuscript will experience the thought processes of judges in relation to the social, cultural, economic, and political context of their respective nations and the gender issues, subtle attempts at juridical control, dealing with powerful criminals, and the lives of judges who have other interests besides "interpreting and applying the law."

The international, cross-cultural perspectives presented in this book should be of significant interest to academics, practitioners, students, criminologists, and the criminal justice community, and those interested in comparative legal studies across the globe.

Table of Contents


Part I: The Caribbean

1. Interview with The Honourable Justice M.E. Birnie Stephenson, High Court Judge, The Commonwealth of Dominica

Peter K.B. St. Jean

2. Interview with the Honorable Justice Charmaine Althea Joy Pemberton, Court of Appeal, The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago

Curlene G. Bastaldo

Part II: North America

3. Interview with The Honourable Justice Dr. Irving André, Superior Court Judge, Ontario, Canada. The Judiciary of Canada

L. Daisy Henderson and Peter K.B. St. Jean

4. Interview with The Honourable Judge Staci M. Yandle, United States District Court, Southern District, Illinois. The Judiciary of the United States of America

Huma Zia

5. Interview with Judge Wanda K. Heard, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, USA.

Michael M. Berlin

Part III: South America

6. Interview with Judge Ariel Oscar Lijo, Judge in charge of the Federal Court Number 4 on Criminal Matters, Argentina

Sebastián Sal

Part IV: Asia, Pacific Islands, and New Zealand

7. Interview with His Lordship Justice Yasantha Kodagoda, President’s Counsel, Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

Salma Yusuf and Shyamika Jayasundara-Smits

8. Interview with The Honourable Mr. Deepthi Amaratunga, High Court Judge, The Judiciary of The Republic of Fiji

Casandra C. Harry

9. Interview with the Honorable Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika, Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea

Arvind Patel and Suwastika Naidu

10. Interview with the Honourable Justice Sir Joe Williams, The New Zealand Supreme Court

Mihiata Pirini

Part V: Africa

11. Interview with Honourable Justice Mosunmola Akinola Dipeolu, Chief Judge, Ogun State Judiciary, Nigeria

Richard A. Aborisade

12. An Interview with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Zintle Siwisa-Thompson and Paul Thompson

Part VI: Europe

13. Interview with Judge Saale Laos, Judge of the Estonian Supreme Court, The Estonian Judiciary

Mari-Liis Sööt

14. Interview with Judge Anna Maria Wesołowska, Regional Court Judge. The Judiciary of the Republic of Poland

Ewa M. Guzik-Makaruk and Aleksandra Stachelska

15. Interview with Aleksandar Blanuša, Judge and a Vice President of the Appellate Court in Kragujevac, Serbia

Branislav Simonović

16. Interview with Justice Dr. Zlatan Dežman, Senior Judge at the High Court in Maribor, Slovenia. The Judiciary of the Republic of Slovenia

Benjamin Flander

17. Interview with Sheriff Andrew M. Cubie, Glasgow Sheriff Court, the Judiciary of Scotland

Ross Deuchar and Allan T. Moore

18. Interview with The Honourable Lord Tyre CBE, Judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland. The Judiciary of Scotland

Fiona Jamieson

Conclusion: Understanding Judges within the Criminal Justice System: A Global Snapshot

Appendix: Questionnaire and Writing Guide Used by the Contributors

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Wendell C. Wallace is a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and Chair of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine-Police Research Group (UWISA-PRG). Dr. Wallace is also a barrister who has been called to the Bar in both England and Wales and Trinidad and Tobago as well as a certified mediator with the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago. Much of his work focuses on policing, gangs, violence (domestic and school), criminal justice reform, and the tourism/crime nexus.

Michael M. Berlin is the coordinator of the Criminal Justice Graduate Program and an associate professor at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Berlin’s areas of specialization include constitutional law and criminal procedure, community policing, criminal justice leadership and management, and terrorism/homeland security. He is also an attorney with more than 20 years’ experience in private practice and a former Baltimore police officer.

Dilip K. Das has years of experience in police practice, research, writing, and education. A professor of criminal justice, former police chief, founding editor-in-chief of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, Dr. Das is a human rights consultant to the United Nations. He serves as president of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES, and manages the affairs of the organization in cooperation with an appointed group of police practitioners, academia members, and individuals from around the world.