Why this Particular Focus and Design?

AuthorPeter Jamadar/Elron Elahie/Richard Jamadar
Utilizing a Four-Quadrant Model
What the procedural fairness research reveals is that in the new procedural dispensations
of justice (e.g. in the new civil and criminal procedure models), judicial officers must now
have internal (inside) and external (outside) 360-degree awareness in the courtroom.
In other words, they must be simultaneously aware of:
a) what is happening within themselves, their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, biases;
b) how they are conducting themselves and behaving in court moment by moment;
c) what is happening all around them in the courtroom, including the behaviours of
persons present and the impact of the layout and structure of court spaces on the
hearing; and
d) systemic, cultural, sociological, and ideological influences that may affect the
This all appears almost unreasonable for a single person to do and to do so all at once!
A seemingly impossible task. Yet, this is what the nine elements of procedural fairness
demand of judicial officers, and what modern justice systems are expected to deliver to
its customers.
Ken Wilber offers a framework of a quadrant model for interpreting and analysing
reality. We have found this a useful practical model for undertaking the design and
interpretation of this research. It has allowed us to develop and test Intentional
Awarenessing in the context of a complex operating system the courtroom, and to
develop a working practice that may be applicable and effective for aspiring to achieve
the standards demanded of judicial officers by procedural fairness requirements. What
the quadrant model allows, within its terms, is to analyse in the context of the nine

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