This article explores the experience of one judge, Ruth Herz who played the role of a judge in a German reality TV court show, 'Youth Justice'. It is based upon an number of interviews with Ruth Herz. The article compares and contrasts Herz's experiences of performing the role of 'judge' in her courtroom in Cologne and in the TV studio.
Leslie J Moran, Beverley Skeggs and Ruth Herz (2009) ‘"Ruth Herz Judge playing Judge Ruth Herz: reflections on the performance of judicial authority"’, Law, Text, Culture , Vol. 14, pp. 198-220.