Areas of interest:

  • criminal procedural law;
  • attorney’s law;
  • comparative legal studies;
  • strategic justice;
  • sociology of law enforcement and judicial systems;
  • theory and practice of criminal case evidence;
  • technologies of professional legal education;
  • legal journalism.

Doctoral student of the International School of Postgraduate Education at the Law Program (Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias Jurídicas) of the University of Granada, Spain.

Completed the master’s programme «Lawyers in Litigation,» implemented by the Institute of Law of the Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, in 2016. Completed graduate studies in law at Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, in 2019.

Received a European Community Erasmus + International Dimension (Associated Countries) Scholarship in 2017 and completed an internship at the Department of Procedural Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Granada, Spain.

Worked from 2016−2018 at the Institute of Law and Public Policy as coordinator for the project «Promoting civic participation in socially significant constitutional litigations in Russia», implemented by the Institute for Advanced Studies of Advocates at the Law Chamber of the Krasnoyarsk region.

Recipient of the V. A. Tumanov Memorial Scholarship in 2018−19, awarded annually to the five best graduate students of legal specialties in Russia.

Conducted research for the Provincial Court (Audiencia Provincial) and the first instance Criminal Courts (Juzgados de lo Penal) in the city of Granada.

Academic publications:

Yurishina Ye.A. K voprosu o naznachenii nakazaniya, svyazannogo s izolyatsiyey osuzhdonnogo ot obshchestva [On the question of punishment connected to the social isolation of convicts]. In: Ye. I. Kostoglodova (ed.). Prospekt Svobodnyy-2015: materialy nauch. konf., posvyashchennoy 70-letiyu Velikoy Pobedy (15−25 aprelya 2015 g.). Electronic publication. Krasnoyarsk: Siberian Federal University, 2015.

Brester A. A., Yurishina Ye.A. Osobyy poryadok kak protsedura prinyatiya resheniya o nakazanii [Special procedure in decision-making on punishment]. In: O.I. Andreyeva, T.V. Trubnikova (eds.). Pravovyye problemy ukrepleniya rossiyskoy gosudarstvennosti. Tomsk: Tomsk State University Press, 2018. pp. 137−145.

Brester A. A., Yurishina Ye.A. Kriterii, lezhashchiye v osnove prinyatiya resheniya o nakazanii: empiricheskiy analiz pravoprimenitel’noy praktiki [Criteria for the decision to punish. An empirical analysis of law enforcement practices]. In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta. Seriya 14. Pravo. St Petersburg 2018. Vol. 9, No. 4.

Yurishina Ye.A. Peresmotr vstupivshikh v zakonnuyu silu prigovorov vvidu novykh obstoyatel’stv po ugolovno-protsessual'nomu zakonodatel’stvu Ispanii [Final sentence appeals in view of new circumstances under Spanish criminal-procedural law]. In: L.S. Beletskaya (ed.), Ugolovnyy protsess i advokatskaya deyatel’nost'. Krasnoyarsk: Siberian Federal University, 2018. p. 228.

The present study looks at decision-making in Russian criminal procedure. It is the author’s aim to describe how choices of punishment are effected once a traditional juridical framework has been abandoned. The study’s main emphasis is not upon any of the quantitative methods so often employed in the study of the question at hand, but rather focuses on grasping sentencing as a social interaction whose participants are actors in a situational context. The main research question concerns the detail and interactions of sentencing in Russian courts.

The study sets itself the task of considering sentencing from the vantage of the conditions, roles and interactions in the courtroom during deliberation of questions related to sentencing and beyond its frame (in the sense of E. Goffmann). Interactive variables are at its centre. Such an approach will make it possible to isolate (1) the routines and turns that the actors follow as they deliberate and chose sentences, (2) correlate them with the material result of such interaction-the text of the sentence itself-and also to understand (3) how and where decisions on sentences are actually made-in the courtroom (in the frame of court proceedings) or beyond its bounds.

The study will necessitate a full-fledged reconstruction of the entire process of sentencing-from the moment when it becomes necessary (when a guilty verdict is rendered) to the writing of the sentence itself. The study’s scope includes the face-to-face interactions of all participants in the process. In terms of its methodology, the study is based upon observation of sentencing deliberations. These observations will be carried out at open court hearings in district criminal courts (1) during special procedures, and (2) at sessions during which the consequences of a jury’s guilty verdict are discussed. Such a selection will focus the researcher’s attention exclusively on the choice of sentence and not on the trial proceedings as a whole.