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Creating Legal Worlds: Story and Style in a Culture of by Greig Henderson

By Greig Henderson

A criminal judgment is in the beginning a narrative, a story of evidence in regards to the events to the case. Creating criminal Worlds is a research of ways that narrative operates, and the way rhetoric, tale, and elegance functionality as indispensable parts of any felony argument.

Through cautious analyses of extraordinary circumstances from Canada, the USA, and the uk, Greig Henderson analyses how the rhetoric of storytelling frequently contains as a lot argumentative weight inside of a judgement because the good judgment of criminal differences. via their narrative offerings, Henderson argues, judges create a normative universe – the area of correct and improper during which they make their decisions – and type their very own judicial self-images. Drawing at the paintings of the legislations and literature move, Creating felony Worlds is a powerful argument for paying shut cognizance to the function of tale and magnificence within the production of judicial decisions.

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