By Greig Henderson

A criminal judgment is initially a narrative, a story of evidence concerning the events to the case. Creating criminal Worlds is a learn of ways that narrative operates, and the way rhetoric, tale, and magnificence functionality as indispensable components of any felony argument.

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

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