This interdisciplinary project’s principal aim is to gain a better understanding of the way stories work within the Norwegian legal system through narratological theory and analyses.
Telling stories has always been central to human existence. Through stories we make sense of ourselves and of the actions of others. Storytelling is therefore central to any criminal process. No sequence of human events can be properly understood except through the use of storytelling. Stories abound throughout the criminal process: Stories told by the police, by the witnesses, defendants, expert witnesses, lawyers, and finally by the judges and jurors. It is therefore reasonable to assume that storytelling influence the outcome of the criminal case.
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