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Navegando entre narraciones: voces que construyen y socavan la credibilidad en el ámbito jurídico

Navigating between narrations: voices that construct and undermine the credibility of legal discourse
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Cubells Serra, Jenny

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Abstract The article argues that judicial narratives, produced in & out of the courtroom in order to represent real-world events, are biased toward presenting the judicial process as being objective, impartial, & trustworthy, while censoring narratives that oppose this bias. Supporting data is provided by interviews with professionals in the legal field as well as two former prisoners & their family members. The discussion views the justice system as a form of social practice that does not differ from other social practices, in the sense that the justice system is nothing more than a social construction. This approach has allowed the researchers to demystify the judicial world by locating it within the human sphere, thus stripping the justice system of the quasi-divine character that has been conferred upon it by society.
Classification Criminal Sociology, Sociology of Law; Social Psychology
Free Keywords Legal System; Narratives; Bias; Judges; Judicial Decisions; Discourse
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 109-128
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2005) 8
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications