Criminal Defence and Procedure: Comparative Ethnographies in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States

Criminal Defence and Procedure: Comparative Ethnographies in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States

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Overview

Criminal Defence and Procedure: Comparative Ethnographies in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States by T. Scheffer, K. Hannken-Illjes, A. Kozin

Doing Procedure provides an in-depth comparison of criminal defence work in different legal cultures, showing how defence work is shaped by different regimes and how it influences outcomes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230230224
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/09/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

THOMAS SCHEFFER is Senior Researcher and Lecturer in Political Ethnography at the Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, and conducts ethnographic fieldwork in the German Parliament. His research interests include law, science, and culture; activities that stretch over time and space; the interplay of text and talk in institutional settings; analytical and comparative ethnography. 
 
KATI HANNKEN-ILLJES is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute for German Linguistics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. Her research focuses on legal rhetoric, the relation of narrating and arguing and the didactics of teaching interpersonal communication.
 
ALEXANDER KOZIN is Research Fellow at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany. His areas of specialization include communication studies, phenomenology, translation theory, semiotics, and law and society. He has published in Semiotica, Law and Social Inquiry, Qualitative Sociology, Crime, Media, Culture, Text and Talk, Narrative Identity, and other academic journals.
 

Table of Contents

List of Figures vi

1 Introducing Procedure 1

2 Field Access as an Ongoing Accomplishment 24

3 Procedural Past: Binding and Unbinding 50

4 Procedural Future: The Politics of Positioning 83

5 Procedural Presence: Failing and Learning 117

6 Courts as Ways of Knowing 138

Postscript 165

Notes 173

References 182

Index 201

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