Adv. Nourit Zimerman - 2012-13
My research will examine different representations of the stories of defendants and victims in Israeli criminal procedures. The legal process presents different ways through which the stories of those who participate in it are presented; both stories they themselves tell and stories other tell about them. The research will compare these different representations in order to follow the ways by which stories are transformed along the legal process, as well as identifying the ways in which different forms of representation work. Through a close examination of this process my research seeks to offer an empirical base for our thinking about the design of criminal procedures, one that look beyond the prevailing rights discourse.