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An abstract staging of a crime
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8818-5406
Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden.
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the criminal procedure the scene of the crime is transformed into an abstract act described by words in a preliminary investigation, by different kind of evidences as for example photos, DNA, or formulated in a given testimony. The presentation of the case to the court takes place in a certain order based on legal principles expressed in the ECHR article 6 Right to a fair trial and in the CRC article 40. The abstract staging of the crime takes place at the court where an accused and an attorney are present. Except the prosecutor, who has to prove the case beyond reasonable doubts, the victim assisted by a legal counsel is also present. If the victim is a child under the age of eighteen and the accused is closed related to the child or the guardian of the child the child will be assisted by a special legal representative for children. The court room is the stage where the crime is being narrated. The issue that may be raised is if and in what way the design of the court room as well as the court building has on the subjects involved as well as the public when the crime is being narrated and are there reasons to suggest some changes in order to meet the requirement of international agreements. The ambition of the paper is also to expose the court room as well as the court building in an historical context. In general we found that a courtroom through wall paintings expressing religious motives nowadays is a room more or less like an ordinary meeting room but like earlier the positions of the subjects involved are decided in advance. In the paper suggestions of improvements are made particularly concerning children being part of a criminal procedure.

The issue that may be raised is if and in what way the design of the court room as well as the court building has on the subjects involved as well as the public when the crime is being narrated and are there reasons to suggest some changes in order to meet the requirement of international agreements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
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Law
Research subject
Legal Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72034OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-72034DiVA, id: diva2:1285181
Conference
The 19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL 2018), Örebro, Sweden, May 23-25, 2018
Note

Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue (Law and Arts in Crime Settings) of International Journal for the Semiotics of Law.

Available from: 2019-02-03 Created: 2019-02-03 Last updated: 2019-02-06Bibliographically approved

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