By Thomas Scheffer;Kati Hannken-Illjes;Alexander Kozin
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Extra info for Criminal Defence and Procedure: Comparative Ethnographies in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States
By this I mean the ‘artiﬁcial’ questioning of the witnesses, their stilted ‘learnt by heart answers’, the recurrent permission (especially for police ofﬁcers) to “refresh the memory” by help of their notes, and so on. Things seemed to be always already written down to some extent. I hoped that the writing activities on the back stages of the trial could explain how these ‘documented’ trials are rendered possible. What I became interested in was the scriptural conﬁguration of these oral hearings.
I found that the criminal legal machinery was introduced to Field Access as an Ongoing Accomplishment 33 everybody in a nutshell, including me. This was where things started to somehow get complicated. Taking notes in court The notepad has to be blamed for the ﬁrst complication. I was about to leave after a good deal of rather confusingly rapid pre-directions hearings, when the usher came over. She was the ﬁrst human being in this setting to address me. “You cannot take notes just like that”, she protested.
He turned out to be that very inaccessible alien I feared most. More importantly, I felt that my research was of little interest to Jack. Our ﬁrst conversation was distressing: there was little continuity, very few questions were asked about the project and my prospective ﬁeldwork, while my questions about Jack’s practice were either dodged or answered in the ironic register. Even more alarming was the resistance of the legal setting to my probing that had already begun at the time of the ﬁrst meeting.
Criminal Defence and Procedure: Comparative Ethnographies in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States by Thomas Scheffer;Kati Hannken-Illjes;Alexander Kozin