Explanations[ edit ] According to Brooks himself, the law is an "outrageous oversimplification",  but it captures the general rule. Brooks points to the main factors that explain why it works this way:
Based on this understanding of the role and function of narrative Brooks argues that there exists a repressed connection between law and narrative.
Brooks engages with the exemplary question of whether details of a prior conviction should be presented when deliberating a similar yet separate offence performed by the same person, and he notes that the prevailing approach in law is to relate only to those details which are able to establish a logical syllogism between fact and rolling.
Thus Brooks in fact demonstrates how courts do actually acknowledge to potency of narrative and its potential effect, but strive to reduce this capacity by "policing" stories through evidence law which limit the narrative into a shape that is agreeable by the court.
Brooks holds that the attempt to limit narrative in judicial practice in fact reveals the law systems realization of the power of a story, and the attempt to deny it by adhering strictly to empirical evidence and sound logical conclusions. Peter Brooks argues that the court establishes the story with the compass of its own rules and conventions which are governed by its world view.
The facts of the matter under discussion were agreed upon, yet they served as basis for 4 completely different stories.
Using this example Brooks argues that narrative does not consists only of facts but of the way they are understood together and establish evident meaning. Thus accounts of events delivered in court are not and cannot be strictly factual, despite the attempt to police them, and they articulate perceptions and values which latently guide all those practicing law in their ruling.
He further claims that the reactions of agents that rule cases could be understood through the way the actively create, or construct, the story.David Brooks became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in September His column appears every Tuesday and Friday.
He is currently a commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All. Article I Legislative Branch Signed in convention September 17, Ratified June 21, A portion of Article I, Section 2, was changed by the 14th Amendment; a portion of Section 9 was changed by the 16th Amendment; a portion of Section 3 was changed by the 17th Amendment; and a portion of Section 4 was changed by the 20th Amendment.
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Frederick Phillips "Fred" Brooks Jr. (born April 19, ) is an American computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM's System/ family of computers and the OS/ software support package, then later writing candidly about the process in his seminal book The Mythical Man-Month. Brooks has received many awards, including the. David Brooks became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in September His column appears every Tuesday and Friday. He is currently a commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All. Dec 10, · Peter Brooks's classic article "Policing Stories" relates to the ongoing debate regarding the role of narrative in the judicial system and law theory.
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