Lecture „Narratives in the Criminal Process“ was held in the General Seminar
Professor Frode Helmich Pedersen from the University of Bergen in Norway held a lecture “Narratives in the Criminal Process” on February 27th 2019 within the General Seminar in the Faculty conference room. The lecture was opened by the newly appointed director of the General Seminar, Assistant Professor Dr Miloš Zdravković, who greeted the present professors and students and thanked our guest for his visit. Assistant Professor Dr Ivana Marković, who has moderated the Seminar, emphasized the importance of narratives for the criminal process in her opening statement, as well as the fact that, in spite of this, it is an often neglected category in theory and practice. The lecture of Professor Pedersen pertained to the context within which the term „story“ appears, moving along the chronological order of the process’ flow all the way to the function that the narrative realizes in the verdict itself, listing several examples from Norwegian judicial practice. The interdisciplinary approach to narratives was interesting both to those acquainted with legal theory, as well as lawyers who deal with criminal law. After the lecture a very lively discussion had developed about the lecture’s subject, including some examples from personal practice by the attendees of the General Seminar.