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The facet structure of criminal narratives

Canter, David V., Kaouri, Christina and Ioannou, Maria (2003) The facet structure of criminal narratives. In: Facet theory: towards cumulative social science. Univerza v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp. 27-38. ISBN 9612370540

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    In literary criticism Frye (1957) offers four story forms: comedy, romance, tragedy
    and irony and that he suggests develop into each other in a circular order, analogous
    to the four seasons. It is hypothesised that this circumplex will also be reflected in the
    personal narratives that dominate any given criminal’s experience of his crimes. This
    was tested by asking 161 convicted offenders to complete a questionnaire describing
    their experience of committing a crime. SSA results give some support for a circular
    order of criminal roles. The study therefore opens the way for linking literary and
    psychological structures.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
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    Depositing User: Maria Ioannou
    Date Deposited: 24 May 2011 10:14
    Last Modified: 24 May 2011 10:14


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