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Unformatted text preview: Narrative Rationality Walter Fisher, 1987-Narrative Probability (coherence) o How the story hangs together through the argument, characters, material-Narrative Fidelity o Truthfulness and reliability Narrative in Restorative Justice -Perspective taking -Look for inconsistencies -Prepare for what is realistic o What sounds realistic and what doesn’t sound realistic-Social reality is viewed as a dynamic -Recognition What were the contributions here? Who helped out to make this event take place? Who/what was in position to allow this event to come together? -The government -The mediator – to be trained and sit in the room -The offender – willing to speak out o Maybe looking for some sort of forgiveness -The daughter and the grandmother to sit in o Maybe wanting closure -The amount of time between the actual crime and the mediation -A structured event through an act that (such as tape recorded) to allow the event to occur...
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- Spring '08
- Criminal Justice, Victim Offender Mediation, Narrative Fidelity o Truthfulness