Taking its inspiration from an analysis of the Tiepolo trial and from Sciascia’s text 1912 + 1, this essay considers two important observations Sciascia made about criminal trials. On the one hand, he notes that the judicial institutions, though seeming transparent in their use of everyday language, often involve considerable interpretive complexity, which obliges lawyers to seek out precise meanings in order to avoid dangerous assumptions or simplifications. Premeditation, of capital importance in the Tiepolo trial, is a case in point, and this essay will focus broadly on its premises and the ways in which premeditation is established. Sciascia further notes that criminal trials are, in part, a cultural product of the society in which they occur, and thus the particular stereotypes of an age are much in evidence. The essay will comment on the relationship between criminal trials and society, and in its conclusion, explore the ways in which they can assume importance in the cultural evolution of a society and thereby become a means of overcoming stereotypes.

Provera, A., La premeditazione non è nient'altro che la premeditazione. Il processo Tiepolo tra letteratura e diritto., <<TODOMODO>>, 2014; (IV): 75-89 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/67619]

La premeditazione non è nient'altro che la premeditazione. Il processo Tiepolo tra letteratura e diritto.

Provera, Alessandro
2014

Abstract

Taking its inspiration from an analysis of the Tiepolo trial and from Sciascia’s text 1912 + 1, this essay considers two important observations Sciascia made about criminal trials. On the one hand, he notes that the judicial institutions, though seeming transparent in their use of everyday language, often involve considerable interpretive complexity, which obliges lawyers to seek out precise meanings in order to avoid dangerous assumptions or simplifications. Premeditation, of capital importance in the Tiepolo trial, is a case in point, and this essay will focus broadly on its premises and the ways in which premeditation is established. Sciascia further notes that criminal trials are, in part, a cultural product of the society in which they occur, and thus the particular stereotypes of an age are much in evidence. The essay will comment on the relationship between criminal trials and society, and in its conclusion, explore the ways in which they can assume importance in the cultural evolution of a society and thereby become a means of overcoming stereotypes.
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Provera, A., La premeditazione non è nient'altro che la premeditazione. Il processo Tiepolo tra letteratura e diritto., <<TODOMODO>>, 2014; (IV): 75-89 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/67619]
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