In the story/counter-story dynamic of criminal trials, trial lawyers need to keep two meaning making strategies in mind: 1) the strategy of narrative seduction, and 2) the strategy of disbelief.
An earlier version of this essay was presented in Toronto at the 1995 annual meeting of the Law & Society Association. This material is adapted from a larger work in progress on the relationship between law and popular culture.
Sherwin, Richard, "Law and the Myth of the Self in Mass Media Representations" (1995). Articles & Chapters. 1198.