Dr. Floris Bex of the University of Dundee’s Argumentation Research Group has posted Argument Mapping and Storytelling in Criminal Cases, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School.
Dr. Bex’s post presents an innovative approach to organizing and analyzing criminal evidence. This new theory combines methods of argument analysis with those of the study of narrative. Dr. Bex also describes key examples of software used in argument mapping and narrative analysis, as well as a software application called AVERS that enables one to diagram both stories and arguments about criminal evidence.
Dr. Bex’s post will be of interest to those who work in artificial intelligence and law, those who practice criminal law, those who study legal evidence or legal argument, and those with an interest in narrative and the law.