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24 CRIMINAL JUSTICE Winter 2008 In the stage adaptation of Franz Kafka’s absurdist novel, Der Prozess (The Trial), the accused, Joseph K, faces secret, unknown criminal charges. Because he has received nothing but double-talk from his lawyer and sensing imminent doom, K has been told to seek advice from Titorelli, the court portrait painter, because Titorelli “knows the judges.” In the following passage, Titorelli tells K of three possible acquittal verdicts. Titorelli: All right, what kind of...