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Speaking of Crime : The Language of Criminal Justice

By: Solan, Lawrence M.
Contributor(s): Tiersma, Peter M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Chicago Series in Law and Society: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (301 p.).ISBN: 9780226767871.Subject(s): Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Language | Criminal law -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Speaking of Crime : The Language of Criminal JusticeDDC classification: 345.7305 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Part I: A Good Time to Study the Language of Criminal Justice -- 1: Language and the Criminal Law -- 2: Linguistics in the Law -- Part II: Gathering the Evidence -- 3: ""Consensual"" Searches -- 4: Interrogration, Confession, and the Right to Counsel -- 5: Understanding Miranda -- Part III: Linguistic Evidence in Court -- 6: Exact Words -- 7: Who Said That? -- 8: Who Wrote That? -- Part IV: Crimes of Language -- 9: Solicitation, Conspiracy, Bribery -- 10: Threats -- 11: Perjury -- 12: Where Do We Go From Here? -- Notes -- Author Index -- Subject Index
Summary: Why do so many people voluntarily consent to searches by have the police search their person or vehicle when they know that they are carrying contraband or evidence of illegal activity? Does everyone understand the Miranda warning? How well can people recognize a voice on tape? Can linguistic experts identify who wrote an anonymous threatening letter? Speaking of Crime answers these questions and examines the complex role of language within our criminal justice system. Lawrence M. Solan and Peter M. Tiersma compile numerous cases, ranging from the Lindbergh kidnapping to the impeachment trial
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Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Part I: A Good Time to Study the Language of Criminal Justice -- 1: Language and the Criminal Law -- 2: Linguistics in the Law -- Part II: Gathering the Evidence -- 3: ""Consensual"" Searches -- 4: Interrogration, Confession, and the Right to Counsel -- 5: Understanding Miranda -- Part III: Linguistic Evidence in Court -- 6: Exact Words -- 7: Who Said That? -- 8: Who Wrote That? -- Part IV: Crimes of Language -- 9: Solicitation, Conspiracy, Bribery -- 10: Threats -- 11: Perjury -- 12: Where Do We Go From Here? -- Notes -- Author Index -- Subject Index

Why do so many people voluntarily consent to searches by have the police search their person or vehicle when they know that they are carrying contraband or evidence of illegal activity? Does everyone understand the Miranda warning? How well can people recognize a voice on tape? Can linguistic experts identify who wrote an anonymous threatening letter? Speaking of Crime answers these questions and examines the complex role of language within our criminal justice system. Lawrence M. Solan and Peter M. Tiersma compile numerous cases, ranging from the Lindbergh kidnapping to the impeachment trial

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