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Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back

Author: Bri Lee
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eggshell skull: A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographies
Named Person: Bri Lee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bri Lee
ISBN: 9781760295776 1760295779
OCLC Number: 1037022432
Awards: Winner of People's Choice Prize - Nib Literary Award 2018 (Australia)
Winner of Indie Book Awards 2019 (Australia)
Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2019 (Australia)
Winner of ABIA Awards 2019 (Australia)
Short-listed for Nib Literary Award 2018 (Australia)
Short-listed for Best Non-Fiction 2019 (Australia)
Short-listed for People's Choice Award 2019 (Australia)
Short-listed for Non-Fiction Prize 2019 (Australia)
Description: x, 358 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Bri Lee.

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Eggshell skull: A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case. This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland-where justice can look very different, especially for women. The injustice Bri witnessed, mourned and raged over every day finally forced her to confront her own personal history, one she'd vowed never to tell. And this is how, after years of struggle, she found herself on the other side of the courtroom, telling her story. Bri Lee has written a fierce and eloquent memoir that addresses both her own reckoning with the past as well as with the stories around her, to speak the truth with wit, empathy and unflinching courage. Eggshell Skull is a haunting appraisal of modern Australia from a new and essential voice.

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