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The language of murder cases : intentionality, predisposition, and voluntariness

Author: Roger W Shuy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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This volume describes 15 court cases for which Roger Shuy served as an expert language witness and explains the issues at stake in those cases for lawyers and linguists. Murder case investigations and trials are guided by the important legal terms describing the mental states of defendants - their intentionality, predisposition, and voluntariness. Statutes and dictionaries can provide only loose definitions, largely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
(DLC) 2013028107
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger W Shuy
ISBN: 0190203226 9780190203221
OCLC Number: 1090471932
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Contents: Murder laws and terminology --
Analyzing murder law terminology and evidence --
Linguistic profiling when there is no known murder suspect --
Intentionality and predisposition in murder cases --
Voluntariness in murder cases --
Voluntariness of mentally incapacitated suspects capacity --
Voluntariness of suspects impaired by alcohol or drugs --
Voluntariness of juvenile suspects --
Voluntariness of emotionally distraught suspects --
Reasonable doubt in murder cases.
Responsibility: Roger W. Shuy.

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