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Plausible crime stories : the legal history of sexual offences in mandate Palestine

Author: Orna Alyagon Darr
Publisher: Cambrdige, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Law in context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Plausible Crime Stories is not only the first in-depth study of the history of sex offences in Mandate Palestine but it also pioneers an approach to the historical study of criminal law and proof that focuses on plausibility. Doctrinal rules of evidence only partially explain which crime stories make sense while others fail to convince. Since plausibility is predicated on commonly held systems of belief, it not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Orna Alyagon Darr
ISBN: 9781108755917 1108755917
OCLC Number: 1060524649
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Legal Background; 2 Cultural Narratives Underlying Proof: Male-to-Male Offences; 3 Plausibility of Children's Testimonies: Narrator's Identity; 4 Plausibility and Ethnicity: Audience-Narrator Nexus; 5 Plausible Emotions; 6 Corroboration: Plausibility Embedded in Evidentiary Standards; 7 Implausible Counter-Narratives; Conclusion; List of Legal Cases; Appendix Relevant Criminal Legislation; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Law in context.
Responsibility: Orna Alyagon Darr, Sapir Academic College and Ono Academic College.

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What makes one crime story convincing and another implausible? Evidence law provides only a partial answer. This study explores the meaning of plausibility and the materials from which it is  Read more...

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'This remarkable book, by one of Israel's leading legal historians, explores the fascinating history of sex crimes in mandatory Palestine. Innovative and theoretically sophisticated, it is a Read more...

 
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