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Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book describes and illustrates eleven powerful conversational strategies used by undercover police officers and cooperating witnesses who secretly tape-record targets in criminal investigations. ... More


Manipulating the Tape, Interrupting, Inaccurate Restatements, and Scripting in a Murder Case: Florida v. Jerry Townsend

Roger W. Shuy

in Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In 1978, a number of prostitutes were murdered in the South Florida area. The police interviewed Jerry Townsend, a mentally weak drifter, four times, during which he admitted to many of the crimes. ... More


Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers

Neil Websdale

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315417
eISBN:
9780199777464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315417.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Familicide involves the killing of a current or former spouse or partner and one or more of their children, followed, in many cases, by the suicide of the perpetrator. These killings are limited to ... More


Insanity: Murder, Madness, and the Law

Charles Patrick Ewing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326130
eISBN:
9780199893591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326130.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The insanity defense is one of the oldest fixtures of the Anglo-American legal tradition. Though it is available to people charged with virtually any crime, and is often employed without controversy, ... More


Situating Familicide

Neil Websdale

in Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315417
eISBN:
9780199777464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315417.003.001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

The opening chapter introduces a sociohistorical approach to the study of familicide, which takes shape against the backdrop of the ethnographic research and social policy work of the author. The ... More


Some Implications: A Few Closing Thoughts

Neil Websdale

in Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315417
eISBN:
9780199777464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315417.003.007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

The concluding chapter opens with the observation that familicide is an implosive undoing of a uniquely modern set of lineages and interdependencies, mediated through the expectations of romantic ... More


The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria

David Pratten

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625536
eISBN:
9780748670659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625536.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book is an account of murder and politics in Africa, and a historical ethnography of southern Annang communities during the colonial period. Its narrative leads to events between 1945 and 1948, ... More


Internal Armed Conflict: February 1998–March 1999

The Independent International Commission on Kosovo

in The Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243099
eISBN:
9780191599538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243093.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Describes the fatal spiral of hardening Serb intransigence and growing Kosovar Albanian armament that followed the abolishment of Kosovo's autonomy in 1990 and led to escalation of the conflict. The ... More


Defining Crimes: Essays on The Special Part of the Criminal Law

R.A. Duff and Stuart Green (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269228
eISBN:
9780191710100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269228.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This collection of essays, tackles a range of issues about the criminal law's ‘special part’ — the part of the criminal law that defines specific offences. One of its aims is to show the importance, ... More


In Rough Country: Bringing Order to the New Frontier

Robert Wuthnow

in Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159898
eISBN:
9781400852116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159898.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on a turbulent period in the late nineteenth century, as Texas was in the midst of one of the most important and hotly contested elections in its history. In compliance with an ... More


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