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Attorneys’ Use of Biblical Appeals

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.008
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Recently, religion has found its way into trial through the arguments that some lawyers have offered in their closing statements. Specifically, prosecutors have used Biblical appeals, such as the ... More


Dueling Discourses: The Construction of Reality in Closing Arguments

Laura Felton Rosulek

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199337613
eISBN:
9780190203351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337613.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book describes qualitative and quantitative analyses of the linguistic and discursive forms that opposing lawyers utilize during the closing arguments of criminal trials in order to construct ... More


Multimedia Arguments

Neal Feigenson and Christina Spiesel

in Law on Display: The Digital Transformation of Legal Persuasion and Judgment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727584
eISBN:
9780814728567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727584.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on the use of digital multimedia in the presentation of courtroom arguments. Visual displays such as videos, digitally enhanced photographs, computer animations, and multimedia ... More


6 Closing the Door on Innocence: Improper Summations by Prosecutors

Daniel S. Medwed

in Prosecution Complex: America's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796245
eISBN:
9780814764350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796245.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the impact of improper summations by prosecutors on innocent defendants. Prosecutors enjoy wide latitude to comment on the evidence during summation because they bear the ... More


Closing the Door on Innocence: Improper Summations by Prosecutors

Daniel S. Medwed

in Prosecution Complex: America's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796245
eISBN:
9780814764350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796245.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the impact of improper summations by prosecutors on innocent defendants. Prosecutors enjoy wide latitude to comment on the evidence during summation because they bear the burden ... More


Introduction

Laura Felton Rosulek

in Dueling Discourses: The Construction of Reality in Closing Arguments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199337613
eISBN:
9780190203351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337613.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter has three main goals: (1) to explain why the closing arguments are a prime site for discourse analysis, (2) to provide a detailed description of the properties of closing arguments in ... More


A Verdict against the Heart

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

in According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166828
eISBN:
9780300166880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166828.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter completes the narrative of the Rhinelander case by detailing the closing arguments of both parties. It highlights how the jury's verdict for Alice was both a racial victory and a loss ... More


Closing Arguments

Kenneth S. Broun

in Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199740222
eISBN:
9780190254391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740222.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the closing arguments of the defense and prosecution in the Rivonia Trial. Percy Yutar of the prosecution included the testimony of every witness, along with all of the ... More


Pulling It All Together: Telling Your Story and Making Your Case

Kathleen Gerson

in The Science and Art of Interviewing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199324286
eISBN:
9780197533857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199324286.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Methodology and Statistics

Chapter 7 addresses the challenges of presenting an argument with interview material. Since the volume and complexity of interview data make it challenging to present in written or oral form, the ... More


Summation and Sentencing

T. Markus Funk

in Victims' Rights and Advocacy at the International Criminal Court

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199941469
eISBN:
9780190236700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941469.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

The summation, known in common-law countries as the “closing argument,” is a vital part of trial, and, as such, the victim representative must give it considerable thought. The entire trial, in a ... More


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