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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


Eight Questions about the Power of Conversational Strategies in Undercover Police Investigations

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/9780195181661.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter demonstrates that cooperating witnesses and law enforcement officers use basically the same conversational strategies in their undercover work. It also points out what makes these ... More


The Language of Perjury Cases

Roger W Shuy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book describes the contributions of linguistics to the intelligence gathering and analysis in the legal context by showing the way evidence is analyzed in eleven perjury cases. Beginning with a ... More


The Language of Fraud Cases

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In a number of criminal law cases, defendants are accused of using language to defraud. The evidence often provides analyzable language that provides clues to the ways that the alleged fraud took ... More


A patient confuses her doctor

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter studies the case of Dr. Dillip Desai, who was accused of sexually assaulting Angela Rediatu while she was sedated, and was also charged with forcible oral sodomy and sexual battery. It ... More


Deceptive Ambiguity in Language Elements of the Inverted Pyramid

Roger W. Shuy

in Deceptive Ambiguity by Police and Prosecutors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190669898
eISBN:
9780190669928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669898.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides an overview of the uses of deceptive ambiguity by representatives of the government, including police, prosecutors, undercover agents, and complainants. The chapter summarizes ... More


A union representative charged with perjury

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A carpenter’s union business representative, who was native speaker of Hawaiian Creole and Hawaiian Pidgin English, was charged with perjury when, in his testimony at the trial of two union ... More


How linguists examine the language of perjury

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter introduces the linguistic tools that were used in the case examples of the following chapters: the speech event context, schema, agendas as revealed by the topics and responses to topics ... More


Corrupt Foreign Business Practices (Fraud)

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Corrupt Foreign Practices Act was enacted to prevent American businesses from bribing foreign governments to get contracts. In a 2010 sting operation, Yoshi Cohen, whose company produced body ... More


Fighting off a quid pro quo proposition

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter addresses a case of sexual misconduct that occurred in the workplace. This case involved Candie and her primary care physician, Dr. Mark Berger, who apparently asked for sexual favors ... More


Trade Secrets Fraud and Economic Espionage

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act protects the intellectual property of industries from theft of trade secrets. In 1995 a government agent publicly advertised his services as a technology information ... More


Money Laundering (Fraud)

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

One arena of money laundering is offshore banking. In 1996 an informant told a government agent that he knew a Swiss banker who would arrange money laundering for cocaine dealers. When the undercover ... More


Government Contract Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic analysis was used in a case involving the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) Program’s investigation of an American company manufacturing helicopters for the military. The owner was ... More


Resource Conservation Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes how linguistic analysis assisted defense lawyers in a case brought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against a metal-finishing business in Minnesota, claiming that ... More


Securities Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The government investigated a stockbroker by using two stockbrokers caught in a previous sting operation. They recorded thirty-eight conversations with the stockbroker during a stock sale speech ... More


The role of linguistic analysis in bribery cases

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter summarizes how important it is to start with the speech event when analyzing the language evidence of bribery cases. In some cases the completion phase is absent. In other cases the ... More


Introduction

Roger W. Shuy

in Deceptive Ambiguity by Police and Prosecutors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190669898
eISBN:
9780190669928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669898.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces the important concepts of intentionality, ambiguity, deception, institutional power, and the discourse context in the context of the Inverted Pyramid approach in order to ... More


False statements and fraud in a bank loan

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A real estate development company was in financial trouble and secured a second mortgage bank loan on a failing shopping mall that it owned. As they attempted to negotiate with the bank to forestall ... More


Art Theft Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Five years after two valuable paintings were stolen from the home of a prominent doctor a lawyer was arrested and convinced to tape-record his accomplice, another lawyer, who also admitted that he ... More


The linguistic tools for dealing with bribery

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The linguistic unit of the speech event is defined as a recurring occasion that has tacitly understood rules of preference and unspoken conventions as to what can and cannot count as valid. All ... More


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