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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 advantages and dangers of intelligence analysis in perjury cases

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/9780199795383.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the advantages of good intelligence analysis in perjury cases, the dangers of poor intelligence analysis, and the possible motivations underlying indictments for perjury and ... More


Intelligence and Belief Acquisition

Martha Whitesmith

in Cognitive Bias in Intelligence Analysis: Testing the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Method

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466349
eISBN:
9781474491112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466349.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter one examines whether belief acquisition in intelligence a unique epistemological act. It examines the nature of intelligence analysis as an act of belief acquisition, providing a theoretical ... More


Reducing the Risk of Cognitive Bias in Intelligence Analysis

Martha Whitesmith

in Cognitive Bias in Intelligence Analysis: Testing the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Method

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466349
eISBN:
9781474491112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466349.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Recommendations for future research and best practice for intelligence analysis.


Cognitive Bias in Intelligence Analysis: Testing the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Method

Martha Whitesmith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466349
eISBN:
9781474491112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Belief, Bias and Intelligence outlines an approach for reducing the risk of cognitive biases impacting intelligence analysis that draws from experimental research in the social sciences. It critiques ... More


Perjury and proof 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/9780199795383.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Perjury law, which usually applies to courtroom testimony under oath, is briefly described. Critical aspects include the need for both the questioner and the respondent to have a mutual understanding ... More


Exploring Other Domains

Wilhelm Agrell, Gregory F. Treverton, and Tyler H. Lippert

in National Intelligence and Science: Beyond the Great Divide in Analysis and Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199360864
eISBN:
9780199360895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360864.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Medicine and the sciences, both natural and social, are the most obvious points of comparison for intelligence. However, this chapter looks further afield—from ... More


Special Duty: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community

Richard J. Samuels

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501741586
eISBN:
9781501741593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501741586.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The prewar history of the Japanese intelligence community demonstrates how having power over much, but insight into little can have devastating consequences. Its postwar history—one of limited ... More


Prosecutorial problems in gathering and analyzing the evidence

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/9780199926961.003.0032
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the primary problems that law enforcement officers usually experienced in these case examples while gathering intelligence. It also considers the problems that are experienced ... More


What Is Analysis? Roads Not Taken

Wilhelm Agrell and Gregory F. Treverton

in National Intelligence and Science: Beyond the Great Divide in Analysis and Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199360864
eISBN:
9780199360895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360864.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on intelligence analysis. It lays out some of the fundamentals in terms of types of problems, categories of needs, and kind of consumers, with particular attention to conveying ... More


National Intelligence and Science: Beyond the Great Divide in Analysis and Policy

Wilhelm Agrell and Gregory F. Treverton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199360864
eISBN:
9780199360895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360864.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Intelligence is currently facing increasingly challenging cross-pressures from both a need for accurate and timely assessments of potential or imminent security threats and the unpredictability of ... More


Some recommendations for analyzing perjury cases

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/9780199795383.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reprises the points made throughout the book; that the intelligence analysis of the language evidence in perjury cases (as well as other types of cases) would be prudently served if the ... More


The Politics of Uncertainty and Blame

Jeffrey A. Friedman

in War and Chance: Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190938024
eISBN:
9780190938055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938024.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the politics of assessing uncertainty in international affairs, particularly the notion that clear probability assessments expose foreign policy analysts to excessive criticism. ... More


A doctor 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/9780199795383.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this case, a bilingual emergency room physician, native of the Philippines but trained in the United States, attended to a young girl who was brought by her parents to the hospital for second ... More


Pathologies of Probability Assessment

Jeffrey A. Friedman

in War and Chance: Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190938024
eISBN:
9780190938055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938024.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes how foreign policy analysts often avoid assessing uncertainty in a manner that supports sound decision making. This aversion to probabilistic reasoning can take three forms: ... More


Perjury charges for a shipping company executive

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/9780199795383.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the perjury charges of a shipping executive who was the shipping agent for the Khian Sea. After two years of sailing around the world trying to unload several tons of ... More


Perjury charges for another shipping company executive

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/9780199795383.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In a follow-up case involving the government’s effort to discover what happened to the incinerator ash dumped by the Khian Sea into the ocean, the grand jury testimony of the vice-president of the ... More


The Value of Precision in Probability Assessment

Jeffrey A. Friedman

in War and Chance: Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190938024
eISBN:
9780190938055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938024.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes a database containing nearly one million geopolitical forecasts. These data show that foreign policy analysts are surprisingly effective at estimating subjective probabilities. ... More


Dispelling Illusions of Rigor

Jeffrey A. Friedman

in War and Chance: Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190938024
eISBN:
9780190938055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938024.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the psychology of assessing uncertainty in international politics. It presents a series of survey experiments that test important concerns about the extent to which transparent ... More


Bribery: A brief history and background

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/9780199945139.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

After providing a semantic history of the word, “bribe” this chapter briefly traces how the definition of bribery developed from the U.S. Constitution through statutory developments in the twentieth ... More


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