The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases by Roger Shuy

The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

byRoger Shuy

Hardcover | September 17, 2012

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The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases analyzes the many ways in which language plays a crucial role in sexual misconduct cases. Roger W. Shuy describes eleven court cases for which he served as an expert witness, and explains the issues at stake in each case for both lawyers and linguists.The book's attention is on aspects of sexual misconduct that have not previously received the attention they deserve, such as: the language evidence of sexual misconduct in the workplace; cases of adult-to-child sexual misconduct with the family; and adult-adult sexual misconduct cases. Shuydescribes the often-used linguistic analytical tools that are available to both the prosecution and the defense, and argues that there is a particular sequence in which these tools should be used.

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Roger W. Shuy is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and author of The Language of Perjury Cases, The Language of Defamation Cases, Linguistics in the Courtroom, and Creating Language Crimes.
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Title:The Language of Sexual Misconduct CasesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 17, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199926964

ISBN - 13:9780199926961

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. A brief overview of sexual misconduct law and prosecutionSection I Sexual misconduct in the workplace3. Fighting off a quid pro quo proposition4. A patient confuses her doctor5. The sheriff who didn't know what hit him6. Even senators get in trouble sometimesSection II Sexual misconduct of an adult with a child7. One nightmare leads to another8. Big trouble at a birthday party9. Remembering sexual misconduct10. On climbing into the wrong bedSection III Sexual misconduct of an adult with another adult11. A dinner date that went very wrong12. Unintended but still wanted sex13. A prostitution sting operationSection IV Prosecution and defense tools14. Prosecutorial problems in gathering and analyzing evidence15. Using linguistic tools in sexual misconduct casesReferences