Forensic linguistics gives victims and the wrongfully convicted the voices they deserve

CW: explicit discussion of sexual assault This article uses critical discourse analysis to look at how language is used in the courtroom, particularly in relation to the accused and the accuser. It highlights the persuasive power of language and how the phrasing of certain statements can have the power to sway a jury or judge's opinions. The author talks about a specific case of sexual assault and describes the language used by the victim to tell her story.

Posted by August Bicket on April 25, 2019

Politics and Policy;

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