Summary justice [electronic resource] : judges address juries / Paul Robertshaw.

Author
Robertshaw, Paul, 1939- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London ; Washington, DC : Cassell, 1998.
Description
1 online resource (221 p.)

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Series
Open linguistics series. [More in this series]
Summary note
This is a study of the practice of judicial summing-up to juries, and of the language of persuasion and rhetoric in the English criminal process. The book examines those statements normally occurring in criminal courts, but also in the High Court, in defamation trials and in ""civil liberty"" torts in the county courts. The text of these summaries can vary in length, and are significant in that they break the flow between advocates' turn-taking - especially their final speeches. In addition to its linguistic concerns, the book considers the practice of summing-up as a legal problem - as unreco
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Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [194]-196) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
Contents; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1 Legal language and Summing-up to juries; 2 The law of Summing-up; 3 An aspect of Pathos; 4 The data; 5 The cases; 6 Three alternative models; 7 Modest proposals; Bibliography; Table of cases; Index
ISBN
  • 1-281-29129-3
  • 9786611291297
  • 1-84714-085-8
OCLC
  • 270933617
  • 893334475
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