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The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Roger Shuy


This book analyzes the many ways in which language plays a crucial role in sexual misconduct cases. The book describes eleven court cases for which the author 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. The book describes the often-used linguistic a ... More

Keywords: sexual misconduct cases, witness, language evidence, workplace, adult-adult sexual misconduct

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199926961
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Shuy, author
Georgetown University