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Credibility in Court: Communicative Practices in the Camorra Trials
     

Credibility in Court: Communicative Practices in the Camorra Trials

by Marco Jacquemet
 
The Camorra trials in Naples involved more than a thousand people charged with belonging to a criminal organization, the Nuova Camorra Organizzata. After some key witnesses turned against their former associates and collaborated with the Justice Department, more than 800 people were convicted, but in the appeal their credibility was destroyed and the majority were

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The Camorra trials in Naples involved more than a thousand people charged with belonging to a criminal organization, the Nuova Camorra Organizzata. After some key witnesses turned against their former associates and collaborated with the Justice Department, more than 800 people were convicted, but in the appeal their credibility was destroyed and the majority were acquitted. To investigate this dramatic reversal of the defendants' convictions, Jacquemet combines analysis of talk and power technologies with a relfection on truth and credibility as communicative representations.

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Review of the hardback: 'I was totally absorbed by this book. Jacquemet has that typical gift of ethnographer: he tells a good tale and he rightly does not allow his learning and academic imperatives to divert him from the task at hand.' Paul Robertshaw, Journal of Sociolinguistics

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ISBN-13:
9780521121286
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics Series , #14
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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