Judging Obscenity: A Critical History of Expert Evidence

Judging Obscenity: A Critical History of Expert Evidence

by Christopher Nowlin


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Nowlin, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based barrister, examines several important obscenity trials that have taken place since the turn of the 20th century, focusing the role played by the testimony of "expert witnesses" and their use of "facts" drawn from social scientific research to validate their defense of what is or is not obscene. In the end, he questions, the ability of the North American legal system to determine what is or is not pornographic. Distributed in the US by CUP Services. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780773525382
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 04/16/2003
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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