Discursive Constructions of Consent in the Legal Process by Susan Ehrlich,Diana Eades,Janet Ainsworth

By Susan Ehrlich,Diana Eades,Janet Ainsworth

As a linguistically-grounded, serious exam of consent, this quantity perspectives consent now not as somebody psychological nation or act yet as a procedure that's interactionally-and discursively-situated. It highlights the ways that criminal consent is usually fictional (at most sensible) end result of the impoverished view of which means and the linguistic ideologies that usually tell interpretations and representations within the felony method. The authors are specialists in linguistics and legislations, who use various theoretical and analytical methods to ascertain the advanced ways that language is used to hunt, negotiate, supply, or withhold consent in various felony contexts.

Authors draw on case experiences, or greater study corpora or a much broader sociolegal technique, in investigations of: police-citizen interactions on the street, police interviews with suspects, police name handlers, rape and abduction trials, interactions with lay litigants in a multilingual small claims court docket, a restorative justice sentencing scheme for younger offenders, biomedical study, and criminal disputes over contracts.

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