Expert Testimony on Domestic Violence : a Discourse Analysis.

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Author / Creator:Hamilton, Melissa.
Imprint:El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2009.
Description:1 online resource (213 pages)
Series:Law and Society
Recht und Gesellschaft.
Subject:Forensic sociology -- United States.
Evidence, Expert -- United States.
Family violence -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Abused women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- California -- Cases.
LAW -- Criminal Law -- General.
Abused women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Evidence, Expert.
Family violence -- Law and legislation.
Forensic sociology.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index.
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Summary:Hamilton examines the impact of social science evidence on legal reasoning in domestic violence cases. Relying on interdisciplinary theories and methodologies in law, Hamilton analyzes the text and rhetoric from a body of appellate opinions in which expert witnesses provided social science-based testimony about domestic violence. Expert testimony was highly influential on, yet was rarely challenged by, the appellate judges. From this body of judicial writings, Hamilton uncovers typologies of battered women, battering men, and abusive relationships. She also notes the discursive tension in the.
Other form:Print version: 9781593323233