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Deceptive ambiguity by police and prosecutors

Shuy, Roger W., author Save to your list

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  • Creator Roger W. Shuy
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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  • Physical Details
    • 262 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 0190669896, 9780190669898
  • OCLC ocn987711932


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction -- Power, ambiguity, and deception -- Police interviewers use deceptive ambiguity -- Prosecutors use deceptive ambiguity -- Undercover agents use deceptive ambiguity -- Cooperating witnesses use deceptive ambiguity -- Complainants use deceptive ambiguity -- Deceptive ambiguity in the language elements -- The effects, frequency, and power of the government's uses of deceptive ambiguity in criminal investigations