Expert testimony on domestic violence : a discourse analysis / Melissa Hamilton.

Publisher's description: Examines the impact of social science evidence on legal reasoning in domestic violence cases, analyzing the text and rhetoric from a body of appellate opinions in which expert witnesses provided social science-based testimony about domestic violence.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hamilton, Melissa, 1964-
Format: Book
Published: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2009.
Series:Law and society (New York, N.Y.)
Table of Contents:
  • Feminist and social constructivist theories
  • Critical discourse analysis in the law
  • Expert witness discourse : the legal framework
  • Expert witness discourse : constructing the battered woman
  • The discourses of resistance.