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Engines of Truth : Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom (Hardcover) (Wendie Ellen Schneider)

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During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Strikingly original and drawing on a broad array of archival research, Wendie Schneider’s examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this period of experimentation and how its innovations shaped contemporary trial procedure. Blending legal, social, and colonial history, she shines new light on cross-examination, the most enduring product of this time and the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.”
During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Strikingly original and drawing on a broad array of archival research, Wendie Schneider?s examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this period of experimentation and how its innovations shaped contemporary trial procedure. Blending legal, social, and colonial history, she shines new light on cross-examination, the most enduring product of this time and the ?greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.?
Number of Pages: 265.0
Genre: History, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Wendie Ellen Schneider
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2016
TCIN: 26393886
UPC: 9780300125665
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0197

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