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Creating Language CrimesHow Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language$
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Roger W. Shuy

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195181661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.001.0001

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A Rogue Cop and Every Strategy He Can Think Of: The Wenatchee Washington Sex Ring Case

A Rogue Cop and Every Strategy He Can Think Of: The Wenatchee Washington Sex Ring Case

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(p.129) 13 A Rogue Cop and Every Strategy He Can Think Of: The Wenatchee Washington Sex Ring Case
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Creating Language Crimes
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Roger W. Shuy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.003.0013

Between 1994 and 2000, a Wenatchee Washington police officer with a warped imagination managed to enmesh 43 adults and 60 children in one of the most bizarre sexual abuse and sex orgy cases in history. He made no tape recording of his interviews with witnesses and he claimed to have destroyed any notes he may have made. His entire evidence of misconduct was the confession statements that he wrote down and had them sign. Based on the alleged verbatim confessions, along with trial transcripts of the targets’ testimony, it was possible to show that he used the conversational strategies of interruption, ambiguity, camouflaging, ignoring “no” responses, scripting, withholding important information, and inaccurately restating what they said.

Keywords:   interruption, camouflaging, scripting, withholding information, inaccurate restatements, sex ring, sexual misconduct, confessions, trial transcripts

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