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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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Manipulating the Tape, Interrupting, Inaccurate Restatements, and Scripting in a Murder Case: Florida v. Jerry Townsend

Manipulating the Tape, Interrupting, Inaccurate Restatements, and Scripting in a Murder Case: Florida v. Jerry Townsend

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(p.159) 15 Manipulating the Tape, Interrupting, Inaccurate Restatements, and Scripting in a Murder Case: Florida v. Jerry Townsend
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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/9780195181661.003.0015

In 1978, a number of prostitutes were murdered in the South Florida area. The police interviewed Jerry Townsend, a mentally weak drifter, four times, during which he admitted to many of the crimes. The tape recording of these interviews reveals the most blatant case of police interrogation imaginable.

Keywords:   tape manipulation, interruption, inaccurate restatements, scripting, murder

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