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Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Wendie Ellen Schneider
Format
Book; Computer Resource; Manuscript/Archive; Online; EBook
Published
London : Knowledge Unlatched, c2016.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2016.
Language
English
Variant Title
Engines of Truth, Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom
ISBN
9780300125665 (print-ISBN)
Abstract
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, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Drawing on a broad array of archival research, Wendie Schneider chronicles this period of experimentation and how its innovations-particularly cross-examination-shaped contemporary trial procedure. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.
Description
1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations, figures, tables.
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Other Forms
Also issued in print and PDF version.
Terms of Use
CC BY-NC-ND.
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