Living with the decision that someone will die: Linguistic distance and empathy in jurors' death penalty decisions

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleLiving with the decision that someone will die: Linguistic distance and empathy in jurors' death penalty decisions Author(S)Robin Conley (Author)
Abstract  Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Texas death penalty trials, this article explores how language helps to make death penalty decisions possible—how specific communicative choices mediate and restrict jurors', attorneys', and judges' actions and experiences while serving and reflecting on capital trials. ...Paginationp 503-526
SubjectSociologyDescriptorsSociolinguistics
Journal TitleLanguage in Society  
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