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Author Schneider, Wendie Ellen, author.

Title Engines of truth : producing veracity in the Victorian courtroom / Wendie Ellen Schneider.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 265 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-258) and index.
Contents The rise and fall of perjury prosecutions -- The gentlemanly art of cross-examination -- Perjury and prevarication in British India -- The queen's proctor : an inquisitorial experiment -- Adultery, sex offenses, and the Criminal Evidence Act of 1898.
Summary 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."
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Procedure (Law) -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Cross-examination -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
LAW -- Legal History.
Cross-examination. (OCoLC)fst00884167
Procedure (Law) (OCoLC)fst01077984
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Indexed Term History
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Schneider, Wendie Ellen. Engines of truth 9780300125665 (OCoLC)929776763
ISBN 9780300216554 (electronic bk.)
0300216556 (electronic bk.)
9780300125665 (hardcover)
0300125666 (hardcover)
Standard No. 9780300125665

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