Verbal abuse

日期:2019-03-07 10:12:02 作者:苏遢 阅读:

By Adrian Cho IF YOU’RE ever arrested in the US, remember that what you say may not be as important as how you say it. When the police arrest you in the States, they must tell you at the outset that you have the right to say nothing unless a lawyer is present. So why do so many suspects end up confessing to a crime without ever seeing a lawyer? Because the police and the courts use a rigid interpretation of language to ignore obvious requests, says Janet Ainsworth, linguist and lawyer at Seattle University. Once they have been arrested,