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The Resource Law and lies : deception and truth-telling in the American legal system, edited by Austin Sarat

Law and lies : deception and truth-telling in the American legal system, edited by Austin Sarat

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Law and lies : deception and truth-telling in the American legal system
Title
Law and lies
Title remainder
deception and truth-telling in the American legal system
Statement of responsibility
edited by Austin Sarat
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Law has a strangely complicated relationship to deception. Though it sometimes takes a hard line on behalf of truth - 'the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' - competing values often cause law to look the other way. How and why is lying alternately accepted, condemned, or prosecuted? What are the government's interests in allowing or disallowing lying? Law and Lies is the first book to thematically address the role of lying in the American legal system. Undercover police agents are permitted to lie in the name of catching criminals, and government officials are permitted to lie in service of national security. In the case of the military's 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy, lying was not only permitted, but actively encouraged. A range of illuminating case studies reveal that the government's tolerance of deception is rarely as simple as the 'whole truth'"--
  • "Deception and Truth-Telling in the American Legal System Law has a strangely complicated relationship to deception. Though it sometimes takes a hard line on behalf of truth - "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth," - competing values often cause law to look the other way. How and why is lying alternately accepted, condemned, or prosecuted? What are the government's interests in allowing or disallowing lying? Law and Lies is the first book to thematically address the role of lying in the American legal system. Undercover police agents are permitted to lie in the name of catching criminals, and government officials are permitted to lie in service of national security. In the case of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, lying was not only permitted, but actively encouraged. A range of illuminating case studies reveal that the government's tolerance of deception is rarely as simple as the "whole truth.""--
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Literary form
non fiction
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Sarat, Austin
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  • Deception
  • Fraud
  • Torts
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Deception
  • Fraud
  • Torts
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • United States
Label
Law and lies : deception and truth-telling in the American legal system, edited by Austin Sarat
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 331 pages
Isbn
9781107108783
Lccn
2015014021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907133113
Label
Law and lies : deception and truth-telling in the American legal system, edited by Austin Sarat
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 331 pages
Isbn
9781107108783
Lccn
2015014021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907133113

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