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By Sol Azuelos-Atias

A practical research of criminal Proofs of felony cause is an in depth research of proofs of felony purpose in Israeli courtrooms. The e-book analyses linguistic, pragmatic, interpretative and argumentative techniques utilized by Israeli attorneys and judges for you to study the defendant’s goal. There might be without doubt that this topic is priceless of an intensive research. A person’s goal is a mental phenomenon and for this reason, until the defendant chooses to admit his cause, it can't be confirmed without delay – both by means of proof or via witnesses’ stories. The defendant’s goal has to be inferred frequently from the final conditions of the case; verbal and situational contexts, cultural and ideological assumptions and implicatures might be taken under consideration. The linguistic research of those inferences offered this is inevitably entire: it calls for attention of numerous theoretical frameworks together with speech act concept, discourse research, argumentation thought, polyphony concept and textual content linguistics.

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Causal expressions are used, in legal discourse, at two levels: at the level of the occurrence, they describe relations between events, actions and intentions, and at the level of the interpretation they are used to establish relations between concrete occurrences and legal principles. At the level of the occurrence causal conjunctions are used to express relations of objective physical induction: relations of the kind explored by science. At the level of interpretation, on the other hand, the speakers evaluate the event (as criminal or legitimate) and its seriousness (in terms of jail time).

Causal expressions are used, in legal discourse, at two levels: at the level of the occurrence, they describe relations between events, actions and intentions, and at the level of the interpretation they are used to establish relations between concrete occurrences and legal principles. At the level of the occurrence causal conjunctions are used to express relations of objective physical induction: relations of the kind explored by science. At the level of interpretation, on the other hand, the speakers evaluate the event (as criminal or legitimate) and its seriousness (in terms of jail time).

1 above. In what concerns the analysis of the different functions of a character in the story according to the pragmatic considerations motivating the narrator of the story, see for instance LiebesPlesner (1984); Mautner (1998); Bogosh and Don-Yihie (1999). For the discussion on different and even contradictory patterns and the description of the judge’s relation to the characters of the accused and the victim in penal cases, see Chapter 4 below. 61. On the procedure in a rape trial, for example, the competition between the parties on the pattern of the significance given to the events and on the understanding that the narrative of an event is not a simple reconstruction, but a creation, see Bogosh and Don-Yihie (1999: 228– 256).

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