Credibility in Court: Communicative Practices in the Camorra Trials - Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 14 (Hardback)Marco Jacquemet (author)
Hardback 340 Pages / Published: 17/10/1996
- We can order this
The Camorra criminal trials, held in Naples, involved more than a thousand people charged with belonging to a criminal organisation, the Nuova Camorra Organizzata (NCO). In the winter of 1982-3 the NCO suffered the desertion of some of its key men who, once arrested, broke the code of silence (omert...), turned against their former associates, and collaborated with the Justice Department. In the initial set of trials their testimony was found sufficiently reliable and convincing to determine the convictions of more than 800 defendants, but in the appeal their credibility was destroyed and the majority of people convicted solely on these witnesses' testimony were acquitted. This study documents the shifting relationship between these witnesses - called pentiti - and the Justice Department. To investigate this dramatic reversal of the defendants' convictions Marco Jacquemet combines analysis of talk and power technologies with a reflection on truth and credibility as communicative representations.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
You may also be interested in...
£29.99Mixed media product
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at