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Plausible Crime Stories

Plausible Crime Stories
The Legal History of Sexual Offences in Mandate Palestine

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  • Author: Orna Alyagon Darr, Sapir Academic College, Israel and Ono Academic College, Israel
  • Publication planned for: December 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108497237

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  • Plausible Crime Stories is not only the first in-depth study of the history of sex offences in Mandate Palestine but it also pioneers an approach to the historical study of criminal law and proof that focuses on plausibility. Doctrinal rules of evidence only partially explain which crime stories make sense while others fail to convince. Since plausibility is predicated on commonly held systems of belief, it not only provides a key to the meanings individual social players ascribe to the law but also yields insight into communal perceptions of the legal system, self-identity, the essence of normality and deviance and notions of gender, morality, nationality, ethnicity, age, religion and other cultural institutions. Using archival materials, including documents relating to 147 criminal court cases, this socio-legal study of plausibility opens a window onto a broad societal view of past beliefs, dispositions, mentalities, tensions, emotions, boundaries and hierarchies.

    • Presents the first in-depth study of the history of sex offences in Mandate Palestine and examines the issue of plausibility in a specific socio-cultural setting
    • Offers an innovative approach to the historical study of criminal law and evidence in relation to plausibility
    • Utilises archival materials and court case documents to examine judicial proceedings and explore the role cultural categories such as age, gender or nationality play in the process of proof
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    Advance praise: 'This remarkable book, by one of Israel's leading legal historians, explores the fascinating history of sex crimes in mandatory Palestine. Innovative and theoretically sophisticated, it is a must-read for historians of law, but also for anyone interested in the social and cultural context in which the law of evidence, and criminal law, are embedded.' Assaf Likhovski, Tel Aviv University

    Advance praise: 'Darr's masterful study of evidence law in Mandate Palestine decouples absolute truth from knowledge derived through its social context. With keen awareness of the differences among British colonials and Arab and Jewish subjects, she shows how sexual offenses pose particular challenges to courts. What we consider fact is often simply a legal presumption.' Steven Wilf, University of Connecticut

    Advance praise: 'This is a deft historical case study of the law in action in a colonial context with broad significance. Based on court records relating to sexual offences during the British Mandate in Palestine, Darr examines colonial and local attitudes to sex and its regulation in a multicultural situation and shows that whether evidence and narratives are accepted as plausible is intimately related to the local political, social and religious context.' William Twining, University College London

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    • Publication planned for: December 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108497237
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2018
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. Legal background
    2. Cultural narratives underlying proof: male-to-male offences
    3. Plausibility of children's testimonies: narrator's identity
    4. Plausibility and ethnicity: audience-narrator nexus
    5. Plausible emotions
    6. Corroboration: plausibility embedded in evidentiary standards
    7. Implausible counter-narratives
    Conclusion
    List of legal cases
    Appendix: relevant criminal legislation
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Orna Alyagon Darr, Sapir Academic College, Israel and Ono Academic College, Israel
    Orna Alyagon Darr is a Senior Lecturer at the law schools of Sapir Academic College and Ono Academic College. She is the author of Marks of an Absolute Witch: Evidentiary Dilemmas in Early Modern England (2011). Her work explores evidence law, criminal law and criminal procedure in their cultural, social and historical context, and her articles have been published in leading academic journals such as Law and History Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Continuity and Change and Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities.

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