9781107108783-1107108780-Law and Lies: Deception and Truth-Telling in the American Legal System

Law and Lies: Deception and Truth-Telling in the American Legal System

ISBN-13: 9781107108783
ISBN-10: 1107108780
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 344 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107108783
ISBN-10: 1107108780
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 344 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Law and Lies: Deception and Truth-Telling in the American Legal System comprising 344 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107108780 and 9781107108783. Since then Law and Lies: Deception and Truth-Telling in the American Legal System textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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