HOW DOES COMMUNICATION SHAPE CRIMINAL JUSTICE?
Funded by the National Science Foundation Programs in Cultural Anthropology and Law and Social Sciences, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the University of South Carolina, this project examines debates surrounding evidence and data management; body-worn and dashboard camera surveillance; escalation and de-escalation; and communication across the criminal justice system. As linguistic anthropologists we employ ethnographic and linguistic analyses and methods to study "communication" in the context of criminal justice, defined here as encompassing 1) verbal and non-verbal (multi-modal) interactions; 2) ideologies informing the interpretation and use of evidential forms; and 3) the production and circulation of evidence in and through discourse.
Left to Right: Hyemin Lee (Graduate Research Assistant), Sonia Das (PI),
Sherina Feliciano-Santos (PI), Amber Domingue (Graduate Research Assistant)