Forensic Linguistics Institute


Founded 1994


Forensic Linguistics Tour

Forensic Linguists, like all forensic scientists, are commissioned by both prosecution and defence. One area of concern - mostly from historic cases - is that of "verballing", the practice of fabricating what a suspect said. Here the judge at the WA Royal Commission summarizes the techniques used to make the 'verbal' more plausible (L5 is the pseudonym given by the judge to a police officer witness). The Institute has worked on a number of cases of verballing in the past, and continues to do so.

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