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Coulthard, R. Malcolm. 1996. The official version: Audience manipulation in police records of interviews with suspects. In Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen-Rosa and R. Malcolm Coulthard, eds. Texts and Practices. Readings in Critical Discourse Analysis. Routledge. pp. 166–178.
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The fairness of trials can be prejudiced by lay misunderstandings about the nature of discourse, its mental processing and the methods for recording it. The newly formed International Association of Forensic Linguists thus has as one of its major aims, the informing of the legal profession on language matters.