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Audio and video reports. Doctor Harold Shipman is Britain's worst serial killer.

Audio and video reports

He murdered at least 215 of his patients. BBC NewsOnline brings you audio and video reports of his trial and conviction and the inquiry into how the killings went undiscovered for so long. The public inquiry looked at the deaths of 494 of Harold Shipman's patients over a 24 year period from 1974 to 1998. It concluded that he murdered 215 people and that there was a "real suspicion" about 45 more deaths. Britain's worst serial killer The BBC's Kevin Bocquet reports on the investigation into the trusted family doctor who committed murder time and time again without arousing suspicion. 56k Inquiry report Judge Dame Janet Smith presented the findings of the inquiry, saying Shipman caused "unimaginable grief and distress" 56k Family reaction Solicitor for the victims, Ann Alexander spoke at a news conference along with Peter Wagstaff who lost his mother and Jane Ashton Hibbert, whose grandmother was confirmed as one of Shipman's victims. 56k.

Language and power. Scenario Script Scene 1 Doctor is professionally dressed in a white coat, shirt, and tie and has a clipboard in hand and stethoscope draped over his neck.

Language and power

He is standing facing a patient, who is sitting on an examination table in the examination room wearing a patient gown. Doctor: Your blood pressure is still too high. Are you sure you are taking your medications as directed? Patient: Yes, doctor, I am... really... Doctor: Well, make sure that you do. Patient: Yes doctor. Scene 2 Doctor is sitting at a desktop across from a patient, who is sitting in a chair and wearing street clothes. Patient: Well, doctor, the truth is that medication makes me feel funny. Doctor: It’s one of the best and I use it for almost all my patients with high blood pressure. Patient: You mean you want me to take two medications every day? Language and power. Language and Power: Unequal Encounters by A Morton on Prezi. Agreement in the House of Lords? Not likely!

A vintage engraving from 1861 showing tumult in the House of Lords Anyone who has watched Question Time in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords of the British Parliament will know that there is a certain kind of institutional rudeness which is acceptable as part of the ritualized confrontational encounters that take place there.

Agreement in the House of Lords? Not likely!

It is the job of MPs and Members of the House of Lords to question government ministers on matters for which they are responsible. Disagreement is therefore part and parcel of this particular context and interaction. The Murder Trial - On Demand - All 4. Rhetoric. Rhetoric Rhetoric is the study of effective speaking and writing.


"That form of speaking which has the intention of making an impact upon, persuading, or influencing a public audience. " Rhetorical devices are frequently used consciously in advertising and in public speeches to create an effect. Rhetoric may be used to present a case in the most effective way, showing verbal dexterity. The danger of rhetoric, with its intention to persuade, is that the speaker may "stretch" the truth and effectively present a worthless or immoral cause. Examples of Rhetorical Devices Two basic principles of Socrates: 1. The principles of Cicero: The orator ... • must first hit upon what to say; • then manage and marshal his discoveries, not merely in an orderly fashion but with a discriminating eye for the exact weight of each argument; • next go on to array them in the adornments of style; • after that guard them in his memory; • and in the end deliver them with effect and charm.

" Nature of legal language. [This material may be used for educational or academic purposes if cited or referred to as: Peter Tiersma, The Nature of Legal Language, Back to One of the great paradoxes about the legal profession is that lawyers are, on the one hand, among the most eloquent users of the English language while, on the other, they are perhaps its most notorious abusers.

nature of legal language

Why is it that lawyers, who may excel in communicating with a jury, seem incapable of writing an ordinary, comprehensible English sentence in a contract, deed, or will? And what can we do about it? Consider, first, the eloquence of the legal profession. The criminal law is not founded in a principle of vengeance. A very different picture of the deterrent effect of punishment was painted by Clarence Darrow, another great legal orator. The O. J. Simpson Trial: Excerpts from the Trial Transcript. Kato Kaelin on the witness stand Prosecution Witnesses Sharon Gilbert, LAPD 911 Dispatcher (1/31/95) Ron Shipp, friend of O.

The O. J. Simpson Trial: Excerpts from the Trial Transcript

J. and Nicole on OJ's "dream" (2/1-2/95) Carl Colby, neighbor of NBS who saw OJ (2/3/95) Denise Brown, Nicole's sister on OJ's abuse (2/3 &2/6/95) Pablo Fenjves, heard mournful dog at 10:20 (2/7/95) Robert Riske, first LAPD officer at scene ((2/9 & 2/14/95) Mark Fuhrman, LAPD detective who found glove (3/9-10, 3/13-16/95) Philip Vannatter, LAPD detective in charge of Rockingham (3/21-23, 3/27-28/95) Jimmy Savile police interview in 2009 - full transcript. How Donald Trump Answers A Question.