Nonverbal Communication and Global Discourse Analysis: Report of the Application and its Results in the Context of Criminal Investigation

Authors

  • Mônica Azzariti
  • Rui Mateus Joaquim

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17063/bjfs4(4)y2015458

Keywords:

Forensic linguistics, Forensic psychology, Utterance, Discourse analysis, Nonverbal behavior

Abstract

This article consists of two analysis of an oral testimony conducted in police headquarters, of a case involving a childs murder. This case, of great repercussion in Brazil, has become a major challenge for the authorities, which led to the request of analysis involved aspects of verbal and nonverbal communication. They were performed separately by professionals from different areas. Such analysis, when confronted, brings convergent evidence, and corroborates the findings obtained by the two methods, the result indicates a reliable way of using communicative analysis in the context of statements. Finally, we intend to describe the used methodology and the theoretical resources on which professionals involved in the case are based on.

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Published

2015-09-30

How to Cite

Mônica Azzariti, & Rui Mateus Joaquim. (2015). Nonverbal Communication and Global Discourse Analysis: Report of the Application and its Results in the Context of Criminal Investigation. Brazilian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Medical Law and Bioethics, 4(4), 458–471. https://doi.org/10.17063/bjfs4(4)y2015458

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