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Title: Signs of Crime
Subtitle: Introducing Forensic Semiotics
Written By: Marcel Danesi
Series Title: Mouton Textbook

This book will introduce the field of forensic semiotics as a tool for understanding crime and criminality. It will focus on how symbolism, ritual, and other sign-based activities play a crucial role in the constitution of criminal organizations and often in the enactment of individual crimes. It will present semiotic notions, methods, and techniques that can be applied to forensic science, such as the role of ritual and slang in criminal gangs.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781614515524
Pages: 180
Prices: Europe EURO 29.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781614513162
Pages: 180
Prices: Europe EURO 300.00