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More Wordcrime: Solving Crime With Linguistics

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Murders, cover-ups, infidelities, financial and political skulduggery: Dr. John Olsson has seen it all in his decades as one of the world's top forensic linguists specialising in authorship.

Working on cases that range from accusations of genocide to domestic disputes gone bad to allegations of university plagiarism, Olsson turns the same tools to the task – the power,
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 23rd 2018 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Not as good at the first one - the author has become very interested in politics, and uses this opportunity to make many ethical and political points that aren’t really relevant to the narrative. Still, who am I kidding? As soon as ‘Yet More Wordcrime’ comes out I’ll read it straight away.
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Dr. John Olsson is an internationally recognized forensic linguist whose work has led him to give evidence in court rooms around the world, including in the USA, Australia, Canada and Singapore, in addition to courts in the UK. His main specialty is the authorship of anonymous documents, such as hoax letters, product contamination threats and kidnap and other ransom demands. In addition, he is an ...more