ERIC Number: EJ420154
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Describing Trouble: Practical Epistemology in Citizen Calls to the Police.
Whalen, Marilyn R.; Zimmerman, Don H.
Language in Society, v19 n4 p465-92 Dec 1990
Examines the way citizens' descriptions of troublesome occurrences in reports to emergency dispatch personnel are vulnerable to suspicion and doubt. The vulnerability of description in these cases involves caller's categorization of, visual or aural access to, and involvement in the reported "trouble." (47 references) (GLR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A