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Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back / Bri Lee.

Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back / Bri Lee.
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Record Number 20149
ISBN 9781760295776
Location 305.42 LEE
Author Lee, Bri (author.).
Title Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back / Bri Lee.
Published Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2018.
Collation x, 358 pages ; 24 cm.
Content types text
Carrier type volume
Summary Note Eggshell skull: A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case. This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland-where justice can look very different, especially for women. The injustice Bri witnessed, mourned and raged over every day finally forced her to confront her own personal history, one she'd vowed never to tell. And this is how, after years of struggle, she found herself on the other side of the courtroom, telling her story. Bri Lee has written a fierce and eloquent memoir that addresses both her own reckoning with the past as well as with the stories around her, to speak the truth with wit, empathy and unflinching courage. Eggshell Skull is a haunting appraisal of modern Australia from a new and essential voice.
Target Audience Collection code: W - Women
Personal Name Lee, Bri
Topical Term Assertiveness (Psychology)
Assertiveness in women
Sexual abuse victims
Victims of crimes
Women lawyers -- Australia -- Biography
Geographic Name Queensland
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TF1286848 305.42 LEE
Women   . On Loan . 2 Aug 2021
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