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Who killed Leigh Leigh Is a non-fiction text written by criminologist Kerry Carrington The text explore many unanswered question regarding the rape and murder of 14 year old Leigh Leigh that occurred on the third of November 1989 at a beach party in the small Industrial suburb of Stockton in Newcastle At the beginning of the text Carrington states her purpose for which she wrote the book as that her mission was to underscored by a passion that a system which had failed not only her Robyn Leigh daughter but so many others be exposed and brought to account pg xiii by do this she does not only disputed the legal system but also raises other issues of gender mateship social standards underage drinking parental responsibilities and even questioned the societies attitudes toward rape Carrington positioned us to view these issues and feel morally out raged shocked and appalled through the functions of non-fiction that include persuasive techniques use of language the structure of the text and selection of detail This Text is a carefully and thoughtfully researched study not merely of a horrific crime but of the culture and sub-cultures that lay behind it Carrington writes of Stockton as being working class and economical and socially unstable she describes it from the beginning as a small-town of rumour and innuendo pg xvi which immediately position us to distrust the evidence given by the people in the town through out the book The first chapter of part one titled The Community portrays Newcastle as a hardcore patriarchal society in which women are only there for men this personally I found very disturbing as even when I read on there was nothing to suggest to me that the women here wanted to change this and the formal language of the text which described home-making being womens primary role pg 9 made it out to seem like the women here were happy to be used
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