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Author Lee, Bri, author

Title Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back / Bri Lee
Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018
Crows Nest NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018
©2018

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Description 358 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary 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
Analysis Australian
Audience General
Subject Lee, Bri
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Australia -- Biography.
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography.
Authors, Australian -- 21st century -- Biography.
Children of police -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography.
Lawyers -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography.
Lawyers -- Australia -- Queensland.
Sexual abuse victims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia -- Queensland.
Sexual abuse victims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia.
Victims of crimes -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia -- Queensland.
Victims of crimes -- Australia -- Biography.
Victims of crimes -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography.
Women lawyers -- Australia -- Biography.
Women lawyers -- Australia -- Queensland -- Biography.
Lawyers -- Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781760295776 (paperback)