Monday, June 6, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3582: Brock Turner's Dad Draws Outrage of "20 Minutes of Action" - Lack of Empathy and No Remorse - Body Language (PHOTOS)

This is Brock Turner and his father Dan Turner. Brock Turner was Stanford University student and swimmer who raped an incapacitated, intoxicated, fully unconscious woman behind a dumpster on January 18, 2015. Two men caught him in the act and chased him down. They held him there until the police arrived.

Brock Turner was convicted of three sexual assault charges although he was initially charged with five different felonies: one count of raping an intoxicated person, one count of raping an unconscious person, one count of assault while attempting to commit rape as well as two counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object.

The maximum sentence he could have received was 14 years. Prosecutors recommended that he receive a six-year prison sentence - however Judge Aaron Persky gave him a 6 month sentence after saying, "A [longer] prison sentence would have a severe impact on him" and that "I think he will not be a danger to others".

In a letter to the Court, Dan Turner said his son Brock, “has never been violent to anyone including his actions on the night of January 17th 2015,” as well as, "That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life."

In the image above we can see the younger Turner with his eyelids opened wider than baseline, nostrils flared, his lips slightly pursed, his mid-face tightened - indicative of fear. And although this is a still image, the blurriness of his Adam's apple suggests movement and a hard swallow consistent with fear's dry mouth and throat.

Dan Turner has his head and neck rotated towards his son with his right eyebrow and forehead raised while his left brow and forehead are lowered. This nonverbal cluster indicates disbelief and incredulity.

Neither man in this image displays any nonverbal signs of empathy or remorse.

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