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Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense

by Linda Friedman Ramirez

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Published by JurisNet, LLC .
Written in English

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  • Reference / Law

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    Second Edition

    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages774
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12244526M
    ISBN 101578232244
    ISBN 109781578232246

      ABA Conference: Stranger in a Strange Land: Cross Cultural Issues in the Courts “Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense” Book Signing Professor Renteln will be signing copies of her award-winning book, The Cultural Defense, following the program. Copies of the book . The idea of a cultural defense in criminal law is often ridiculed. To allow someone charged with a crime to say “this is my culture” as an excuse seems to open the door to cultural relativism, to jeopardize the protection of fundamental rights, and to undermine norms of individual responsibility. Yet many scholars insist that cultural evidence is essential for the fair operation of the.

    Cultural Factors and the Criminal Law. In an early paper, Bloom and Rogers 5 focused on the legal basis for forensic psychiatry within the criminal justice system. They attributed part of the viability of forensic psychiatry to the fact that the law calls for psychiatric diagnosis and opinion at various stages within the criminal justice process. The judge concluded that because of his cultural differences, the tradition of honor killing in his culture, a defense of provocation was allowed. Germany. In , the Federal Court of Justice of Germany (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) changed longstanding case law that permitted the cultural defense to be used to reduce murder to manslaughter.

      American legal scholars have debated for some time the need for a cultural defense in criminal proceedings where minority cultural information seems perti nent to a finding of criminal responsibility in situations where a minority cultural defendant has violated a valid criminal statute. This work presents a systematic analysis of this issue. Law, Cultural Diversity, and Criminal Defense 1st Edition. Craig L. Carr, Lisa Johnson Aug American legal scholars have debated for some time the need for a cultural defense in criminal proceedings where minority cultural information seems perti nent to a finding of criminal responsibility in situations where a minority cultural defendant has violated a valid criminal statute.


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Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense is an indispensable book for the criminal defense lawyer representing people from other cultures, nationalities or ethnic backgrounds. cultural barriers to communication, the need for qualified interpreters, unique Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues, cultural defenses, issues involving Native Americans.

Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense is the one and only complete reference guide to one of the most challenging and topical subjects in contemporary criminal law. Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense is an indispensable book for the criminal defense lawyer representing people from other cultures, nationalities or ethnic s defending these individuals face a host of.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Revised edition of: Cultural issues in criminal defense / Linda Friedman Ramirez.

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The way in which criminal justice systems deal with such cases, and more in general with cultural factors, varies greatly.

Different instruments have been proposed to allow the consideration of cultural elements within criminal proceedings among which (in common law countries) is the formalization of an autonomous “cultural defense.”Author: Clara Rigoni.

American legal scholars have debated for some time the need for a cultural defense in criminal proceedings where minority cultural information seems perti nent to a finding of criminal responsibility in situations where a minority cultural defendant has violated a valid criminal statute.

This work presents a systematic analysis of this issue. By: Jinghui Vivien Wang. Due to the massive influx of immigrants, particularly from Asia and the Middle East to the United States, the criminal justice system has been facing a dilemma.

The “cultural defense” is the claim that courts should consider relevant features of an immigrant defendant’s cultural background when ascertaining guilt or determining the appropriate penalties. This chapter situates issues of cultural defenses within a broader theory about conflicts of value between minorities and the majority.

It highlights the many ways that the criminal law rests not just on universal principles, but also upon the particularistic cultural understandings of the dominant group.

Against this background, a partial cultural defense can play a valuable role. The first book-length study of the topic, The Cultural Defense provides a comprehensive overview of the debate surrounding the admissibility of cultural evidence in the courtroom.

Documenting an extraordinary range of cases in which individuals have attempted to invoke a cultural defense, this book provides an in-depth look at the complexities Reviews: 5. Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense - Fourth Edition. Price: $ Ama N.

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That was the first in what has become the Philadelphia Legal Series. The third book in that series, A Killers Alibi debuted earlier this year.4/5(K). Get print book. No eBook available. ; Barnes&; Go to Google Play Now» Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense. Linda Friedman Ramirez, James G. Connell, Rene L.

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Other. Outstanding criminal defense examines more than just the statutory elements of a crime. The circumstances of how a criminal charge was brought upon an individual and the cultural issues surrounding it can have a huge impact on whether the requisite criminal intent was formed.

For example, a person is charged with bribery. For instance, Renteln has reviewed a large number of cultural defense criminal and civil cases in order to examine the nature of the debate surrounding the admissibility of cultural evidence. (38) Her study, however, was not based on a scientific sampling of the cases, nor did it systematically examine the judicial decisions in those cases.

She observed that although the cultural defence has been widely discussed with reference to criminal cases, its implications for civil litigation are still widely underestimated. Nonetheless, many civil law issues are strongly interdependent with the protection of human rights.

In this light, one of the most. Is there room in modern legal systems for a cultural defense. In this remarkable book, Alison Dundes Renteln amasses hundreds of cases from the U.S.

and around the world in which cultural issues take center stage-from the mundane to the bizarre, from drugs to death. Contemporary Cultural Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice Essays Words 5 Pages Cultural diversity can be defined as the cultural differences that exist between people such as, language, traditions, and the religious beliefs along with the way society carries itself.

Tamar Tomer-Fishman, Cultural Defense, Cultural Offense, or No Culture at All: An Empirical Examination of Israeli Judicial Decisions in Cultural Conflict Criminal Cases and of the Factors Affecting Them, J.

Crim. & Criminology (). Multicultural Issues in the Criminal Justice System is the only book to completely address diversity issues for every aspect of the criminal justice system.

This book seeks to define and characterize the dynamics of cross-cultural interaction and to provide an explanation of the circumstances that have brought American criminal justice into the 21st s: 3.

Culture Diversity in Criminal Justice Culture diversity is one of the many issues facing the criminal justice department, including police departments. Culture diversity is important to get over because of the cultural and religious differences it brings.

Socializing and studying cultural diversity brings about a. A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders.Multicultural Issues in the Criminal Justice System is the only text to completely address diversity issues for every aspect of the criminal justice system.

It seeks to define and characterize the dynamics of cross-cultural interaction and to provide an explanation of the circumstances that have brought American criminal justice into the 21st.suggested that the courts adopt a formal cultural defense within the substantive criminal law.

Note, The Cultural Defense in the Criminal Law, 99 HARV. L. REV.(). The author points out that "America's commitment to the ideals of individualized justice and cul-tural pluralism justifies the recognition of the cultural defense.".