Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts

Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts

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The occurrence in some criminal cases of "cultural defenses" on behalf of "minority" defendants has stirred much debate. This book is the first to illuminate how "cultural evidence" - i.e., "evidence" regarding ethnicity - is actually negotiated by attorneys, expert/lay witnesses, and defendants in criminal trials. Caroline Braunmühl demonstrates that this has occurred, overwhelmingly, in ways shaped by colonialist and patriarchal discourses common in the Western… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (March 29, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 294 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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