By Alison Dundes Renteln
In what methods and to what volume should still cultural historical past be considered based on felony difficulties? the 1st book-length examine of the subject, The Cultural Defense presents a entire review of the talk surrounding the admissibility of cultural proof within the court docket. Documenting a unprecedented variety of circumstances during which participants have tried to invoke a cultural safeguard, this publication offers an in-depth examine the complexities of invoking cultural arguments within the assorted our bodies of legislations less than which the instances fall. situations thought of comprise murder and rape prosecutions, baby abuse situations, drug use instances, the therapy of animals, and custody battles. Disputing present practices, Renteln contends that the cultural safety should still, in either legal and civil issues, accept formal recognition.