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Understanding Deaf Culture, the Deaf Community, and American Sign Language in a Criminal Justice and Legal Context

Understanding Deaf Culture, the Deaf Community, and American Sign Language in a Criminal Justice and Legal Context

Book Title

Intersections of the Legal System and the Deaf Community

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Document Type

Article

Abstract/Excerpt/Description

[Chapter Abstract] Because culture and language often play such a crucial role in both the individual’s understanding of the world around them and their interactions with that world, it is important to recognize how various systems interact with individuals from a particular background or community. For some, these systems include interactions with law enforcement, legal settings, and correctional institutions and are crucial as they will often have life-changing outcomes for the individual. Failure to successfully understand and navigate these systems will likely impact such things as the individual due process, justice, and freedom. Law enforcement, the legal system, and correctional institutions have traditionally been established with little or no thought toward, or understanding of, the cultural and linguistic issues that will affect the deaf suspect, defendant, or inmate trying to comprehend and function within these environments.

Keywords

Deaf, Law, Criminal justice, Forensic, Law enforcement, Legal system, Correctional system

DOI

10.1007/978-3-031-28100-6_1

ISBN

978-3-031-28100-6

Publication Date

5-16-2023

Publisher

Springer, Cham

Disciplines

Psychology

Comments

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSBC)

© 2023 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Understanding Deaf Culture, the Deaf Community, and American Sign Language in a Criminal Justice and Legal Context
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