Deaf Defendants and the Legal System
Intersections of the Legal System and the Deaf Community
[Chapter Abstract] The legal system can be a confusing and challenging experience for the Deaf defendant. Very often Deaf defendants may be deprived of their civil and due process rights due to communication and language differences. In addition, evaluations by forensic psychologists for legal purposes can often be misleading and lead to erroneous conclusions and opinions by unaware examiners. Issues like criminal responsibility and competency may need to be viewed through linguistic and cultural perspectives and how they may affect the outcomes of such evaluations.
Deaf, Legal, Deaf defendants, Deaf evaluations, Deaf forensic, Deaf court
Feldman, D. M.,
Silvasi, P. M.,
(2023). Deaf Defendants and the Legal System. Intersections of the Legal System and the Deaf Community.
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