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Deaf Defendants and the Legal System

Deaf Defendants and the Legal System

Book Title

Intersections of the Legal System and the Deaf Community

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Abstract/Excerpt/Description

[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.

Keywords

Deaf, Legal, Deaf defendants, Deaf evaluations, Deaf forensic, Deaf court

DOI

10.1007/978-3-031-28100-6_3

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

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