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December 2010 , Page 59 

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Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense (3rd Edition)

Linda Friedman Ramirez, Editor
Juris Publishing (2010)
Reviewed by Mark P. Rankin

In recent years, many more of our clients are citizens of other countries or, although American citizens, part of a foreign culture within our borders. Illegal immigration has been at the forefront of political and legal movements, resulting in more prosecutions of Mexicans and others for illegal entry offenses. And in the past decade the government has expanded its “War on Drugs” to include the frequent arrest of Central and South Americans who are captured in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. As a result, it is more important than ever for defense counsel to have the expertise and tools necessary to represent clients who speak another language, are citizens of another nation, or otherwise present cultural issues within the framework of their criminal cases.

In Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense, editor Linda Friedman Ramirez has assemb

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