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Cultural considerations in the criminal law: the sentencing process.

@article{Boehnlein2005CulturalCI,
  title={Cultural considerations in the criminal law: the sentencing process.},
  author={J. Boehnlein and Michele N Schaefer and J. Bloom},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          335-41
        }
}
In forensic psychiatry, there is increasing recognition of the importance of culture and ethnicity in the criminal justice process as the population becomes more culturally diverse. However, there has been little consideration of the role of cultural factors in the trial process for criminal defendants, particularly in the sentencing phase of trial. Using a capital murder case study, this article explores the role of cultural forensic psychiatric consultation, focusing on the sentencing phase… Expand
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