Special Issue: Cultural Expert Witnessing Vol: 74

Austin Sarat
Amherst College, USA

Product Details
29 Jan 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
200 pages - 152 x 229mm
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society provides a vehicle for the publication of scholarly articles within the broad parameters of interdisciplinary legal scholarship. In this latest edition of this highly successful research series, chapters examine a diverse range of legal issues and their impact on and intersections with society. This volume is a collection of chapters exploring expert witnessing in Asylum Cases. Topics covered include: judicial ethnocentrism, political asylum, race identity and cultural defense. This volume brings together leading scholars and will be vital reading for all those researching in this subject area.
Introduction; Leila Rodriguez 
1. Expert Witnessing in Honduran Asylum Cases: What Difference Can Twenty Years Make?; James Phillips 
2. Judicial Ethnocentrism vs Expert Witnesses in Asylum Cases; Murray J. Leaf  
3. Guilt, Innocence, Informant; Jeffrey Cohen and Lexine Trask 
4. Traversing Boundaries: Anthropology, Political Asylum and The Provision of Expert Witness; Kathleen Gallagher 
5. Proving "Race" Identity of Chinese Indonesian Asylum Seekers; ChorSwang Ngin 
6. State Your Case: Best Practices for Presenting a Cultural Defense in Criminal Litigation; Heather Crabbe, Esq.
Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College, USA. He is also a Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor. He has written, co-written, or edited more than fifty books in the fields of law and political science.

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