Often the police in Yreka would follow Indian kids. Some cultural defenses have the same potential as the black rage defense to educate us about racism.
Some of the reporters covering the trial began to say that the times were too conservative to allow an acquittal for the killing of a policeman. Contemporary controversies demonstrate that the connections between culture and crime are regularly crafted out of social inequality.
Hooty then took the stand. The many contemporary confluences of cultural and criminal dynamics force us to reconsider traditionally discrete categories of "culture" and "crime" in our research and analysis. After eleven years in prison, Hooty was getting one last chance to win his freedom.
On the basis of a series of casual photographs that Sturges had taken of friends while on a nude beach in France, federal prosecutors accused both men of involvement with child pornography.
The cross-examination focused on his testimony at the earlier trial, in which he had said he could not remember what happened because he had been drinking. The defense team felt that the jury would be able to empathize with Hooty and understand why he had lied at the first trial.
As earlier researchers have found, subtleties of collective style define the meaning of crime and [End page 26] deviance for subcultural participants, agents of legal control, consumers of mediated crime images, and others.
They have never trusted lawyers; they have never trusted judges. This is what the evidence will be.