TITLE

Best defense?

AUTHOR(S)
Bernstein, A.
PUB. DATE
February 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;2/3/92, Vol. 112 Issue 4, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the court case of a 17-year-old girl killing another teenager for her leather coat in Milwaukee. This week, a judge will hear what the girl's lawyer calls the `cultural psychosis' defense, linking the accused's state of mind to her inner-city upbringing. Whether or not the approach will be accepted; Abbe Lowell, a criminal attorney in Washington, D.C., is doubtful.
ACCESSION #
9202032371

 

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