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The Deaf Community and Criminal Justice

Nickie Phillips

We we welcome Dr. Aviva Twersky-Glasner, assistant professor at Bridgewater State College.  She discusses challenges for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in dealing with the criminal justice system. References

Twersky-Glasner, A. (2006). The Miranda warning and deaf suspects: It isn’t always a matter of translation. Criminal Law Bulletin, 42(5).

Twersky-Glasner, A. (2006).  The cultural dissonance of deaf criminal offenders: Antecedents of linguistic and cultural dissonance.  Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice and Psychology, 1(1), 11-24.

Twersky-Glasner, A (2003). The ADA and Deaf Inmates.  The Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology 18(2), 32-4 (Reprinted in reprinted in: correctional counseling and treatment, Fifth Edition, 2005.  Author: Kratcoski, Peter C.  Waveland Press-Publishers).

Twersky Glasner, A & Sheridan, M, (2005). vocational, educational and psychological assessments of deaf inmates: the need for cultural awareness.  justice policy journal.

Understanding deafness socially / edited by Paul C. Higgins and Jeffrey E. Nash; Springfield, Ill., U.S.A.: Charles C. Thomas, 1987. (look on the left side of the page and click on “law enforcement”)