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Overcoming Language Barriers in the Criminal Justice System
Geographic patterns of immigration have changed dramatically in the United States over the past decade. In the past, most new immigrants settled in either large cities or agricultural communities, where they were able to find steady work. But in recent years, newcomers have made their home in myriad communities across the country—in urban, suburban, and rural areas alike. In many of these places, local criminal justice agencies are ill-equipped to communicate with people who do not speak English well. As a result, incidents like the one described above— in which a language barrier impedes a basic criminal justice operation—have become increasingly common.
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Last Updated: 7/27/2020 3:17:11 PM
Keywords: Language Barriers, Solutions, Technology
 
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