Public Policy Center, University of Nebraska


Date of this Version

October 1997


Published in Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Vol. 15 (1997), pp. 321-328. Copyright © 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Used by permission.


Behavioral-science-and-law scholarship suffers from the lack of many activities examining issues from a comparative or cross-cultural perspective. Although U.S. contributions tend to be the most insular, the problem applies to virtually all behavioral-science-and-law endeavors. This special perspective examines the trend in behavioral-science-and-law scholarship) presents data to support the allegation that there are few comparative/cross-cultural contributions) offers explanations for the situation, and advocates for the introduction of more comparative/cross-cultural efforts in the future.

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