An apt analogy to keep in mind is that learning about a specific model of car is helped by referencing the operator’s manual, but reading and even memorizing that manual doesn’t replace learning how to drive a car.
To read Scripture well, we must read ourselves and our culture well.
But charges against the parents were dropped after investigators determined the couple was acting according to the cultural norms with which they were familiar. Tangs parents were doing what they believed was right to help their son, but did not understand the repercussions of such behavior under Iowa law, Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness said in a statement at the time.
Lyness still pursued charges against Tang, who agreed to a plea deal this week that could send him to prison for up to 17 years.
Ive certainly had victims tell me this is acceptable in my country, to which I will point out that no one likes to be beaten. Justice differences The United States criminal justice system is unique from those in most other countries, including nations in Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Latin America, said John C.
Reitz, a UI law professor who researches international and comparative law.
Cultural differences in criminal justice systems also can affect victims, Lyness said.