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dc.creatorGreen, Egan K.
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Rural Criminology, v3, n1 (June, 2016), p. 50-67en_US
dc.description.abstractThe distillation, distribution and use of illicit alcohol have historically been widely accepted in many rural communities. A conflict has long existed between this community acceptance and the law. As a result, agents attempting to enforce alcohol violations pertaining to moonshine have historically been frustrated by their inability to gather posses, find witnesses and win convictions in court. This article uses data collected from qualitative interviews to examine how this social acceptance of illegal behavior has contributed to this frustration and demonstrates how cultural conflict explains why prosecutors decline to prosecute defendants for criminal offenses, an act commonly referred to in legal circles as nolle prosequi decisions, as well as examples of jury nullification.en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Librariesen_US
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright ownership of this article. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the author.en_US
dc.subjectnolle prosequien_US
dc.subjectillicit alcoholen_US
dc.subjectconflict theoryen_US
dc.subjectcommunity acceptanceen_US
dc.titleCulture Conflict Between Moonshiners and the Government: An Explanation of Jury Nullification and Nolle Prosequi in Illicit Alcohol Offenses in Rural Communitiesen_US

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