The society considered the brothers harmless. They kept long beards, disregarded personal hygiene and had few friends. After the arrest of Delbert, his cousins, neighbors and residents of the county joined in his defense. They all contributed to the $10,000 required as his bail.
Delbert, according to the society, was incapable of killing. The police coerced him to sign the confession form out of illiteracy. Delbert got acquitted for lack of evidence after many months. The case drew attention from media and Delbert had so many supporters.
Sociology of law is a science of how people behave in a society and the accepted legal norms in that society. The laws function is to establish norms of conduct that governs how individuals interact in a given society. Brothers Keeper film is about a society that found its identity after uniting to help one of its own. The film brings out the sociology of law when the society supports Delbert’s innocence. They refused intimidation from the legal law