- Subject index
Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law is the only book to provide summaries and analyses of culturally competent psychological and social services encountered within the U.S. legal arena. The book is broad in scope and covers the knowledge and practice crucial in providing comprehensive services to ethnic, racial, and cultural minorities. Topics include the importance of race relations, psychological testing and evaluation, racial “profiling,” disparities in death penalty conviction, immigration and domestic violence, asylum seekers, deportations and civil rights, juvenile justice, cross-cultural lawyering, and cultural competency in the administration of justice.
Chapter 12: Assessment of Asylum Seekers
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) currently cares for an estimated 12 million refugees as well as an additional 7.7 million persons of concern.1 Fleeing persecution, sometimes including physical and/or mental torture, refugees and refugee-like populations have become an international issue concerning many countries of the world. Individuals and communities are being devastated and uprooted, often due to military dictatorships, civil wars, failed or inadequate development policies, and/or conflicts arising from economic, ethnic, racial, religious, and/or political tensions. Already in a fragile state from what may be years of persecution, a refugee may continue to endure further trauma in the country that he or she hoped would grant safety and comfort. Many do ...