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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 16: From Refugee to Deportee: How U.S. Immigration Law Failed the Cambodian Community
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1975. The victory of the Khmer Rouge over the ruling Cambodian government ultimately created an unprecedented migration of Cambodian refugees to other parts of the world. For 4 years, the Khmer Rouge brutally corralled the entire population of Cambodia into rural labor camps, emptying all of the cities and attempting to eradicate all traces of education, skill, and culture. Nearly a third of the country's population died during this time. With the Vietnamese invasion in 1979, thousands of Cambodians fled across the border to Thailand. Many spent ...