- 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 18: The Challenge of Cultural Competence: An Introduction to Working with American Muslims and Their Families
The last several years have witnessed an increased interest in Muslims and their families in the United States. Although Muslims in the United States have a long, complex history, they have only come to the foreground of public attention due to recent political events. Despite a certain amount of media notoriety, there has been scant research on American Muslims and their families. This lack of information leads to biases and assumptions that may influence the delivery and the types of services available to American Muslims. Most important, it obscures the fact that this is ...