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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 19: Unaccompanied Children in the United States: Legal and Psychological Considerations
A young unaccompanied child falls out of the hands of organized criminals and into the arms of the law when he is arrested and taken to court accused of a crime. He is physically injured, suffering from a fever, and unable to answer the judge's questions. The well-meaning officer escorting the child offers “the usual answers” for him because he is barely conscious, and the judge accepts these into the record. The child is otherwise unassisted and unrepresented. Though even the victim isn't sure that the boy is guilty, and there are no witnesses to testify one way or the other, the judge ...