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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 2: Case Examples: Addressing Racism, Discrimination, and Cultural Bias in the Interface of Psychology and Law
There are times when psychological evaluation may serve to confirm personality and behavior patterns that may contribute to the assessment of culpability in the commission of a crime. Sometimes the understanding of racial and cultural features of a case may contribute to this sort of assessment, especially in regard to addressing stereotypes, cultural confusion, and racial profiling in the context of criminal proceedings. Clinicians may contribute to the culpability assessment in three ways: understanding the offense, understanding the offender, and understanding the victim (Melton, Petrila, Poythress, ...