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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.

Advocacy in the Legal System: Cultural Complexities
Advocacy in the legal system: Cultural complexities
Kari A.StephensUniversity of Washington
SandraIbarraSeattle, Washington
KimMooreUniversity of Washington

Many people involved in the legal system have experienced abuse, racism, sexism, classism, or other forms of oppression. This chapter will address these issues as they relate to persons from diverse populations. Although every individual has a unique set of cultural influences and beliefs, we specifically highlight a definition of diversity that includes race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, indigenous status, age, and social class. These designations of diversity can lead to barriers and obstacles that result in unfair and disparate treatment. To cover all issues of diversity as they relate to advocacy would entail a very lengthy discussion. In order to create a realistic scope ...

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