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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.

Psychology, Justice, and Diversity: Five Challenges for Culturally Competent Professionals
Psychology, justice, and diversity: Five challenges for culturally competent professionals
Kimberly HoltBarrettUniversity of Washington
William H.GeorgeUniversity of Washington

The use of psychological evaluation and psychological testimony in the courts creates an interface between the disciplines of psychology and law. Perhaps nowhere can we find a lack of cultural competence to be more devastating than when it interferes with the service of justice. The need for cultural competence at the junctures of law and the study of human behavior is paramount.

In law, as in many other disciplines (medicine, psychology, education), minimal attention has been devoted to the importance of providing culturally competent services (Sue & Sue, 2003; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001). Despite well-published demographic information ...

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