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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 27: Cultural Aspects of Sexual Aggression
Cultural Aspects of Sexual Aggression
Sex offenders in the United States compose a heterogeneous group in terms of cultural and individual variables. However, research regarding sexual assault and abuse has all too often neglected cultural aspects (Futa, Hsu, & Hansen, 2001; Gahir & Garrett, 1999; Hackett, 2000; Romero, Wyatt, Loeb, Carmona, & Solis, 1999). Hall, Teten, and Sue (2002) explain that most theoretical models have not been adequately investigated using samples other than European Americans. Incorporating cultural considerations advances current theoretical models of sexual assault and abuse and informs treatment, intervention, and prevention (Hall et al., 2002).
In general, the field ...