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Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law

Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law

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September 2004 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
American ethnic and racial minority groups, immigrants, and refugees to this country are disparately impacted by the justice system of the United States. Issues such as racial profiling, disproportionate incarceration, deportation, and capital punishment all exemplify situations in which the legal system must attend to matters of race and culture in a competent and humane fashion.

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.

Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law offers a compendium of knowledge, historical background, case examples, guidelines, and practice standards pertinent to professionals in the fields of psychology and law to help them recognize the importance of racial and cultural contexts of their clients. Editors Kimberly Barrett and William H. George have drawn together contributing authors from a variety of academic disciplines including law, psychology, sociology, social work, and family studies to illustrate the delivery of psychological, legal, and social services to individuals and families-from racial minority, ethnic minority, immigrant, and refugee groups-who are involved in legal proceedings.

Stan Sue and Ron Mamiya
Part I - Forward
Kimberly Holt Barrett and William H. George
Part II - II. The Need for Cross-Cultural Competence in Psychology and the Law: Introduction & Overview
Part III - III. Race and Justice
Kimberly Holt Barrett and William H. George
Chapter 1. Psychology, Justice, and Diversity: Five Challenges for Culturally Competent Professionals
Kimberly Holt Barrett
Chapter 2. Case Examples: Addressing Racism, Discrimination, and Cultural Bias in the Interface of Psychology and Law
Kimberly Holt Barrett and William H. George
Chapter 3. Judicial Colorblindness, Race Neutrality, and Modern Racism: How Psychologists Can Help the Courts Understand Race Matters
Susan Bryant and Jean Koh Peters
Chapter 4. Five Habits for Cross Cultural Lawyering
Anthony V. Alfieri
Chapter 5. Race, Community, and Criminal Justice
Rudolph Alexander, Jr.
Chapter 6. Trials and Tribulations of African Americans in the Courtroom: Refuting the Myths
Marian S. Harris and Ada Skyles
Chapter 7. Working With African American Children and Families in the Child Welfare System
Part IV. Assessment
Kimberly Holt Barrett
Chapter 8. Guidelines and Suggestions for Conducting Successful Cross Cultural Evaluations for the Courts
Maria P. P. Root
Chapter 9. The Consequences of Racial and Ethnic Origins Harassment in the Workplace: Conceptualization and Assessment
Tedd Judd and Breean Beggs
Chapter 10. Cross-Cultural Forensic Neuropsychological Assessment
Rachel Tribe
Chapter 11. Working with Interpreters
Debra Freed
Chapter 12. Assessment of Asylum Seekers
Ellen G. Kelman
Chapter 13. Evaluating Child Abuse in Children Who Seek Asylum: Four Cases Studies
Part V. Immigration
Angela Burnett and Kate Thompson
Chapter 14. Enhancing the Well Being of Asylum Seekers & Refugees
Sutapa Basu
Chapter 15. The Challenges and Potential Solutions to the Trafficking of Women and Children: An Overview
Jay Stansel and Dori Cahn
Chapter 16. From Refugee to Deportee: How U.S. Immigration Law Failed the Cambodian Community
Part VI. Working with Children and Families
David Sue
Chapter 17. Asian American/Pacific Islander Families in Conflict
Bahira Sherif-Trask
Chapter 18. The Challenge of Cultural Competence: Working with American Muslims and their Families
Dana Chou
Chapter 19. Unaccompanied Children in the US: Legal & Psychological Considerations
Walter Kawamoto and Tamara Cheshire
Chapter 20. American Indian Families: Resilience in the Face a Legal, Economic, and Cultural Assault
Part VII. Juveniles
Eileen Poe-Yamagata and Madeline Wordes Noya, Ph.D.
Chapter 21. Race Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System
Felipe González Castro
Chapter 22. A Cultural Approach for Promoting Resilience among Adjudicated Mexican American Youth
Joseph E. Trimble and Robin A. Ladue
Chapter 23. Law And Social Identity And Its Effects On American Indian And Alaska Native Youth
Anne Nurse
Chapter 24. The Impact of the Juvenile Prison on Fathers
Part VIII. Violence
Jeanette Zanipatin, Stacy Shaw, Patty Bardina, and Jean Yi
Chapter 25. Immigrant Women & Domestic Violence
Jennifer Wheeler and William H. George
Chapter 26. Race and Sexual Offending: An Overview
Rachel E. Goldsmith, Gordon N. Hall, Jennifer Wheeler and William H. George
Chapter 27. Culturally Competent Approaches to the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Kari A. Stephens, Sandra Ibarra, and Kim Moore
Chapter 28. Advocacy in the Legal System: Cultural Complexities
Sonia Carbonell
Chapter 29. Immigration and Hardship: Living With Fear

Excelent book for my students of criminology. The case examples help them.

Dr Clara Padovani-Rivera
Psychology, Public Administration and Crminology, Pontifical Catholic University of Ponce, Puerto Rico
January 24, 2012

Kimberly Holt Barrett

Kimberly Holt Barrett has a Ph.D. for the U. of San Francisco and is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department. She teaches courses on racism and race, culture, gender and law, while actively consulting with attorneys, doing court ordered evaluations, and supervises graduate students who are learning to conduct cross-cultural assessments. More About Author

William H. George

Bill George is an associate professor in the psychology department and his area is adult clinical with specialty in alcohol abuse, addiction and sexual assault. He also has a background in corrections, following his bachelor’s degree with c0-majors in psychology and criminal justice.  More About Author

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