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Description - Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law by Dr. Kimberly Holt Barrett

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761926634
ISBN-10: 0761926631
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dr. 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. 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.