The treatment of multicultural issues in contemporary forensic psychology textbooks

Powell, Martine and Bartholomew, Terence 2003, The treatment of multicultural issues in contemporary forensic psychology textbooks, Psychiatry, psychology, and law, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 254-261.

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Title The treatment of multicultural issues in contemporary forensic psychology textbooks
Author(s) Powell, MartineORCID iD for Powell, Martine
Bartholomew, Terence
Journal name Psychiatry, psychology, and law
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Start page 254
End page 261
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1321-8719
Summary This article examines whether practice issues relating to clients from different cultural or ethnic groups are adequately addressed in a wide selection of contemporary forensic psychology textbooks. Specifically, we examine the extent to which cross-cultural issues are engaged within these texts, and how well the information provided informs forensic practice. While most of the reviewed texts acknowledged the need to consider cultural issues, there was relatively little discussion of specific issues, and practical guidelines were rarely offered. It is argued that without more widespread acknowledgment of the direct implications of cultural issues for forensic practice, it is unlikely that a fair and reliable system for the investigation and treatment of complaints made by and against people from different cultural groups will be obtained.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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