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The treatment of multicultural issues in contemporary forensic psychology textbooks

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posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by Martine Powell, Terence Bartholomew
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.

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Journal

Psychiatry, psychology, and law

Volume

10

Issue

1

Pagination

254 - 261

Publisher

Australian Academic Press

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

1321-8719

eISSN

1934-1687

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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