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Understanding the Historical Influences on Contemporary Assessment and Counseling Issues of African American Offenders

Race, Ethnicity and Law

ISBN: 978-1-78714-604-4, eISBN: 978-1-78714-603-7

ISSN: 1521-6136

Publication date: 25 May 2017

Abstract

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Understanding history that is theoretically framed out of the post-traumatic slave syndrome builds knowledge in understanding present challenges and barriers to effective counseling of African American offenders in three ways: (1) it makes the connection between slavery and contemporary issues concerning assessment and counseling of African American offenders; (2) it explains how race might complicate counseling and assessment process; and (3) it sheds light on significant counseling concepts related to rehabilitation or sanctions of African American offenders.

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Truesdale-Moore, S. (2017), "Understanding the Historical Influences on Contemporary Assessment and Counseling Issues of African American Offenders", Race, Ethnicity and Law (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 22), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 39-61. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-613620170000022005

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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