The principle of cultural competence in the practice of mental health services has become commonplace among scholars, researchers, and clinicians throughout multiethnic societies around the world. This book responds to an increasing awareness of the issue within the field of forensic psychiatry, as sensitivity to and understanding of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds has become a necessity. Brought to fruition through the combined expertise of a cultural psychiatrist, a forensic psychiatrist, and a medical legal expert, this unique text is the first comprehensive look at the burgeoning field of cultural forensic psychiatry. Drawing on their combined expertise, the authors integrate forensic application with cultural theory and incorporate case vignettes and practical advice. A breakthrough text that will have international appeal across a wide range of academic and professional disciplines, this essential resource will form a cornerstone of this dynamic new field.

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