The Legacy of Racism for Children: Psychology, Law, and Public Policy is the first volume to review the intersecting implications of psychology, public policy, and law with the ...
The Legacy of Racism for Children: Psychology, Law, and Public Policy
is the first volume to review the intersecting implications of psychology, public policy, and law with the goal of understanding and ending the challenges facing racial minority youth in America today. Proceeding roughly from causes to consequences—from early life experiences to adolescent and teen experiences—each chapter focuses on a different domain, explains the laws and policies that create or exacerbate racial disparity in that domain, reviews relevant psychological research and its implications for those laws or policies, and calls for next steps. Chapter authors examine how race and ethnicity intersect with child maltreatment (including child sex trafficking, corporal punishment, and memory for and disclosures of abuse), child dependency court decisions, custody and adoption, familial incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, police–youth interactions, jurors’ perceptions of child and adolescent victims and defendants, and U.S. immigration law and policy. The book is meant to be accessible to all who want to end law- and policy-related racial disparities for children—researchers, students, teachers, social workers and social service administrators, police, attorneys, judges, and the general public. Much of the value of this book lies in its potential to influence law and policy, and to help those working on the front lines understand what they can do to end the legacy of racism for children. ...Less