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Multiculturalism in Prison Psychology Practice

- Describe your current forensic psychology professional role, Prison Psychology the forensic setting in which you work, and the forensic population with which you work—or choose one (role, setting, and population) with which you are familiar or with which you aspire to work. Briefly describe and cite the three diversity and/or multicultural guidelines you selected.
- Explain why and how each guideline is relevant to the role, setting, and/or population you chose (Note: Use the letter/number and title of each guideline).
- Explain how you might apply the guidelines you selected.
- Share an insight(s)/draw a conclusion(s) about applying guidelines specific to multiculturalism/diversity in forensic settings.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for your patience. In this particular task, you are being asked to develop the work you have done on an earlier task further. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. Role & Setting - 100 words
2. 3 guidelines - 150 words
3. Relevance and application - 150 words

This outline should yield 400 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Prison Psychology Practice: Multicultural Concerns

As previously discussed, my interest lies in the practice of forensic psychology. I believe that prison, while serving the purpose of justice requires psychological expertise in terms of achieving its other main functions - the rehabilitative nature of prisons, the provision of psychological support to the incarcerated and to ensure that staff is provided psychological support systems that will help them cope in their roles within the prison environment. The prison system is extremely challenging because the setting can be difficult for the incarcerated to cope, as many come with high risk factors (i.e. substance abuse) that, when mixed with incarceration lead to some form of psychosis. Additionally, it is a microcosm of society in terms of culture. We live in a multicultural country and those incarcerated represent the varied cultures, ethnicities and social groups that are prevalent in the larger society. And just as it is on ...

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