Halfway around the world to prison. Vietnamese in Oregon's criminal justice system

Joseph Bloom, John (Dave) Kinzie, S. M. Manson

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This paper explores the interface between transcultural and forensic psychiatry by focusing on Vietnamese refugees who have been charged with serious crimes in one state jurisdiction in the United States. The paper presents and analyzes these cases from the viewpoint of the offenders by illustrating the stresses experienced by them as newly arrived refugees, and briefly reviews some of the general mental health problems experienced by Indochinese refugees in the United States. The main focus of the paper is on the manner in which these cases are handled by the criminal justice system. We describe the 'transcultural forensic interview', how data gathered from this interview is presented to the court system, and how the courts reach their final decisions in the cases described. We believe that material presented has relevance wherever courts must deal with culturally diverse populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-572
Number of pages10
JournalMedicine and Law
Volume4
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1985

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Halfway around the world to prison. Vietnamese in Oregon's criminal justice system. / Bloom, Joseph; Kinzie, John (Dave); Manson, S. M.

In: Medicine and Law, Vol. 4, No. 6, 1985, p. 563-572.

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