This course offers a comprehensive, critical and balanced examination of the issues of crime and justice with respect to race and ethnicity. Procedures and policy in a pluralistic and multicultural society are examined relative to law enforcement, courts and corrections environments.
Identify contemporary concerns relative to policing particular ethnic communities.
Analyze public opinion about the police..
Examine how police practices affect police–community relations.
Explain officer attitudes, police corruption, and citizen complaints relative to ethnicity.
Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime Victims and Offenders
Explain the factors related to ethnicity and socioeconomic statuses that lead to disparity in the criminal justice system.
Explain the relationship between police and people of various ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, and sexual orientations.
Describe the occurrence of hate crimes on people of various ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, and sexual orientations.
Describe the history of gangs and their influence on youth.
Interpret victimization, offender rates, and statistical data for different ethnic groups.
Describe how the historical development of policing relates to current concerns regarding multiculturalism.
Contemporary Cultural Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
Assess the criminal justice system’s response to the public’s perception of ethnic and gender bias.
Identify contemporary issues related to disparity and discrimination in the criminal justice system.
Assess whether the criminal justice system discriminates against any group.
Ethnicity and Corrections
Explain ethnic disparity issues as they relate to the juvenile justice system.
Identify the significance of cultural diversity as it relates to correctional facilities.
Describe the issue of ethnic disparity and discrimination within corrections.
Ethnicity and the Courts
Evaluate the efficacy of jury nullification when premised on ethnic considerations.
Explain the need for diversity among courtroom personnel and whether ethnicity influences judicial practices.
Identify disparity and discrimination issues in courtroom proceedings.
Summarize the effect of ethnicity on courtroom proceedings.
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