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Cultural Diversity In Criminal Justice

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Contemporary Cultural Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice

    • Assess whether the criminal justice system discriminates against racial and ethnic minorities.
    • Explain ethnic disparity issues related to the juvenile justice system.
    • Identify contemporary issues of disparity and discrimination in the criminal justice system.

    Race, Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime

    • Define race and ethnicity.
    • Describe how disparity relates to discrimination.
    • Identify issues in statistical data for different ethnic groups.
    • Explain how social and economic gaps impact crime.
    • Describe theoretical perspectives on inequality and crime.

    Diversity Issues in the Courts

    • Identify explanations for racial disparities in sentencing and effects of sentencing discrimination.
    • Discuss disparity and discrimination issues in bail proceedings, appointment of counsel, and charging decisions.
    • Identify disparity and discrimination issues in courtroom proceedings.
    • Analyze the use of jury nullification related to diversity issues.
    • Discuss the impact of increased diversity of courtroom personnel on proceedings and sentencing.

    Diversity Issues in Policing

    • Discuss public opinion about the police.
    • Identify specific concerns related to policing particular ethnic communities.
    • Interpret officer attitudes, police corruption, and citizen complaints related to race and ethnicity.
    • Describe diversity issues in police employment and retention.

    Diversity Issues in Corrections

    • Identify issues of disparity and discrimination in the application of the death penalty.
    • Explain the significance of cultural diversity related to correctional facilities.
    • Discuss the needs of special corrections populations such as women, minority members, and the elderly.
    • Analyze the impact of diversity among corrections personnel on correctional facilities.
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