cja423 | undergraduate
Cultural Diversity In Criminal Justice
This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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The Police and Racial and Ethnic Minorities
- Examine public opinion about the police, comparing the attitudes of Whites, African Americans and Hispanics.
- Identify specific concerns relative to policing particular ethnic communities.
- Examine racial and ethnic disparity and discrimination in police use of force, detentions, searches and seizures.
- Understand officer attitudes, police corruption and citizen complaints relative to race and ethnicity.
- Discuss police employment practices and the law of employment discrimination.
Victims and Offenders
- Compare victimization and offender rates for racial and ethic minorities to the rates for whites.
- Examine the role of ethnic youth gangs and the occurrence of hate crimes in the United States.
- Examine the relationship between the police and racial and ethnic minority youth.
Contemporary Cultural Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
- Debate the efficacy of jury nullification when premised on race and ethnicity considerations.
- Debate whether the Criminal Justice System discriminates against racial and ethnic minorities.
- Examine contemporary issues raising disparity and discrimination of racial and ethnic minorities in the Criminal Justice System.
Race, Ethnicity and the Courts
- Examine disparity and discrimination in bail proceedings and appointment of counsel.
- Explore issues of race and ethnicity in jury selection, trial arguments to the jury and jury nullification.
- Identify explanations for racial disparities in sentencing and effects of sentencing discrimination.
- Understand considerations of race and ethnicity by prosecutors in pretrial decision making and plea bargaining practices.
Race, Ethnicity and Corrections
- Understand the issue of racial discrimination in the application of the death penalty.
- Examine ethnic, racial and gender overrepresentation of American correctional populations.
Race, Ethnicity, Social Structure and Crime
- Define race, ethnicity, disparities and discrimination.
- Examine racial and ethnic categories in the statistical data reported by criminal justice agencies in the United States.
- Understand explanations for disparity and causes of discrimination.
- Analyze the relationship between race, ethnicity, social structure and crime.
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