cjs221 | undergraduate
Cultural Diversity In Criminal Justice
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Diversity and Multiculturalism
- Identify the categories of race.
- Define the terms race, minority, inclusion, discrimination, and diversity.
- Explain the difference between diversity and discrimination.
- Differentiate between bias, discrimination, stereotyping, and cultural competency.
Social Structure, Victims, and Offenders in the Criminal Justice System
- Explain the importance of understanding offender rates and statistical data for race, minority, and ethnic groups.
- Examine how police practices and court decisions affect community relations and public opinions about the criminal justice system.
- Define and examine interracial and intraracial crimes.
- Examine theoretical explanations for offending and victimization related to race and ethnicity, with a focus on juveniles and gangs.
Race, Ethnicity, and the Courts
- Discuss disparity and discrimination in courtroom proceedings and the effect on the judicial system.
- Explain the difference between implicit biases and stereotypes and explicit stereotyping and attitudes.
- Describe the effect of racial disparity in sentencing.
- Explain the importance of diversity among courtroom and corrections personnel.
Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections
- Discuss the needs of special populations in correctional facilities and post-reintegration programs.
- Explain the benefits of diversity in corrections staff (warden, correctional officers, detention deputy, parole and probation officers) and retention practices.
- Identify issues of disparity and discrimination in corrections.
Cultural Competence, Intercultural Communication, and Future Trends
- Explain the value of cultural competence in the criminal justice field and the benefits of intercultural communication skills.
- Discuss challenges facing the criminal justice system.
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