cjs221 | undergraduate
Cultural Diversity In Criminal Justice
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Contemporary Cultural Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
- Identify contemporary issues of disparity and discrimination in the criminal justice system.
- Assess whether the criminal justice system discriminates against racial and ethnic minorities.
- Explain ethnic disparity issues related to the juvenile 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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