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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 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Diversity and Multiculturalism

    • Differentiate between bias, discrimination, stereotyping, and cultural competency.
    • Identify the categories of race.
    • Define the terms race, minority, inclusion, discrimination, and diversity.
    • Explain the difference between diversity and discrimination.

    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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