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Course Description

The course examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the institutions of the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with an emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population. It also examines new strategies, skills, tools, and cultural knowledge necessary for personnel engaged in all aspects of the criminal justice system. (C-ID: AJ 160) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260; AJ 10.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze how community perceptions of the justice system have evolved historically.
  • Formulate ways in which law enforcement professionals should respond to multicultural communities with a greater need for consideration, sensitivity and improved communication skills.
  • Identify and explain key issues that pose potential conflict between diverse communities and the courts, police and corrections.
  • Identify and describe the strategies for the administration of justice in a multicultural society.
  • Explain the history and evolution of multiculturalism in the U.S. and the challenges presented by a multicultural society.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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