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  • Community and the Justice System
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This course examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with an emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population. Topics may include the consensus and conflicting values in Cultural, Religion, and Law.


Evolving nature of multiculturalism

Multicultural populations

Demographics of interest communities

Police and policed the community

Courts and the community

Managing/Policing diverse populations in correctional settings

Strategies for facilitating conflict resolution in a multicultural society

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Explain the history and evolution of multiculturalism in the U.S. and the challenges presented by a multicultural society
  2. Identify and explain key issues that pose potential conflict between diverse communities and the courts, police and corrections.
  3. Identify and describe the strategies for the administration of justice in a multicultural society

Objective and subjective examinations/quizzes

Case analysis


Homework assignments

In class exercises/presentations

Multicultural Law Enforcement, Shusta, 2015, 6th Ed

Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System, McNamara & Burns, 2009, 1st Ed

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  • orig app year 2010