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CJS 360 Diversity in Criminal Justice

This course provides an in-depth examination of the opportunities and challenges of delivering criminal and juvenile justice services in a multicultural society. The course provides students with a knowledge of the diversity that exists in communities, as well as criminal and juvenile justice agencies. It provides both theoretical and practical information to respond effectively to diversity issues. Examples of community issues include conflict resolution, crime prevention, victimization, and strategies to improve community relationships. Significant focus is given to issues of race, racism, and systemic racism.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Identify and analyze the challenge of racism and systemic racism and their impact on law, crime, and justice.
  • Articulate the concepts of race, ethnicity, culture, economic class, gender, disability, age, and sexual orientation, and relate these concepts to communication, attitudes, and behavior in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and apply course material concerning students, community, personal, and professional life experience.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and apply concepts of diversity to personal, professional, and community endeavors.
  • Evaluate the roles of diverse social groups in U.S. society concerning their interaction in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
  • Articulate the disparity rates within the criminal and juvenile justice systems that have been historically present and currently exist.
  • Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

  • Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
  • Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
  • Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
  • Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Diversity in Criminal Justice Sethuraju, Raj Books Course details
51 Diversity in Criminal Justice Cross, Anne Books Course details
52 Diversity in Criminal Justice Cross, Anne Books Course details
53 Diversity in Criminal Justice Cross, Anne Books Course details

Summer 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Diversity in Criminal Justice Sethuraju, Raj Books Course details
51 Diversity in Criminal Justice Anderson-Isaacson, Heidi Books Course details

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Diversity in Criminal Justice Sethuraju, Raj Books Course details
50 Diversity in Criminal Justice Cross, Anne Books Course details
51 Diversity in Criminal Justice Cross, Anne Books Course details
52 Diversity in Criminal Justice Cross, Anne Books Course details