Jun 22, 2021
CJ 220 - Multicultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Credits: 5
Surveys the role race, gender, and diversity generally play in our criminal justice system, particularly in relationship to the police, the courts, and corrections. Addresses the beauty and richness of a culturally diverse population. Discusses uniqueness, diversity, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination in relation to criminal justice professionals.
Prerequisite: CJ& 101 and ENGL& 101 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
Satisfies Requirement: Diversity
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Recognize cross-cultural contact that police officers and civilian employees have with citizens, victims, suspects, and co-workers from diverse backgrounds.
- Evaluate pervasive influence of culture, race, and gender both in the workplace and in the communities served by law enforcement professionals.
- Recognize the impact of cultural diversity on law enforcement.
- Express their research through written communication.
- Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs and hypotheses.
- Meet obligations necessary to complete individual and group tasks.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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