ICJ 40500 Multicultural Challenges in Criminal Justice

This course examines how issues of crime and justice are played out in the context of a diverse society. Diverse populaces include income, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and preference, age, immigration, and other disenfranchised groups in society. The course will focus on four major issues: 1) the social organization of diverse populations in American society; 2) the effects of the law on diverse populations in American society; 3) how various populations differ in their response to the criminal justice system; and 4) the impact of victimization on the diverse groups within American society. The course will compare the historical viewpoints in relation to current critical topics about diversity and the criminal justice system.




ICJ 10100; ICJ 21100; ICJ 21200.