Mar 31, 2023
LET 2600 - Multicultural Policing: Cultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice
Multicultural Policing: Cultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice develops within students a broad understanding of social justice from a criminal justice construct and the appropriate response of criminal justice practitioners performing criminal justice functions in an increasingly diverse society. Students explore emerging strategies for policing in a diverse society as well as the correct police response to emergent dimensions of social or cultural diversity including the homeless, mentally ill, gangs, documented and undocumented immigrants, and multicultural issues as they relate to terrorism and homeland security. Students examine, compare, and contrast the various characteristics of emergent multicultural groups in America including their history, politics, everyday life, behaviors, religion, and predict their potential impact on criminal justice functions.
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Construct a correct police response to a hypothetical criminal justice problem arising from police interactions with the homeless, mentally ill, gangs, or undocumented immigrants.
- Demonstrate correct police response when encountering crimes based on hate, bias, and racial profiling.
- Describe cultural specific strategies for interacting and communicating with a diverse population.
- Develop an understanding of effective strategies for multicultural communities in response to global and regional events.
- Differentiate dimensions of diversity and prejudice in policing strategies.
- Explore multiculturalism and its impact on appropriate recruitment, selection, and training strategies.
- Identify effective multicultural policing strategies based on knowledge of emergent groups everyday life, behaviors, religion, or politics.
- Recognize cultural phenomenon and its importance in interpersonal transactions with criminal justice practitioners.
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