Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System

Paperback | August 11, 2008

byRobert Mcnamara, Ronald Burns

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Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System provides an overview of the problems and promises of cultural diversity in the criminal justice system. Not only does this text discuss the different minority groups as they relate to law enforcement officers, it also explores the interactions within the courts and correctional agencies, noting the unique problems and issues each minority group faces. Unlike many other texts, it also covers how multiculturalism affects officials working within the criminal justice system.

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Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System provides an overview of the problems and promises of cultural diversity in the criminal justice system. Not only does this text discuss the different minority groups as they relate to law enforcement officers, it also explores the interactions within the courts and correctional agencies,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.1 × 7.5 × 0.6 inPublished:August 11, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073379948

ISBN - 13:9780073379944

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTSMulticulturalism in the Criminal Justice System

Part One: An Introduction to Multiculturalism

Chapter 1

Chapter Objectives

Race

Ethnicity

Minority Groups

Types of Minority Groups

Creating Subordinate Groups

Consequences of Minority Group Status

Prejudice and Discrimination

Racism

Where Does Multiculturalism Fit into the Discussion?

Chapter 2

Group Dynamics, Communication and Social Interaction.

Chapter Objectives

Erving Goffman and the Nature of Social Interaction

Social Interaction and the Criminal Justice System

The Criminal Justice "System?"

Groups

Communication

Social Interaction and Multiculturalism

Part Two: Cultural Specifics in the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 3

Chapter Objectives

African Americans and the Criminal Justice System

African Americans Today: The Rise of the Black Middle Class

The Historical Treatment of African Americans in the Criminal Justice System

African Americans and the Criminal Justice System Today

Chapter 4

Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter Objectives

Chicanos and Mexicans

Cubans

Puerto Ricans

The Influence of Central and South America

Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System

Hispanic Involvement in the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 5

Asians and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter Objectives

Issues of Concern for Asian Americans

Asian and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 6

Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter Objectives

Historical Presence of Native Americans

Native Americans Today

Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 7

Women and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter Objectives

The Fight For Rights

Women as a Distinct Culture

Female Arrestees and Victims

Women and Policing

Females and the Courts

Females and Corrections

Chapter 8

The Gay Community and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter Objectives

Public Attitudes About Homosexuality

Defining Homosexuality

The History of Homosexuality in United States

Homosexuals and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 9

The Elderly and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter Objectives

Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y

Elderly Crime

Formal Reactions to the Elderly Criminal

Part Three: Internal Issues in The Criminal Justice System and Multiculturalism

Chapter 10

Policing and Multiculturalism

Chapter Objectives

Historical Policing

Police Personnel Issues

Police Practices

Training and Multiculturalism

Chapter 11

Courts and Multiculturalism

Chapter Objectives

Initial Appearance

Preliminary Hearing/Grand Jury Hearing

Arraignment

Trials

Sentencing

Appellate Courts

Multiculturalism and Courtroom Personnel

Chapter 12

Corrections and Multiculturalism

Chapter Objectives

The Organization of Corrections

The Correctional Population

Incarceration

Community Corrections

Correctional Staff and Training

Chapter 13

The Future of Multiculturalism: Strategies For Success

Chapter Objectives

Forecasting the Future

Critical Issues Affecting Multiculturalism and Criminal Justice

Teaching Multiculturalism

Progress?