9780073379944

Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073379944

  • ISBN10:

    0073379948

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 8/15/2008
  • Publisher: MCGRAW HILL

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Summary

Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice Systemprovides 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.

Table of Contents

Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System
An Introduction to Multiculturalism
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?
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
Cultural Specifics in the Criminal Justice System
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
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
Asians and the Criminal Justice System
Chapter Objectives
Issues of Concern for Asian Americans
Asian and the Criminal Justice System
Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System
Chapter Objectives
Historical Presence of Native Americans
Native Americans Today
Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System
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
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
The Elderly and the Criminal Justice System
Chapter Objectives
Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y
Elderly Crime
Formal Reactions to the Elderly Criminal
Internal Issues in The Criminal Justice System and Multiculturalism
Policing and Multiculturalism
Chapter Objectives
Historical Policing
Police Personnel Issues
Police Practices
Training and Multiculturalism
Courts and Multiculturalism
Chapter Objectives
Initial Appearance
Preliminary Hearing/Grand Jury Hearing
Arraignment Trials
Sentencing Appellate Courts
Multiculturalism and Courtroom Personnel
Corrections and Multiculturalism
Chapter Objectives
The Organization of Corrections
The Correctional Population
Incarceration Community Corrections
Correctional Staff and Training
The Future of Multiculturalism: Strategies For Success
Chapter Objectives
Forecasting the Future
Critical Issues
Affecting Multiculturalism and Criminal Justice
Teaching Multiculturalism Progress?
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