Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System : 9780132155977

Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System

 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780132155977
ISBN 10
 
0132155974
Published
 
27/02/2014
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
432
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$130.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For Criminal Justice courses that address minorities or diversity in the criminal justice system.

 

This contemporary text addresses a wide range of diverse groups in society as they relate to the criminal justice system.

 

Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System is the contemporary text that addresses diversity and multicultural issues in the policing, judicial, correctional, and juvenile justice segments of the criminal justice system. This text contains numerous visual aids that showcase data that is current and relevant. Unlike the competition, this text is comprehensive in its portrayal of various minority groups, addresses the issues from a systemic view of criminal justice, is practitioner-driven, and is well organised.

 

 Teaching and Learning Experience

 

This book fulfills the need for a thorough and up-to-date text on multicultural issues facing criminal justice practitioners. It provides:

  • Comprehensive content: Students will learn about multiculturalism in a manner that has both breadth and depth
  • Up-to-date coverage of multi-cultural issues facing criminal justice practitioners: Examines perspectives from the practitioner, offender, and victim vantage point
  • Exceptional pedagogical tools and support for flexible approaches to teaching and learning: Encourages students to develop critical thinking skills with numerous examples and exercises, and makes class preparation quick and easy with innovative features for instructors
Table of contents
  • Chapter 1        Minorities, Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Globalization & the Criminal Justice System
  • Chapter 2        Racial Minorities, Assimilation, Acculturation, and Classism in a Democratic Society
  • Chapter 3        Minorities based on Age and Disability
  • Chapter 4        Minorities based on Gender and Sexual Preference
  • Chapter 5        Cultural Competence and Cross-Cultural Communication in Agencies
  • Chapter 6        Law Enforcement and Minorities
  • Chapter 7        Law Enforcement and Minorities
  • Chapter 8        The Courts and Minorities
  • Chapter 9        Minorities in the Court System
  • Chapter 10      Corrections, Classism, Poverty, & Minority Groups 
  • Chapter 11      Corrections and Minorities: Minorities, Gang Affiliation, Gender, and Staff Issues
  • Chapter 12      Juvenile Minority Wellness & Health Disparities, Gender, Sexual Identity, Youth Culture, & Social Class
  • Chapter 13      Types of Juvenile Offending, Gang Affiliation by Race and Gender, Disproportionate Minority Contact in Juvenile System
  • Chapter 14      Cultural Competence Training, Assessment & Evaluation of Cultural Competence, and Evidence Based Practices in Culturally Competent Agencies
  • Chapter 15      Future Multicultural Trends in Criminal Justice
Features & benefits

Comprehensive content:

  • Modular design—each chapter is written so that it can either be used as a stand-alone chapter to provide a framework for a lecture on a specific minority group, or it can be used to focus on a specific segment of the criminal justice system with which different minority groups come into contact
  • Unique integration of immigration issues and multicultural emphasis on the multicultural nature of the United States—demonstrates  how the two aspects work in tandem to impact the criminal justice system
  • Addresses diversity and multicultural issues in the policing, judicial, correctional, and juvenile justice segments of the criminal justice system—provides more breadth and depth in discussing multicultural issues in the criminal justice system than the competition
  • Cross-sectional analysis of multicultural issues in criminal justice systemallows students to identify means by which the information in the text is of benefit to practitioners
  • Considers diversity from numerous perspectivesdemonstrates how diversity includes a wide range of groups not typically mentioned in most texts
  • Practitioner oriented rather than being overly theoreticalinforms students of how content will benefit them on-the-job 

Up-to-date coverage of multi-cultural issues facing criminal justice practitioners:

  • Numerous figures, tables, charts, and other visual aidsprovides data perspectives to enhance content
  • Contemporary theme throughout the textconnects content to current day events 
Student supplements