Oct 03, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

CRMJ 2350 - Cultural Awareness for Criminal Justice

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: CRMJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (TTP)  

CRMJ 2020 - Introduction to Corrections (TTP)  

Course Description:
This course expands self-awareness, cognitive knowledge, and skills necessary to interact effectively with and serve culturally diverse populations. The course emphasizes attitudes, competencies, and behavioral issues in interracial and cross-cultural contacts between criminal justice practitioners and a diverse citizenry. Sociological frameworks allow for examination of diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, poverty, religion, age, disability, and language.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Explain multiculturalism in criminal justice through terminology, demographics, concepts, and principles. 
  2. Examine the principles and concepts of multiculturalism in the changing criminal justice workplace. 
  3. Create a plan for multicultural instruction in a criminal justice agency. 
  4. Evaluate methods used in criminal justice to promote cultural diversity/multiculturalism. 
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the nuances of the nuances of the multiculturalism as it applies to policing, the courts and corrections. 
  6. Demonstrate the ability to understand and appropriately negotiate one’s own personal biases in the context of administering tasks within the criminal justice system.