CRMJ 2350 - Cultural Awareness for Criminal Justice
Credit hours: 3
Prerequisites: CRMJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (TTP)
CRMJ 2020 - Introduction to Corrections (TTP)
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:
- Explain multiculturalism in criminal justice through terminology, demographics, concepts, and principles.
- Examine the principles and concepts of multiculturalism in the changing criminal justice workplace.
- Create a plan for multicultural instruction in a criminal justice agency.
- Evaluate methods used in criminal justice to promote cultural diversity/multiculturalism.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nuances of the nuances of the multiculturalism as it applies to policing, the courts and corrections.
- Demonstrate the ability to understand and appropriately negotiate one’s own personal biases in the context of administering tasks within the criminal justice system.