This course examines multiculturalism and its relationship to the criminal justice system in Canada. Among the issues discussed are the recognition, acceptance, and affirmation of ethnic, racial and religious diversity within the framework of Canada's policy of multiculturalism. Particular emphasis is placed on Aboriginal history and cultural traditions. Special attention is focused on the application of these issues to policing, corrections, and other aspects of the criminal justice system. Learners will have the opportunity to develop the sensitivities and skills which will assist them in understanding and working with different cultures, and to be responsive to the needs and expectations of culturally diverse communities. Instruction (3.0). Equivalent to: CJP-183.
CJP-1183 Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice - 3.00 credits