Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 July 2020

496 Pages

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190078652

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Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Second Edition

Author Robert McNamara and Ronald Burns

Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, provides an overview of the problems and promises of cultural diversity in society and within all facets of the criminal justice system. It focuses on how different marginalized groups--African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, women, the LGBTQ community, the elderly, and juveniles--are impacted by law enforcement, the courts, and correctional agencies, addressing the issues that each group faces. It also examines how multiculturalism affects those who work within the criminal justice system, including members of minority groups.

New to this Edition:

  • Incorporates recent events and research findings, such as challenges relating to the immigration process, including the roles of the police, court processing, and detention issues (Chapter 4)
  • Offers increased coverage of gender issues
  • Includes updated training and future policy strategies
  • Provides enhanced youth culture material, such as the influence of social media on the communication process (Chapter 2)
  • "Checkpoint" boxes provide short summaries of the issues in each chapter

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