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Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice 3e

Third Edition

Robert McNamara

Available: June 2023

ISBN: 9780197662342

Online Resource

With its balanced approach and opportunities for critical thinking, this text prepares students for careers in Criminal Justice by covering a broad range of controversial topics they'll encounter in the field.

Description

Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice, Third 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

  • Revised to include cutting-edge research and analysis within marginalized/disenfranchised fields allowing students a “full scope” view into criminal justice
  • “In the News” feature will provide students updated coverage of current events to help connect theory to real-world issues
  • “What Can I Do” feature will foster critical thinking as students are placed in challenging scenarios to consider their own solutions

Features

  • "Checkpoint" boxes provide short summaries of the issues in each chapter
  • Comprehesive and balanced coverage of cops, courts, and corrects, as well as chapter by chapter coverage of several marginalized groups within the crimimal justice system
  • Curent events are covered and used to engage students and apply theory
  • End of chapter pedogogy includes discussion questions and specific features to encourage in-class learning

About the Author(s)

Robert Hartmann McNamara is currently a professor of criminal justice at the Citadel.

Ronald Burns is department chair and professor of criminal justice at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Table of Contents

    PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO MULTICULTURALISM

    CHAPTER 1: Introduction
    CHAPTER 2: Group Dynamics, Communication, and Social Interaction

    PART II: CULTURAL SPECIFICS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

    CHAPTER 3: Black Americans and the Criminal Justice System
    CHAPTER 4: Hispanic/Latinx Americans and the Criminal Justice System
    CHAPTER 5: Asian Americans and the Criminal Justice System
    CHAPTER 6: Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System
    CHAPTER 7: Women and the Criminal Justice System
    CHAPTER 8: The LGBTQ Community and the Criminal Justice System
    CHAPTER 9: The Elderly and the Criminal Justice System
    CHAPTER 10: Juveniles and the Criminal Justice System

    PART III: INTERNAL ISSUES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND MULTICULTURALISM

    CHAPTER 11: Policing and Multiculturalism
    CHAPTER 12: Courts and Multiculturalism
    CHAPTER 13: Corrections and Multiculturalism
    CHAPTER 14: Preparing for Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System: Training and Policy
    CHAPTER 15: The Future of Diversity and Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice: Strategies for Success