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Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Second Edition

Author Robert McNamara and Ronald Burns

Publication Date - July 2020

ISBN: 9780190078652

496 pages
Paperback
7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $99.95

The most comprehensive, current, and engaging multiculturalism text on the market

Description

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

About the Author(s)

Robert McNamara is Professor of Criminal Justice at The Citadel.

Ronald Burns is the Department Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas Christian University.

Reviews

"Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive and balanced book that touches on all of the issues facing justice practitioners today. It also provides a great historical background, as it paints a picture of the modern issues facing society today."--Emil Kolick, Rosemont College

"Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice is a well-written, organized, encompassing, and balanced representation of cultural diversity issues and opportunities in the criminal justice field in the U.S."--Nicole Doctor, Ivy Tech Community College

"This is an excellent way to teach criminology, criminal justice, and race and the criminal justice system. Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice can be used without the need for additional readings or supplemental materials."--Emily Horowitz, St. Francis College

Table of Contents

    PART 1: 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: African Americans and the Criminal Justice System
    Chapter 4: Hispanic Americans and the Criminal Justice System
    Chapter 5: Asian Americans and the Criminal Justice System
    Chapter 6: Native American and the Criminal Justice System
    Chapter 7: Women and the Criminal Justice System
    Chapter 8: The LGBT 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

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