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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CJS 200 - Multicultural Law Enforcement

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Explore practical and theoretical perspectives in the field of multicultural law enforcement. Address the understanding of culture, race and ethnicity in the law enforcement field as it pertains to multicultural communities. Focus on immigration and unauthorized migrants in the United States; recruitment and retention of women and minorities; the multifaceted dimensions of diversity and its impact on law enforcement; issues related to multiracial census groups; native American tribal police; information on the mentally and physically challenged; and, multicultural issues related to terrorism, homeland security and disaster preparedness.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Multicultural Communities: Challenges in Law Enforcement.
    • Diversity in Society.
    • Dimensions of Diversity.
    • Communication and strategies for improving law enforcement in multicultural communities.
    • Police understanding of Cultural Groups.
  • Issues within the Law Enforcement Workforce.
    • A Changing Workforce.
    • Ethnic and Racial Issues within the Workforce.
    • Language Barriers in Employment.
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion in Law Enforcement.
    • Recruitment of a Diverse Workforce.
    • Selection and Hiring Practices.
    • Retention and Promotion of a Diverse Workforce.
    • Interviewing and Data-Gathering Skills for Ongoing Improvements.
    • Language Barriers in Employment.
  • Cross-Cultural Communication.
    • Attitudes toward Non-or Limited-English Speakers.
    • Cross-Cultural Communication for minorities.
    • Understanding Cross-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement.
    • Male-Female Communication in Law Enforcement.
  • Law Enforcement contact with Asian/Pacific Americans, African Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Arab Americans/other Middle Eastern Groups, Native Americans and Americans with Alternative lifestyles.
    • Discuss unequal treatment due to racism and sexism.
    • Minorities and their Ethnicity & Culture Defined.
    • Typologies and stereotypes explained.
    • Demographics, Issues of Identity and Historical Information on minorities.
    • Cultural influences in Law enforcement and Racial Profiling.
  • Multicultural Law Enforcement issues in Terrorism and Homeland Security.
    • Myths and Stereotypes about Terrorists.
    • Local and International issues for Law Enforcement.
  • Cultural Effectiveness for Law Enforcement.
    • The Future of Peacekeeping Strategies in Multicultural Communities.
    • Crime Prevention among Minorities and Immigrants.
    • Law Enforcement among People with Mental Illness and Physical Challenges.
    • Using Technology and Innovation for Law Enforcement.
    • Court issues and Litigation in Law Enforcement.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 5 Self Management Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking