CJA 344 Entire Course

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Week 1 DQ 1

What is the difference between disparity
and discrimination? Provide an example of ethnicity, race, or socioeconomic
status that lead to disparity.

 

Week 1 DQ 2

Should hate be considered a crime? What
arguments support the use of sentencing-enhancement penalties for hate crimes?
What arguments oppose such statutes? Are hate crime laws likely to deter
offenders and reduce crime?

 

Week 2 DQ 1

Do you think the events of September 11,
2001, changed the public’s perception of police? Explain how and why.

 

Week 2 DQ 2

When does police use of force become
excessive or unjustified? Provide a definition of excessive force

 

Week 3 DQ 1

Are racial minorities who are represented
by public defenders or assigned counsel treated more harshly than those
represented by private attorneys? If you were an African American, Hispanic, or
Native American defendant and could choose whether to be represented by a
public defender or a private attorney, which would you choose? Explain why

 

Week 3 DQ 2

Assume that racial minorities are more
likely than Whites to be detained prior to trial. Why is this a matter for
concern? What are the consequences of pretrial detention? How might the bail
system be reformed to reduce this disparity?

 

Week 4 DQ 1

Explain some of the known causes of
wrongful convictions. What are some possible remedies?

 

Week 4 DQ 2

When do you think it is justifiable to
sentence a juvenile as an adult? Explain your answer.

 

 

 






Week
One: Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime Victims and Offenders





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives


1.1  Describe how the historical development of policing relates to
current concerns regarding multiculturalism.
1.2  Interpret victimization, offender rates, and statistical data for
different ethnic groups.
1.3  Describe the history of gangs and their influence on youth.
1.4  Describe the occurrence of hate crimes on people of various
ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, and sexual orientations.
1.5  Explain the relationship between police and people of various
ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, and sexual orientations.
1.6  Explain the factors related to ethnicity and socioeconomic
statuses that lead to disparity in the criminal justice system.


 


 




Reading


Read the Week One Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 1 of Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 2 of Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 8 of Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 3 of Investigating Difference.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 5 of Investigating Difference.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 7 of Investigating Difference.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 14 of Investigating Difference.


 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.


Two
substantive posts four out seven days and a weekly summary due on Monday.


2




Discussion Questions


Respond to weekly discussion
questions.


Wed.
and Thurs.


2




Learning Team Instructions
Panel
Discussion Presentation (Preparation)
 


Choose a topic from the following
options concerning the dynamics of race, the police, and the community for
your panel discussion:
 
·        
Racial profiling by police
·        
Influence of police
leadership on racial disparity and discrimination
·        
Effect of police brutality on
ethnic minority victims, family, and community
·        
Response of government
officials to racial and ethnic issues
 
Consider using Opposing Viewpoints in
Context as a source for your articles, which is located in University Library
under Specialized Resources. Use the Quick Search function to locate articles
on your selected topic.
 
Review three to five articles
pertaining to your topic.
 
Begin working on your Panel Discussion
Presentation, due in Week Three


 


 




Individual
Police
Influence on Society


Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that
describes how the historical development of policing in the United States
relates to the current relationship between police and different ethnic
groups and social classes.
 
Support your discussion with examples
from law enforcement practices, court procedures, corrections populations, or
all three.
 
Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.


Mon.


15






 

 




Week
Two: Ethnicity and the Police





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
2.1  Analyze public opinion about the police.
2.2  Identify contemporary concerns relative to policing particular
ethnic communities.
2.3  Examine how police practices affect police–community relations.
2.4  Explain officer attitudes, police corruption, and citizen
complaints relative to ethnicity.


 


 




Reading


Read the Week Two Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 3 of Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 10 of Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System.


 


 




Reading


Review Ch. 2 of Multiculturalism in the
Criminal Justice System.



 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.


Two
substantive posts four out seven days and a weekly summary due on Monday.


2




Discussion Questions


Respond to weekly discussion
questions.


Wed.
and Thurs.


2




Nongraded Activities and Preparation
Gangs
and Law Enforcement


Resource: “The End of the Line:
California Gangs and the Promise of Street Peace” article located in this
week’s Electronic Reserve Readings
 
Read the article and be prepared to
discuss the history of California
gangs, the relationship with current gang warfare, and law enforcement’s role
in gang suppression.


 


 




Individual
Ethnicity
and the Police Part I: Outline
 


Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Ethnicity and the Police located on the student website
 
Choose one of the following
topics: 
 
·        
Race and contemporary
concerns relative to policing particular ethnic communities
·        
Public opinion of police by
different ethnic groups
·        
Police practices and police
community relations
·        
Police corruption and citizen
complaints relative to ethnicity
 
Form an opinion on the selected topic.
 
Locate and identify at least three
references from peer-reviewed journals to support your opinion.
 
Prepare an outline of your newspaper
article, speech, or podcast due in Week Four that examines your selected
topic. Include at least one
contemporary event as an example to illustrate the main points.
 
Format your outline and references
consistent with APA guidelines.
 
Submit your outline and list of
references.


Mon.


10




Learning Team
 
 


Team Charter


Wed.


1




 

 




Week
Three: Ethnicity and the Courts





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
3.1  Summarize the effect of ethnicity on courtroom proceedings.
3.2  Identify disparity and discrimination issues in courtroom
proceedings.
3.3  Explain the need for diversity among courtroom personnel and
whether ethnicity influences judicial practices.
3.4  Evaluate the efficacy of jury nullification when premised on
ethnic considerations.


 


 




Readings


Read the Week Three Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 11 of Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 18 of Investigating Difference.


 


 




Reading


Review Ch. 3 of Investigating Difference.


 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.


Two
substantive posts four out seven days and a weekly summary due on Monday.


2




Discussion Questions


Respond to weekly discussion
questions.


Wed.
and Thurs.


2




Learning Team
Panel
Discussion Presentation
 


Choose one team member who will serve
as a moderator. The remaining team members will serve as panelists.
 
·        
The moderator summarizes the
key points of the articles selected by the team in Week One and comes up with
at least five questions to ask about the articles.
 
·        
The panelists will answer the
moderator’s questions. Each question asked must be answered by every panelist
to ensure a wide variety of opinions.
 
·        
Then, the moderator should
facilitate a brief discussion related to the team members’ responses to the
questions.
 
Submit a reflection summary of the
team discussion.
Choose to write a 350- to 700-word paper or to create a 5- to 7-slide
Microsoft® Power Point® presentation with speaker
notes.
Include the following in your paper or
presentation:
 
·        
Who played what role
·        
A brief summary of the
articles
·        
A list of the questions asked
by the moderator
A brief summary of the panel
discussion and your reactions to the articles


Mon.


15




 

 




Week
Four: Ethnicity and Corrections





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
4.1  Describe the issue of ethnic disparity and discrimination within
corrections.
4.2  Identify the significance of cultural
diversity as it relates to correctional facilities.
4.3  Explain ethnic disparity issues as they relate
to the juvenile justice system.
4.4  Analyze the prevalence of wrongful convictions
in the United States.


 


 




Reading


Read the Week Four Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 12 of Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 19 of Investigating
Difference.



 


 




Reading


Review Ch. 14 of Investigating
Difference.



 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.


Two
substantive posts four out seven days and a weekly summary due on Monday.


2




Discussion Questions


Respond to weekly discussion
questions.


Wed.
and Thurs.


2




Learning Team Instructions
Contemporary
Cultural Diversity Issues (Preparation)


Begin working on the Contemporary Cultural Diversity
Issues assignment, due in Week Five.
 


 


 




Learning Team Discussion Question
Please respond to the DQ posted
in your LT Forum.


Sat.


1




Individual
Ethnicity
and the Police Part II: Final Deliverable


For this assignment, you will
choose from the following options:
 
·        
Option 1: Newspaper Article
·        
Option 2: Speech
·        
Option 3: Podcast
 
Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Ethnicity and the
Police on the student website and select one option to complete the
assignment.


Mon.


20




 

 




Week
Five: Contemporary Cultural Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
5.1  Assess whether the criminal justice system discriminates against
any group.
5.2  Identify contemporary issues related to disparity and
discrimination in the criminal justice system.
5.3  Assess the criminal justice system’s response to the public’s
perception of ethnic and gender bias.


 


 




Reading


Read the Week Five Read Me First.


 


 




Reading


Read Ch. 20 of Investigating Difference.


 


 




Reading


Review Ch. 3 of Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System.


 


 




Reading


Review Ch. 11 of Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System.


 


 




Reading


Review Ch. 18 of Investigating Difference.


 


 




Reading


Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




Individual
Cultural
Diversity Training


Search the Internet for an example
from the past 2 years of a contemporary cultural diversity issue in criminal
justice. 
 
Create a short training for
criminal-justice-system employees that will improve the relationship between
the criminal justice system and the community, based on the example you
selected.
 
Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint®
presentation of your proposed training.
 
Include detailed speaker notes
 
Format your presentation consistent
with APA guidelines.


Mon.


12




Learning Team
Contemporary
Cultural Diversity Issues Presentation


Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft®
PowerPoint®  presentation
based on the two following topics:
 
·        
The criminal justice system’s
response to the public’s perception of ethnic and gender bias
·        
The arguments for and against
the contention that the criminal justice system discriminates against racial
and ethnic minority groups
 
Address the following in your
presentation:
 
·        
The criminal justice system’s
response to the public’s perception of ethnic and gender bias
·        
Whether the criminal justice
system discriminates against any group
·        
A contemporary issue or event
related to each of the two topics to support your arguments
 
Include detailed speaker notes.
Format your presentation consistent
with APA guidelines.


Mon.


10




 

 
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