Interracial and Interethnic Conflict
More than fourdecades after the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “IHave Dream” speech, Americans are still struggling to achieve equality andpeace among people of different races and ethnicities. The criminal justicesystem is one of many arenas in which equality and peace still have not beenfully realized. The number of minorities in criminal justice professions isincreasing, perhaps due to mechanisms such as affirmative action and othernongovernmental initiatives. Interracial and interethnic conflicts, however,continue to create problems in criminal justice workplaces.
For thisDiscussion, you think about whether or not there is a continued need for thecriminal justice system to have mechanisms in place to ensure representation ofracial and ethnic minorities in criminal justice professions. Then, you thinkabout interracial and interethnic conflict among criminal justiceprofessionals, and you consider how these types of conflict could be addressed.
Post by Day 2 an explanation ofwhether or not there is a continued need for the criminal justice system tohave mechanisms in place to ensure representation of racial and ethnicminorities in criminal justice professions. Then explain one way the criminaljustice system might address interracial and interethnic conflict. Justify yourresponse with references to the literature and Learning Resources.
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- Course Text: InvestigatingDifference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice
- Chapter 7, “Exclusion,Inclusion, and Violence: Immigrants and Criminal Justice”
- Chapter 11, “Women’sDifference in the Criminal Justice System: Constructions of Victims,Offenders, and Workers”
- Chapter 22,“Reinvestigating Difference”
- Article:Jordan, W. T., Fridell, L., Faggiani, D., & Kubu, B. (2009).Attracting females and racial/ethnic minorities to law enforcement. Journalof Criminal Justice, 37(4), 333–341.
- Article: O’Neill,M., & Holdaway, S. (2007). Examining “window dressing”: Rhe views ofblack police associations on recruitment and training. Journal ofEthnic & Migration Studies, 33, 483–500.
- Article:Thompson, R. A. (2006). Black skin—Brass shields: Assessing the presumedmarginalization of black law enforcement executives. American Journalof Criminal Justice, 30(2), 163–177.
- Article: White,M. D. (2008). Identifying good cops early: Predicting recruit performancein the academy. Police Quarterly, 11(1), 27–49.
- Article:White, M. D., Cooper, J. A., Saunders, J., & Raganella, A. J. (2010).Motivations for becoming a police officer: Re-assessing officer attitudesand job satisfaction after six years on the street. Journal ofCriminal Justice, 38, 520–530.
- Article:Stokes, L. D., & Scott, J. F. (1996). Affirmative action and selectedminority groups in law enforcement. Journal of Criminal Justice,24(1), 29–38.
- Article: Tartaro,C., & Krimmel, J. T. (2003). The effect of race on criminal justicestudents’ career choices. American Journal of Criminal Justice,28(1), 109–124.