Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Robert D. Hanser,Michael Gomila

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132155977

Category: Law

Page: 410

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This contemporary text addresses a wide range of diverse groups in society as they relate to the criminal justice system. Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System, 1e, is the contemporary text that addresses diversity and multicultural issues in the policing, judicial, correctional, and juvenile justice segments of the criminal justice system. This text contains numerous visual aids that showcase data that is current and relevant. Unlike the competition, this text is comprehensive in its portrayal of various minority groups, addresses the issues from a systemic view of criminal justice, is practitioner-driven, and is well organized. Teaching and Learning Experience This book fulfills the need for a thorough and up-to-date text on multicultural issues facing criminal justice practitioners. It provides: Comprehensive content: Students will learn about multiculturalism in a manner that has both breadth and depth U p-to-date coverage of multi - cultural issues facing criminal justice practitioners : Examines perspectives from the practitioner, offender, and victim vantage point Exceptional pedagogical tools and support for flexible approaches to teaching and learning:Encourages students to develop critical thinking skills with numerous examples and exercises, and makes class preparation quick and easy with innovative features for instructors

Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Ronald Burns,Robert McNamara

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System provides an overview of the problems and promises of cultural diversity in the criminal justice system. Not only does this text discuss the different minority groups as they relate to law enforcement officers, it also explores the interactions within the courts and correctional agencies, noting the unique problems and issues each minority group faces. Unlike many other texts, it also covers how multiculturalism affects officials working within the criminal justice system.

Multicultural Issues in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Marsha Tarver,Steven Douglas Walker,Harvey Wallace

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Multicultural Issues in the Criminal Justice System is the only book to completely address diversity issues for every aspect of the criminal justice system. This book seeks to define and characterize the dynamics of cross-cultural interaction and to provide an explanation of the circumstances that have brought American criminal justice into the 21st century. Summarizing historical and cultural issues while relating them to the emergence of the modern criminal justice system, the book gives a global overview of the issues affecting both victims and professionals in the criminal justice system. For anyone interested in criminology or criminal justice, and the multicultural issues that arise in the field.

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

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Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781617446450

Category: Education

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Richter ohne Gesetz

Islamische Paralleljustiz gefährdet unseren Rechtsstaat

Author: Joachim Wagner

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843701512

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Muslimische Friedensrichter tragen keine Robe und haben keine juristische Ausbildung. Und doch sind sie Schlüsselfiguren einer islamischen Paralleljustiz, die das deutsche Rechtssystem zunehmend aushebelt. Gemeinsam mit deutschen Strafverteidigern setzen sie durch, dass Messerstecher, Betrüger und Mörder straflos bleiben. Polizei und Gerichte schauen den Machenschaften ohnmächtig zu. Joachim Wagner beschreibt spektakuläre Fälle und enthüllt, wie unsere Justiz vor einer fremden Rechtskultur kapituliert. Friedensrichter klingt nach einem ehrbaren Beruf. Doch unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit und sogar der Justiz hat sich in muslimisch geprägten Einwanderervierteln eine islamische Paralleljustiz etabliert. In den Verhandlungen zwischen den Täter- und Opferfamilien geht es oft alles andere als friedlich zu: Um Schulden einzutreiben oder die Gegenseite einzuschüchtern wird erpresst, geprügelt und geschossen und selbst mit Mord gedroht. Sind sich Täter und Opfer einig, wird die Strafjustiz massiv behindert. Richter erleben regelmäßig, dass sich Opfer und Zeugen schlagartig an nichts mehr erinnern, frühere Aussagen bagatellisieren oder Aussagen vor Gericht verweigern. Dadurch wird das Strafmonopol des deutschen Rechtsstaates systematisch unterlaufen. Joachim Wagner hat intensiv recherchiert. Er hat Strafakten analysiert und ausführlich Kriminalbeamte, Staatsanwälte, Richter, Strafverteidiger, Streitschlichter und Islamwissenschaftler interviewt. Sein Buch ist auch ein Justizkrimi, der in eine verborgene Welt führt: Es schildert die rätselhaften Rituale von Familien- und Stammesfehden und die Machtkämpfe von kriminellen arabischen und türkischen Clans.

Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Author: Robert McNamara,Ronald Burns

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190642631

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Multiculturalism, Crime, and Criminal Justice 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.

Race and Criminal Justice

Author: Hindpal Singh Bhui

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857026801

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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'The social landscape of 'race' and 'ethnicity' within contemporary Britain has become increasingly diverse and complex. The old, exclusive research emphasis in criminology on the outcomes of social inequalities and policies is now challenged by an appreciation of how race and ethnicity are constructed and other theoretical perspectives. This collection of papers will introduce students to these subjects, and do so usefully by addressing contemporary themes that must be given attention by criminologists.' - Professor Simon Holdaway, University of Sheffield 'This collection provides useful and up-to-date information on the response of police, prosecution, prisons and probation services to the challenges of increasing ethnic diversity. It is an excellent source for students and practitioners concerned with reforming policy and improving practice.' - Professor David J. Smith, University of Edinburgh & London School of Economics This text delivers a comprehensive overview of race and ethnicity across the criminal justice system. It unpacks terms such as 'race', 'diversity' and 'multiculturalism' to equip students with a thorough understanding of this complex subject area. Featuring chapters by leading experts, Race and Criminal Justice provides a specialist introduction to each area of the criminal justice system, including police, prosecution, prisons and probation. It also features stimulating discussion of contemporary issues, such as criminal justice responses to refugees and asylum seekers, and the experiences of Muslims within the criminal justice system post-9/11 and 7/7. Each chapter follows a consistent structure, offering: " an overview of key theories relating to the study of race, ethnicity and criminal justice " analysis of research, policy and practice " chapter summaries and further reading to support understanding.

Diversity Studies

Grundlagen und disziplinäre Ansätze

Author: Gertraude Krell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593384787

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Diversity – Vielfalt, Differenz – ist zu einem zentralen Thema gesellschaftlicher und wissenschaftlicher Auseinandersetzung geworden. Dabei wird in Diversity ein Potenzial gesehen, das es nicht zuletzt aus Gründen der Effizienz zu nutzen gilt. Mit Fokus auf Geschlecht, Alter und Ethnie werden in diesem Band Theorieansätze innerhalb dieser Forschungsrichtung vorgestellt und gezeigt, welche Anregungen sie für den praktischen Umgang mit sozialer und kultureller Vielfalt liefern.

Investigating Difference

Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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Investigating Difference is the first book to provide an overview of such a broad range of diverse groups within the criminal justice system. It encompasses the full spectrum from cultural, gender and religious diversity, to the diversity presented by individuals in disadvantaged aged categories, with physical and mental disabilities, and from immigrant backgrounds. Groups perceived as different are presented in the context of not only offenders and victims, but as service-providers. The book presents issues of difference in a balanced social and historical context. The authors represent an expansive and diverse group of leading educators, researchers, and criminal justice professionals. Together, they show readers how the power and the powerless form an essential framework for understanding the relationship between the criminal justice system and those members categorized as different. This book will help some, many for the first time, confront the consequences of difference, and the reality that someone else may have defined both the difference and the consequence. Readers will be shown how some categories carry privilege and responsibility, while other categories carry burden and/or rejection. For anyone interested in the criminal justice system with regard to diversity and multicultural issues.

Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics

The British Experience

Author: Tahir Abbas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136959599

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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The expression of an Islamic political radicalism in Britain has been one of the most dramatic developments in recent decades. Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics explores the nature of this phenomenon by analysing the origins of Islam and its historical contact with Western Europe and Britain, and the emergence of Islamic political radicalism in the Muslim world and in the West. Tahir Abbas draws on historical analysis and contemporary case studies to explore the post-war immigration and integration of Muslim groups, the complex relations that exist between a secular liberal Britain and a diverse but multifaceted Islam, and the extent of social and economic inequalities that affect Muslims as individual citizens and in local area communities. He shows how violent extremism among British Muslims is in reality influenced by a range of issues, including the factors of globalisation and contemporary politics, media and culture. Analysing and dissecting public policy, Abbas offers suggestions for tackling the major social, political and economic questions facing British Muslims in the post-7/7 era. An important contribution to the study of religion, ‘race’ and ethnicity in modern Britain, this accessible work will be of interest to anyone working in the field of Islamic studies, sociology and political radicalism. Cover design by Mahtab Hussain, www.mahtabhussain.com

Zoopolis

Eine politische Theorie der Tierrechte

Author: Sue Donaldson,Will Kymlicka

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734326

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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Massentierhaltung, Fleischskandale, Tierversuche – unser Umgang mit Tieren ist längst kein Nischenthema mehr, für das sich lediglich Aktivisten oder Ethiker interessieren, sondern steht im Fokus breiter öffentlicher Debatten. Allerdings konzentrieren sich die Diskussionen zumeist auf Fragen der Moral, darauf, welche moralischen Rechte und Interessen wir Tieren aufgrund ihrer Eigenschaften und Fähigkeiten – zum Beispiel Schmerzen zu empfinden – zuschreiben müssen und welche moralischen Pflichten sich daraus für uns ergeben. Sue Donaldson und Will Kymlicka gehen weit darüber hinaus und behaupten, dass Tiere auch politische Rechte haben. Im Rückgriff auf avancierte Theorien der Staatsbürgerschaft argumentieren sie dafür, ihnen neben unverletzlichen Grundrechten einen je gruppenspezifischen politischen Status zuzusprechen. Das heißt konkret: Bürgerrechte für domestizierte Tiere, Souveränität für Gemeinschaften von Wildtieren sowie ein »Stammgastrecht« für jene, die zwar nicht domestiziert sind, aber in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zu uns leben. »Zoopolis« macht auf so kluge wie eindringliche Weise ernst mit der Tatsache, dass wir mit den Tieren untrennbar verbunden sind. Elegant und keineswegs nur für Spezialisten geschrieben, entwirft es eine neue, folgenreiche Agenda für das künftige Zusammenleben mit diesen Geschöpfen, denen wir mehr schulden als unser Mitleid. Das Tier, so sagt dieses Buch, ist ein genuin politisches Wesen. Wir schulden ihm auch Gerechtigkeit.

Criminal Justice

A Brief Introduction

Author: Frank Schmalleger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130933508

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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"Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction" uses real-life stories throughout that are designed to capture and sustain the attention of its readers, helping them achieve a meaningful and comprehensive understanding of its concepts. It explores how the criminal justice system balances individual rights (freedom) with the need for public order (safety). It explores the new environment of the ongoing threat of domestic terrorism; with its updated research and statistics, this edition is "the" most timely and relevant resource available. Real-life examples of current issues and topics in the criminal justice system round out comprehensive coverage of criminology, multiculturalism, crime reporting, criminal law, policing, adjudication and the court system, and the corrections system. With its comprehensive appendices and online resource guide, this book is an excellent reference for those involved in the criminal justice system.

Multicultural Hawaiʻi

The Fabric of a Multiethnic Society

Author: Michael Haas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815323778

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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This collection of original essays provides detailed analyses of multicultural approaches to a multiethnic reality and how multiculturalism holds together the fabric of society in the Aloha State. Each contributor notes that a considerable number of ethnic groups take pride in their cultural heritage, speak the language of their ancestors, have developed a unique local culture, and coexist with those who are part of a mainland culture. That Hawai'i is a case of successful multiculturalism is also evidenced by a high rate of cross-ethnic inter-marriage, a lack of group scapegoating, and an absence of recent ethnic violence. That Hawai'i has serious economic, political, and social problems is undeniable, but the manner in which they are addressed is a lesson to other parts of the world. Index. Bibliography.

Women, Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Author: LaVerne McQuiller Williams,Feminist Press

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558614864

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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A special issue of WSQ looks at women and crime--as offenders, victims, and criminal justice professionals.

Multiculturalism and Religious Identity

Canada and India

Author: Sonia Sikka,Lori G. Beaman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773592210

Category: Religion

Page: 410

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How, and to what extent, can religion be included within commitments to multiculturalism? Multiculturalism and Religious Identity addresses this question by examining the political recognition and management of religious identity in Canada and India. In multicultural policy, practice, and literature, religion has until recently not been included within broader discussions of multiculturalism, perhaps due to worries of potential for conflict with secularism. This collection undertakes a contemporary analysis of how the Canadian and Indian states each approach religious diversity through social and political policies, as well as how religion and secularism meet both philosophically and politically in contested public space. Although Canada and India have differing political and religious histories - leading to different articulations of multiculturalism, religious diversity, and secularism - both countries share a commitment to ensuring fair treatment for the different religious communities they include. Combining broader theoretical and normative reflections with close case studies, Multiculturalism and Religious Identity leads the way to addressing these timely issues in the Canadian and Indian contexts.

Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education

Author: JoAnn Phillion,Ming Fang He,F. Michael Connelly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237786

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.