JADM300 Full Course (June 2018) (No Midterm & Final Exam)

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

Week 1 discussion

DQ1 THE ROLE OF LAW IN MAINTAINING DIFFERENCE

Identify how the law creates difference, and how can it ameliorate the negative consequences of difference.

DQ2 OVERLAP AND INTERSECT OF DIFFERENCE

Identify how differences overlap and intersect.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

Week 2 discussion

DQ1 SOCIAL CLASS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Examine the link between social class and crime. How could an immigrant’s legal authority to be in this country have an impact on the social class of such people?

DQ2 NATIVE AMERICANS

Trace the history of the Native American experience in “America” and the impact of the criminal Justice system.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

Week 3 discussion

DQ 1 CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM-AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Discuss the over-representation of African-American people in the criminal justice system.

DQ2 LATINOS AND ASIAN-AMERICANS

Trace the migration of Latinos and of Asian-Americans, looking at the growth of each group in the United States, as well as its impact on the criminal justice system.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

Week 4 discussion

DQ1 WOMEN IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Discuss the impact of women as offenders, victims, and criminal justice service providers, including how age can have an impact on their experiences.

DQ2 GAYS & LESBIANS – CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Explore how gays and lesbians impact the criminal justice system, including how age can have an impact on their experiences.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

Week 5 discussion

DQ1 JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND THE DISABLED

Identify how changes in society have impacted juveniles and the disabled.

DQ2 RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Trace the history of religious difference in America.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

Week 6 discussion

DQ1 IMMIGRATION ISSUES AS A THREAT TO SOCIETY

Identify issues posed by illegal immigration that might be a threat to American society.

DQ2 INJUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

Explore racial, ethnic, and gender bias in the courts and the issue of wrongful convictions.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

Week 7 discussion

DQ1 THE EFFECT OF LAWS AND TRAINING

Outline the development of laws related to protecting civil rights, and identify how training can make a difference in law enforcement so as to develop effective strategies to improve social justice.

DQ2 CRIME VICTIMS AND JUSTICE WORKERS

Identify the sources of conflict between victims and justice workers to develop effective strategies to improve social justice.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

Week 8 discussion

LOOKING AHEAD

Class, looking back over the Course Objectives for this course, what are you looking forward to learning more about throughout your education and career?

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

WEEK 1 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Students need to select a topic from one of those listed in the Course Project Overview. See the Course Project Overview under Introduction & Resources for instructions. Generate a topic involving difference and the criminal justice process. For this one-page assignment, a student also has to explain what she or he expects to find after having done research and written the paper.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

WEEK 2 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Submit the Week 2 Writing Assignment. For this two page assignment, students need to submit an introduction, conclusion, and list of five references. An introduction provides a short overview of the points that the student will make in the paper. A conclusion refers back to the points that the student raised in the paper. References need to come from peer-reviewed sources – that is, sources where content has been reviewed by editors knowledgeable in the subject matter to evaluate the validity of the content. In general, a publication with “Journal” in the title would be a likely example of a peer-reviewed source.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

WEEK 3 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Submit the Week 3 Writing Assignment by the end of the week.

Students need to select submit arguments “for” and “against” the topic each had selected at the end of Week 1. Students need to write 5–6 pages for this assignment to qualify for the possibility of earning the full points designated for this activity.

See the Course Project Overview under Introduction & Resources for instructions.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

WEEK 4 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Submit the Week 4 Writing Assignment by the end of the week.

Students need to submit their views on the topic, basing those views on the research that the student engaged in previous weeks. Students need to write 1–2 pages for this assignment to qualify for the possibility of earning the full points designated for this activity.

See the Course Project Overview under Introduction and Resources for instructions.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

WEEK 5 WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Submit the Week 5 Writing Assignment by the end of the week.

Students need to submit a rough draft of the Course Project – which entails combining all prior writing assignment work into a coherent whole. This draft should come as close as possible to meeting the 10-page requirement for the final submission to qualify for the possibility of earning the full points designated for this activity.

See the Course Project Overview under Introduction and Resources for instructions.

JADM 300 (Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems)

WEEK 6 COURSE PROJECT – FINAL VERSION DUE

Submit the Week 6 Writing Assignment by the end of the week.

Students need to submit the final version of the Course Project, which incorporates all prior writing assignment work. To increase the chances of earning all the points designated for this activity, the final version has to meet all of the assignment’s requirements, including but not limited to providing a 10-page document, exclusive of title page and bibliography.

See the Course Project Overview under Introduction and Resources for the grading rubric and instructions.

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