Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
Required Textbook: McNamara, R. H., & Burns, R. (2009). Multiculturalism in the criminal justice system. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (ISBN: 978-0-07-337994-4).
Please read Chapter 6 (Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System) and respond to the following Critical Thinking Questions. You will also respond to 2 of your peers:
What role, if any, does casino gambling have on improving the lives of Native Americans? Is it really a solution to the problems relating to the poverty and unemployment that are characteristic of Native Americans? Should there be a separate system of justice for Native American tribes or should the federal government retain authority to hear all cases? Should there be a distinction between crimes committed on reservations and crime committed outside those areas, why? (Please support all answers with objective information from the chapter). Do you think Native Americans should have their own educational system, such as tribal colleges? Why or why not?
Note: When responding to a student’s post, be sure to use and address the following:
Terms and Definitions from the chapter
American Indian Movement
Indian Claims Commission
Office of Tribal Justice
Your responses should reach beyond a simple “I agree with what you are saying.” Please use the following to begin your post when responding to your peers:
“I learned from you that..”
“I appreciated how you explained….”