Diversity Issues In Criminal Justice _ Chapter 9.

Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice – Chapter 9

Required book: McNamara, R. H., & Burns, R. (2009). Multiculturalism in the criminal justice system. NewYork, NY: McGraw-Hill. (ISBN: 978-0-07-337994-4)

Please read Chapter 9 and respond to the following Critical Thinking Questions. You will also respond to 2 of your peers:

Do you think a geriatrics court would be helpful in the processing of elderly offender? Could it be used in a similar fashion as the juvenile justice system? Why or why not? What responsibility does the government have to provide comprehensive health care to elderly inmates? Should correctional agencies be forced to meet serious and chronic health care needs of elderly inmates, or should they be responsible only for routine care and emergencies? In what ways do you think the Baby Boomer generation will change the way the elderly are perceived? Is this characterization of Baby Boomers seen in a positive or negative light?

The first deadline for posting is Tuesday October 13th by 11:59 pm and the second deadline for responding to your classmates is Thursday afternoon by 12 pm. When responding to a student’s post, be sure to use and address the following:

Terms and Definitions from the chapter

Baby Boomers

Elder Abuse

Geriatric Court

Operationalization

Recidivism Rate

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….”