The absence of a proper understanding of diversity feeds into an already poor relationship between the criminal justice system and marginalized communities who often harbor fear and resentment towards the criminal justice system. This can be linked to the overall lack of diversity courses within criminal justice curriculums, as the absence of these courses leads to a lessened quality of education for criminal justice professionals and distrust from marginalized communities. The LGBT community exemplifies this, and its history and current relationship with the criminal justice system are presented in this study. While criminal justice education is successful in its endeavors to educate and prepare future criminal justice professionals, it lacks proper diversity courses that better prepare students to work with marginalized communities. Inspiration from criminal justice programs is used to produce solutions on how to properly incorporate diversity education into college criminal justice curriculums.
"Diversity in Criminal Justice Education,"
The Mid-Southern Journal of Criminal Justice: Vol. 20, Article 2.
Available at: https://mds.marshall.edu/msjcj/vol20/iss1/2