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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice


OER Course Conversion Projects


        OER for PSC 202

       Police and Diversity




Week 1: Multicultural Communities: Challenges for Law Enforcement

Week 2: Multicultural Communities: Challenges for Law Enforcement

Week 3: The Changing Law Enforcement Agency

  • Lectures: Part 1 and Part 2

Week 4: Watch the Movie "Crash"

View the movie "Crash". It is not available through the library as a streaming video, but can be checked out of the library as a DVD (Location: DVD-300).

Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city. 

Week 5: Lecture 3: Parts 1 & 2: Multicultural Representation: Recruitment, Retention, Promotion

  • Part 1: Investigating Perceptions of Race and Ethnic Diversity among Prospective Police Officers 
    • This is from the John Jay Library. Access, using JJ login.. Article by Todak, Natalie ; Huff, Jessica ; James, Lois; Police Practice and Research, 03 September 2018, Vol.19(5), pp.490-504

  • Part 2:  Attracting Females and Racial/Ethnic Minorities to Law Enforcement 

    • Jordan, William T ; Fridell, Lorie ; Faggiani, Donald ; Kubu, Bruce. Journal of Criminal Justice, 2009, Vol.37(4), pp.333-341. "Using a national survey of law enforcement agencies, this study (1) measured agencies' ability to fill sworn positions, (2) identified the strategies used to attract and hire females and minorities, (3) measured agencies' success in filling sworn positions with females and minorities, and (4) measured through negative binomial regression the impact of agency strategies and agency/jurisdiction characteristics on levels of female and minority applications and hires.

Week 6: Cross Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement

Weeks 7, 8, 9: Review for Midterm, Midterm Exam and Spring Break

Week 10: Law Enforcement Contact with Specific Minority Groups

  • Lecture 5:

Week 11: Lecture 6, Parts 1 & 2: Multicultural Law Enforcement and Terrorism, Homeland Security

Week 12: Lecture 7, Parts 1 & 2: Hate/Bias Crimes: Victims, Laws, Investigations

Week 13: Lecture 8: Parts 1 & 2: Racial Profiling

Week 14: Lecture 9: Community Policing