Correctional Agencies

Required book: 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 12 and respond to the following Critical Thinking Questions. You will also respond to 2 of your peers: How are correctional agencies organized? Do you believe that a centralized approach to corrections (e.g., in the form of one unified correctional system) would be more effective than our fragmented approach? Discuss the difficulties of being incarcerated? What particular challenges do Native Americans face upon incarceration? Why is a concern for the multiculturalism of significance to probation and parole officers? What steps can be taken to address this concern? Discuss the evolution of diversity in corrections.Why is it important for correctional agencies to incorporate cultural diversity into their staff? The first deadline for posting is Tuesday, November 3rd 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 chapterAmnestyClemencyCommunity Corrections Conditional Release Discretionary Release Federal Bureau of Prisons Incarceration Indeterminate Sentencing Jail Mandatory ReleaseReprievesTechnical ViolationU.S. Probation and Pretrial Services SystemYour 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….”

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