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Competency
In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency:
Explain how cultural differences and diversity influence professional practice in criminal justice
Scenario
The American Bar Association (ABA) has sent an email to your organization looking for a presentation that pitches ideas for a “360-degree view” installation at the new museum in Chicago. This installation will focus on the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s, with a specific focus on how diversity can influence professional practices—both individual and systemic—in criminal justice. Your immediate supervisor is interested in pitching an idea for your team, and she has asked you to create a presentation that highlights the theme of diverse people struggling both with and within the criminal justice system.
Directions
Installation Ideas
You will present your pitch research in a presentation format of your choosing. Numerous issues listed below are encompassed in the Sharanda Jones case. For the issues not related to the case, consider how they will fit into an installation; consider using a “What if . . . ?” slide that explores how it might have been different if she had been white, mentally ill, or otherwise different for each factor you’ve been asked to include.
Describe how policing is affected by a lack of cultural competence in both systemic and individual biases. Include commentary on the following issues in relation to cultural bias:
“Overpolicing” certain races or ethnicities
Militarization of police
Field decisions
Other issues of diversity:
Mental illness
LGBTQ+
Describe how courts are affected by a lack of cultural competence in both systemic and individual biases. Include commentary on the following issues in relation to cultural bias:
Discrepancies related to drug crime sentencing
Bail
Discrepancies related to socioeconomic status
Discrepancies related to death-penalty sentencing
Other issues of diversity:
Mental illness
LGBTQ+
Describe how corrections is affected by a lack of cultural competence in both systemic and individual biases. Include commentary on the following issues in relation to cultural bias:
Geography and female prisons
Medical issues (e.g., Sharanda Jones’s mother)
Lack of oversight in private prisons
Placement of transgendered people
Male corrections officers in female prisons
Treatment of mentally ill, disabled, pregnant, etc.
Explain the need for diversity in the recruitment of criminal justice professionals. Include commentary on the following issues in relation to cultural bias:
Current demographic information related to diversity
Gender equity
The importance of mirroring society
What to Submit
To complete this project, you must submit the following:
Installation Ideas
Your installation ideas can be presented through whatever medium best suits your needs, including a portfolio of text and pictures, a video presentation in which you explain your ideas as if you were in a face-to-face meeting, or a presentation with speaker notes or voice over.
Supporting Materials
The following resource(s) may help support your work on the project:
Reading: Two Key Justice Reforms
This page on the ABA website discusses the ABA’s focus on criminal justice reform.
Website: Coca-Cola Timeline Installation
This link opens an image of a timeline installation like the one you’ve been asked by the ABA to conceptualize. It’s provided to aid your understanding of the final product.
Text descriiption of website: A picture of a wall with a timeline running across it horizontally. Above and below the line are different-sized pictures and text to show chronological placement.
Reading: New Reforms Bypass Dallas Inmate Sentenced to Life for First Drug Arrest
This article explains details of the Sharanda Jones case.
Reading: From a First Arrest to a Life Sentence
This article explains details of the Sharanda Jones case.

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