Multiculturalism in correctional facilities poses challenges for staff to understand and tolerate diverse ideologies that may be contrary to the staff’s way of thinking. Countries in which citizens are members of diverse groups tend to be more punitive in nature than less diverse countries (McNamara & Burns, 2009).
After completing this week, you will be familiar with the following elements of ethnicity and corrections:
· Death penalty
· Correctional populations
· Minority overrepresentation
· Community corrections
· Correctional staff attitude toward cultural diversity