Issues In Diversity

This course provides students with an introduction to diverse and intersecting social identities, faiths and cultures. In the context of law enforcement, students will learn strategies for effectively engaging and supporting members of marginalized communities. Concepts such as culture, ethnicity, race, discrimination and implicit bias are explored with a view to addressing issues such as racial profiling. Students are introduced to societal factors and learn how they impact and intersect with various communities. Students will examine and engage with concepts surrounding community policing in the context of equity, diversity and inclusions. Laws which influence the protection of or discrimination against various communities are also explored. Students will also learn about the shared history of Indigenous Peoples and Canada, including the impacts of and connections between colonization and the overrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples in the criminal justice system.