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    Cultural Diversity in the Criminal Justice Paradigm

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    What correctional policies can be created from the principles of restorative justice (based on indigenous justice principles)? Are these values more compatible with some offenses than others? More appropriate for some types of offenders than others?

    Can you explain why juveniles of color have higher rates of contact with the police than white youths? Support your answer with evidence.

    Although studies reveal that African-American, Hispanic, and Native American youth are treated more harshly than white youth at several stages of the juvenile justice process (even after the seriousness of the offense and the offender's prior juvenile record are taken into consideration), they do not tell us why these disparities occur. How would you explain these differences? Support your reasoning with evidence.

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    A good correctional policy that can be created based on the principles of restorative justice, would be a policy in which individuals that have been convicted of the murder of another individual, would have to compensate the loved ones and or dependence of the individual for the duration of their sentence. If the convicted individuals were given a life sentence, then any and all payments that were received from a prison job would be deferred to the victim's family. This policy would help to offset the terrible financial burden that families can experience from the loss of a working family member, due to violent crime. Another good correctional policy that could be created based on the principles of restorative justice, is a policy in which individuals who are convicted ...