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By Nicolas C. Mills
The Role of Diversity in the Criminal Justice System
The Nigerian born author Ola Joseph accurately stated, “Diversity is not about how we differ. It is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.”1 Diversity includes all the notable differences in a population. A group is diverse if different races, religions, genders, and life experiences are represented. Variety is a vital component that must be encouraged in the criminal justice system. Multiculturalism in the criminal justice system is vital because of the wide diversity in the “customers” served. Diversity in the criminal justice system is important for at least three reasons. First, a purer form of justice is achieved by eclectic groups. Second, multiculturalism allows the criminal justice system to be more understanding of people. Finally, exposure to various cultural influences gives practitioners a level of empathy and understanding that they cannot obtain anywhere else.
Diversity allows for a purer form of justice. Pure justice
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