Diversity in Criminal Justice
1. In a narrative format, discuss the reasons why Asians have been more accepted in the U.S. than other ethnic minorities.
2. In what ways is the indigenous justice paradigm in conflict with the principles of the traditional, adversarial American criminal justice system? In what ways do the principles of Native American justice complement more mainstream correctional initiatives?
3. If you had been forced away from your family, community, and culture (as Native children were until the mid-1980s) how might you have turned out differently? What would you have missed learning without your personal cultural influences?