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Diversity and First Nations

This course provides students with introductory knowledge about diverse populations, faiths and cultures. In the context of law enforcement, students will be provided tips on dealing with various victimized persons and the mentally ill. Basic concepts such as culture, ethnicity, race, and discrimination are explored with a view to preventing racial profiling. Students are exposed to societal factors that contribute to crime or stereotypes among various populations. Students will reinforce concepts surrounding community policing in the context of diversity. Laws which influence the protection or discrimination of various communities are also explored. Students will be provided introductory knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. Topics include history, socio-economic issues, beliefs, treaties, residential schools and the criminal justice system.