The purpose of this assignment is for you to collect insight about another persons perspective on race and justice in America. Identify someone you know (e.g., a relative, coworker, or friend) who has a view of racial issues and criminal justice that differs from your own.
Conversations do not consist solely of asking questions. Research your topic, and be prepared for an in-depth discussion. Make a list of questions to ask your selected person.
For this unit, you will not conduct the interview. You will submit a paper to include the items below.
Include a description of the person you intend to interview. Explain why you think he or she will be an excellent choice. Explain how you believe his or her views differ from yours.
Provide a list of at least 10 questions that you intend to ask.
Your questions should address the following topics, but make certain to word the questions in a less technical manner:
overall effectiveness and possible improvements of the criminal justice system,
role of race in criminal justice and the challenges it presents,
police-citizen relationships from a minority perspective,
relationship between race and domestic terrorism, and
recommendations to improve police-citizen interactions.
Looking forward: In Unit IV, you will conduct your interview and provide a summary. Please do not conduct your interview until after you have received feedback on your questions from the instructor.
Race and Ethnic Relations