1) In the year 2075, an American college student walks into a church and carries out shooting. He killed the priest and other people who belonged to the church. He was arrested, and upon investigation found that the church conducted a marriage of Chinese community the previous day. He has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. The event might sound like a fiction. However, the current trend gives a clear idea about the future forecast on the criminal-justice system where diversity of, tolerance and diversity are on the real threat as young American minds are not able to resist the fact that 'outsiders' or non-origin Americans play a major role in nation's growth, and they are equal players in the nation's growth and, therefore, their presence needs to be tolerated (Ritter, “Preparing for the Future: Criminal Justice in 2040”).
2) There are two methods, which would help to forecast the future of criminal justice. They are qualitative and quantitative methods. The term 'quantitative' it gives a fair idea that it involves traditional methods of using data and samples in order to forecast the future. These methods never live up to the expectations on most times the predictions turn void. In contrast, the qualitative method provides better results. It involves various levels of forecasting the future. Some of these methods include environmental scanning, Delphi technique and scenario writing. Hence, the future forecast of the criminal-justice system is best viewed through the qualitative method (Canada.ca, "Predicting Crime: The review of Research").
3) The racial profiling, hate crimes and immigration have already made a big impact in the current American society. It has shown a major threat to the core aspect of multiculturalism that exists in the American society. The young Americans today are easily misled by exaggerated news reports as well as hate speeches made by hard-core American leaders who end up in the rise of hate-related crimes that has become a big challenge for the criminal-justice system (Shusta, “Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society”).
4) There is a clear methodology to set a future course on Multiculturalism and Criminal Justice, and it is going to be based on the existing courses as well as courses covered in the past one decade. In Multiculturalism, the topics should include Traditional and Non-Origin Americans, America as a Multi-Racial Society, Responsibilities of young children in a Multicultural America and All Americans are Americans in America. In Criminal Justice, few of the existing topics should be added, which include Process and Procedures of Criminal Law, Issues in the Criminal-Justice System as well as new topics which are Domestic Violence against Non-Americans, Approaches to solve Racial Discrimination and Community Gathering for All Americans. These courses should be structured in such a way where there are monthly scores for assignments based on real time events, which would improve the grading (New Mexico Highlands University, "Undergraduate-level courses, in alphabetical order").
5) In order to identify the future of the criminal-justice system, it is very evident that the process needs to be based on the current crime statistics. As technology makes a huge impact in the lives of orderly people, it also creates a major impact on criminals who enjoy challenging the criminal-justice system time and again. The technology needs to be applied completely to stop crimes, especially by those involve themselves on hate-related crimes in the future. Respect to all human beings will be the need for the future. Hence, the criminal-justice system should adapt itself to changing times in order to ensure a secure future.
"Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society". Shusta, Robert. 2005. Web. Accessed on 24 July 2015.
“Preparing for the Future: Criminal Justice in 2040”. Ritter, Nancy. 2015. Web. Accessed on 24 July 2015.
"Predicting Crime: The review of Research". Canada.ca. 2015. Web. Accessed on 24 July 2015.
"Undergraduate-level courses, in alphabetical order". New Mexico Highlands University. 2015. Web. Accessed on 24 July 2015.