Diversity in the team members in the criminal justice agency is of great value and importance, which can be considered from the fact that it paves the way to devotions as well as unbiased point of views and opinions to the cause of justice in order to ensure ethical and adequate participation of the all the members of teams. There is a need of more individuals of color who are serving as judges, police officers, defenders of the public, and most essentially prosecutors. In the police department, training on cultural diversity is required because of the tensions arising in the relations of police minority (Barlow & Barlow, 1993). The background, viewpoint, and the talent of different individuals in the criminal justice agency are important for making informed and balanced decisions. Their presence is also essential for ensuring that the criminal laws are applied fairly and equally to all people. Diversity in prosecutors helps in ensuring protection, for ensuring fairness in charging and in bargaining decisions that do not take in front of all; rather they take place behind the doors that are closed. The team diversity in criminal law agencies is also significant for meeting the financial obligations of individuals and letting them live a normal life by paying them sufficient salaries. Diversity helps in recognizing the fact that the personnel associated with the criminal justice should be compensated in better manner. But, a fact is that the compensation provided to the employees of criminal justice agencies is very poor, which is driving them away from the system of criminal justice, and they are not performing their duties in an effectual manner. In order to strengthen the confidence of public, diversity should be encouraged in teams in the criminal justice agencies.
Barlow, D.E., & Barlow, M.H. (1993). Cultural Diversity Training in Criminal Justice: A Progressive Or Conservative Reform? Social Justice, 20 (¾), 69-84