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NCJ Number: NCJ 180808     Find in a Library
Title: Responding to Hate Crimes: A Roll Call Training Video for Police Officer's Instructor's Guide
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Stephen Wessler
Corporate Author: Community Research Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2000
Page Count: 19
  Annotation: Designed to accompany "Responding to Hate Crimes: A Roll Call Training Video for Police Officers," this instructor's guide poses questions that police officers frequently ask about hate crimes and provides sample answers, followed by additional training for officers on the identification of bias indicators.
Abstract: The 20-minute video covers major steps in responding to and investigating potential hate crimes; it is intended to be shown either in one session or in two or three shorter segments. The material in the instructor's guide is intended to supplement the video with up to 30 minutes of additional instruction. The guide first presents 12 questions frequently asked by police officers regarding their response to hate crimes; each question is followed by a sample answer. Among the questions are: "Why do we need to be trained in responding to hate crimes?" "Are prosecutors going to take hate crimes seriously?"; "What good does training do if our State does not have hate crime laws?"; "Do hate crime laws protect whites?"; and "Why should hate crime laws protect someone like a gay or lesbian who chooses to be in a minority group by deciding to be homosexual?" The concluding section of the book indicates how to identify a crime as a hate crime. Among the indicators are racial, ethnic, gender, and cultural differences between perpetrator and victim; comments, written statements, and gestures; drawings, markings, symbols, and graffiti; the involvement of an organized hate group or its members; and previous bias crimes/incidents. Case illustrations are provided to assist officers in analyzing bias indicators.
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Investigative techniques ; Police services for victims ; Police legal training ; Hate Crimes ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Contract Number: 95-DD-BX-K001
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

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United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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