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NCJ Number: 136065 Find in a Library
Title: Community Involvement and Interagency Cooperation in the Prevention of Hate Crimes (From Bias Crime: The Law Enforcement Response, P 83-92, 1991, Nancy Taylor, ed. -- See NCJ-136058)
Author(s): T Ferry
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
Sale Source: University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of International Criminal Justice
1033 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Law enforcement agencies should work with other community agencies to develop effective programs to prevent bias-related crimes because both community involvement and interagency cooperation have crucial roles in this effort.
Abstract: Although each agency should design strategies that are tailored to its own situation, certain policy recommendations apply regardless of the agency's size. The first step should be to define the role and responsibilities of the law enforcement agency's leader. A written directive specifying operating policies and procedures should be established before undertaking external activities. To increase interagency cooperation in addressing hate crimes, law enforcement agencies should also receive thorough training in the subject, develop cooperative programs such as information exchange and training support, take part in a coordinating structure, and promote cooperation through department policies and procedures. They should also recognize that the criminal justice system includes not only the official agencies, but also the broader system involving public and private agencies and the legislature. Both systems must be involved in preventing hate crimes.
Main Term(s): Hate Crimes
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Interagency cooperation; Police crime-prevention; Police policies and procedures; Police policy development
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