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NCJ Number: 148305 Find in a Library
Title: Avoiding Racial Conflict: A Guide for Municipalities
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Community Relations Service
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is intended to aid municipalities in examining race relations in their communities, protecting the rights of citizens, promoting community tolerance and understanding, avoiding racial conflict, and using conflict resolution procedures to prevent problems from becoming major disturbances.
Abstract: The guidelines are based on nearly three decades of experience in helping resolve community conflict through noncoercive, third-party intervention. The manual notes that outbreaks of disorder are caused by two volatile community dynamics (perceived inequities and a lack of confidence in systems for redressing grievances) and a triggering incident. To avoid racial conflict, communities should make proactive efforts; use appropriate penalties; enact ordinances in areas such as civil rights, a human relations commission, hate crimes, fair housing, business policies, and voting rights. Municipalities should also ensure fair representation on boards and commissions and adopt appropriate internal and external policies and procedures. The Community Relations Service of the Department of Justice is also available to assist municipalities in implementing these guidelines. Addresses of regional and field offices
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Police-minority relations; Race relations
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