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NCJ Number: 152264 Find in a Library
Title: Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society
Author(s): R M Shusta; D R Levine; P R Harris; H Z Wong
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 479
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-554080-1
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In discussing strategies for police work in a diverse society, this book considers the impact of cultural diversity on law enforcement, training in cultural understanding for law enforcement, cultural specifics for law enforcement, response strategies to crimes motivated by hate/bias, and cultural effectiveness for peace officers.
Abstract: Part I introduces readers to the implications of a multicultural society for law enforcement, both within and outside the police agency. Chapters address the challenges of multicultural communities for law enforcement; the changing law enforcement agency as a microcosm of society; and multicultural representation in police recruitment, retention, and promotions. Part II presents information on multiple aspects of cultural awareness training and cross-cultural communication in law enforcement. Two chapters discuss the preparation and implementation of cultural awareness training and cross-cultural communication for law enforcement. Part III presents chapters on police contact with five cultural groups in the United States: Asian/Pacific Americans, African-Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Arab Americans and other Middle Eastern groups, and American Indians. Part IV contains three chapters that explain strategies for preventing, controlling, reporting, tracking, and investigating crimes that are based on hate or bias because of the victim's race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. Part V highlights some of the themes from previous chapters and discusses broad concepts of the peace officer and cultural diversity. Chapter summaries, discussion questions and issues, and references
Main Term(s): Police-minority relations
Index Term(s): Cross-cultural training; Ethnic groups; Hate Crimes; Minorities; Minority police
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