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Title: National Bias Crimes Training for Law Enforcement and Victim Assistance Professionals: Participant's Handbook
Author(s): K A McLaughlin; K Brilliant; C Lang
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 326
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Education Development Ctr
Newton, MA 02160
Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council
Boston, MA 02108
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 92-DD-CX-K030
Sale Source: Education Development Ctr
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02160
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this curriculum is to familiarize law enforcement and other victim services personnel with the nature of bias crimes, appropriate actions to deter and respond to such crimes, and effective ways of assisting victims.
Abstract: Training sessions focus on the definition of bias crimes, roles of law enforcement and victim assistance professionals, bias crime indicators, victim trauma, the impact of the civil rights movement on law enforcement and victim assistance professionals, legal issues and legislation relevant to bias crimes, bias crime offenders, and cultural diversity. Training sessions also cover professional development for law enforcement (investigation, report writing, and documentation) and victim assistance professionals (counseling and advocacy). Innovative practices and community strategies to prevent bias crimes are described, and available resources to facilitate bias crime prevention are listed. 71 references
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Bias related violence; Course materials; Curriculum; Hate Crimes; Police specialized training; Racially motivated violence; Religiously motivated violence; Victim services; Violence prevention
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