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Title: Training in Cultural Differences for Law Enforcement/Juvenile Justice Practitioners: Participant's Manual
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 281
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
Grant Number: 91-JN-CX-0002
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This cultural diversity training manual, developed for law enforcement and juvenile justice practitioners, contains four modules and a cultural diversity action plan.
Abstract: The first module identifies the professional benefits of cultural diversity training as increased safety, compliance with police agency directives, increased job satisfaction, fewer citizen complaints against the police, minimized risk against successful lawsuits, decreased paperwork and hearings associated with complaints and lawsuits, and increased community involvement and cooperation. The second module focuses on explaining the concept of culture and cultural divesity and on defining such terms as culture, subculture, values, prejudice, stereotyping, ethnocentrism, racism, discrimination, acculturation, and assimilation. The third module covers cross-cultural communication, with emphasis on components of effective communication, factors that impede the communication process, automatic actions people take when they witness an event, and communication styles. The fourth module delineates questions professionals should ask themselves when dealing with people from different cultural groups and provides information on how to respond effectively to encounters with people from different cultures. The cultural diversity action plan contains exercises on self-awareness, values, prejudice, communication, goals, and task management. Extensive appendixes to the training manual focus on juvenile courts, juvenile community programs, juvenile institutional workers, and law enforcement.
Main Term(s): Juvenile procedures training
Index Term(s): Course materials; Cross-cultural training; Cultural influences; Ethnic groups; Minority juvenile offenders; OJJDP grant-related documents; Police curriculum development; Police specialized training
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