Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society / Edition 6

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Overview

Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society, 6e is designed for use in criminal justice and social/behavioral science courses, as well as law enforcement in-service training classes and police academies. The textbook is also directly applicable in colleges, university and vocational programs offering emergency services for: police, fire and rescue, emergency medical, emergency management, 911, military as well as civil emergency services.

This comprehensive, student-friendly text, like no other on the market, is designed for students who will become part of a diverse workforce and who, in their future careers, will encounter citizens from many backgrounds.

Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society, 6e, addresses topics of key concern to criminal justice and emergency service professionals, including cultural awareness, prejudice, bias, racial profiling, hate and bias crimes, and cross-cultural communication. It covers issues of workforce diversity such as the recruitment and retention of minorities. The content deepens readers' understanding of many demographic groups in our nation’s multicultural population, broadly focusing on ethnicity, race, culture and sexual orientation as well as on other societal sub-groups, including immigrants, refugees, homeless, mentally ill and gangs. The book also addresses multicultural issues that relate to terrorism, homeland security and disaster preparedness. The information and insights contained in the text will no doubt contribute to the increasing need for professionalism required of law enforcement in responding to multicultural diversity issues. Using examples from case studies and established guidelines within law enforcement, the text focuses squarely on the contact police officers and civilian employees have with the community, emphasizing the importance of cultural awareness, understanding, and respect. In adopting this textbook, instructors will have access to a complete learning package designed to stimulate students' higher levels thinking and awareness.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This book serves as a focused roadmap for law enforcement with its comprehensive look at the impact of cross-cultural and diversity challenges within the criminal justice field. It provides:

  • Extensive, in-depth coverage: the scope sets this text apart from its competitor
  • Culture-specific chapters: exposes readers to an understanding of cultural, racial and ethnic groups without relying on stereotypical descriptions
  • Complete learning package: makes course preparation and learning easier
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133483307
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/5/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 225,356
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Shusta, Captain ret., MPA, served over 27 years in law enforcement, and retired as a Captain at the Concord, California, Police Department. He has been a part-time instructor at numerous colleges and universities in northern California and at police academies. He is a graduate of the 158th FBI National Academy and the 4th California Command College conducted by POST. He served on state commissions responsible for developing and recommending to POST guidelines, policy, and training on cultural awareness and crimes motivated by hate.

Deena R. Levine, MA, has been providing consulting and training to organizations in both the public and private sectors since 1983. She is the principal of Deena Levine & Associates, a firm specializing in cross-cultural and communication workplace training as well as global business consulting. She and her associates, together with representatives from community organizations, have provided programs to police departments, focusing on cross-cultural and human relations. She worked at the Intercultural Relations Institute, formerly at Stanford University, developing multicultural workforce training for managers and supervisors. She wrote an additional widely used text on the cultural aspects of communication, entitled Beyond Language: Cross-Cultural Communication (Regents/Prentice Hall).

Herbert Z. Wong, PhD, an organizational psychologist, provides cultural awareness and diversity training to law enforcement officers on local, state, and federal levels nationwide. He is President of Herbert Z. Wong & Associates, a management consulting firm to over 300 businesses, universities, government agencies, and corporations, specializing in multicultural management and workforce diversity. In 1990, Dr. Wong co-founded and was President of the National Diversity Conference, which became the Society for Human Resource Management’s Workplace Diversity Conference. He developed and provided the national Training-of-Trainers programs for the seven-part Valuing Diversity videotape series used in over 4,000 organizations worldwide. In addition, Dr. Wong has written extensive papers and publications on workforce diversity and multicultural leadership issues.

Aaron T. Olson, M.Ed., is a criminal justice instructor at Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, where he teaches police, courts, criminal investigations, cooperative education, and cultural diversity courses. He designed the first cultural diversity course and curriculum for the college’s criminal justice program in 2001. Outside of academia he is an organization and training consultant, specializing in multicultural training workshops for law enforcement, corrections, telecommunications, fire services, and medical professionals. He is a retired Oregon State Police patrol sergeant and shift supervisor with 26 years police experience in communications, recruiting, and patrol assignments. He has also instructed at Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, teaching recruit, supervision, mid-management and executive management courses. He established and still delivers public safety workshops to immigrants and refugees at the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), and has written instructor manuals and textbooks dealing with workforce diversity, leadership, communications, and train-the-trainer instructor courses.

Philip R. Harris, PhD, is a management psychologist with extensive experience in both the criminal justice system and cross-cultural studies. President of Harris International, Ltd., in La Jolla, California, he is author/editor of approximately 43 volumes, including Managing Cultural Differences (7th ed., Butterworth-Heinemann), Managing the Knowledge Culture (HRD Press) and The New Work Culture (2nd ed., HRD Press). A global consultant to over 200 systems, he has had as law enforcement clients the California POST Command College, the Office of Naval Research/USMC Corrections Officers, the U.S. Customs Service, the District of Columbia Police Department, and the Philadelphia Police Department Dr. Harris is listed in Who’s Who in America.

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Preface

This second edition of Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society is a tribute to all our readers who enthusiastically received the original work. It is a textbook for police departments and academies, colleges, and universities. It is also designed to assist all levels of criminal justice representatives in understanding the pervasive influences of culture, race, and ethnicity in the workplace and in multicultural communities. The text again focuses on the cross-cultural contact that police officers and civilian employees have with citizens, victims, suspects, and coworkers from diverse backgrounds. This second edition also includes new or expanded material on the following: hate crimes; community-based policing; undocumented immigrants and immigrant women; urban dynamics; women, gays, and lesbians in law enforcement; and a substantial discussion of racial profiling. We include updated demographic data using the most current population estimates and projections available to date.

Throughout these pages, we stress the need for awareness, understanding of cultural differences, and respect toward those of different backgrounds. We encourage all representatives of law enforcement to examine preconceived notions they might hold of particular groups. We outline for police executives why they should build awareness and promote cultural understanding and tolerance within their agencies.

An increasing number of leaders in law enforcement agencies and their employees have accepted the premise that greater cross-cultural competency must be a key objective of all management and professional development. Demographicchanges have had a tremendous impact not only on the types of crimes committed but also on the composition of the law enforcement workforce and the people with whom officers make contact. To be effective, police executives must understand the diversity in their workforces and in their changing communities. Professionalism today includes the need for greater consideration across cultures and improved communication with members of diverse groups.

In an era when news is processed and accessed immediately, the public is exposed almost daily to instances of cross-cultural and interracial contact between law enforcement agents and citizens. So, too, have community members become increasingly sophisticated and critical with regard to how members of diverse cultural and racial groups are treated by public servants. Employees of police departments and other agencies entrusted with law enforcement find that they are now serving communities that carefully observe them and hold them accountable for their actions.

This new edition has been updated and expanded to provide practical information and guidelines for law enforcement managers, supervisors, officers, and instructors. With cross-cultural knowledge, sensitivity, and tolerance, those who are charged with the responsibility of peacekeeping will improve their image while demonstrating greater professionalism, within the changing multicultural workforce and community.

Robert M. Shasta, M.P.A.
Deena R. Levine, M.A.
Philip R. Harris, Ph.D.
Herbert Z. Wong, Ph.D.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Impact of Cultural Diversity on Law Enforcement

Chapter 1 Multicultural Communities: Challenges for Law Enforcement
Chapter 2 The Changing Law Enforcement Agency: A Microcosm of Society
Chapter 3 Multicultural Representation in Law Enforcement: Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion
Chapter 4 Cross-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement

Part 2 Cultural Specifics for Law Enforcement
Chapter 5 Law Enforcement Contact with Asian/Pacific Americans
Chapter 6 Law Enforcement Contact with African Americans
Chapter 7 Law Enforcement Contact with Latino/Hispanic Americans
Chapter 8 Law Enforcement Contact with Arab Americans and Other Middle Eastern Groups
Chapter 9 Law Enforcement Contact with Native Americans

Part 3 Multicultural Law Enforcement Elements in Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness
Chapter 10 Multicultural Law Enforcement and Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Disaster Preparedness

Part 4 Response Strategies for Crimes Motivated by Hate/Bias and Racial Profiling
Chapter 11 Hate/Bias Crimes: Victims, Laws, Investigations, and Prosecutions
Chapter 12 Hate/Bias Crimes: Reporting, Monitoring, and Response Strategies
Chapter 13 Racial Profiling

Part 5 Cultural Effectiveness for Law Enforcement
Chapter 14 Community Policing and Multicultural Response Strategies for Gangs, the Homeless, and the Mentally Ill

Appendix A: Multicultural Community and Workforce: Attitude Assessment Survey
Appendix B: Cultural Diversity Survey: Needs Assessment
Appendix C: Self-Assessment of Communication Skills in Law Enforcement: Communications Inventory
Appendix D: Listing of Gangs and Identifying Characteristics
Appendix E: Selected Examples of Foreign Terrorist Organizations
Glossary
Index

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Preface

This second edition of Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society is a tribute to all our readers who enthusiastically received the original work. It is a textbook for police departments and academies, colleges, and universities. It is also designed to assist all levels of criminal justice representatives in understanding the pervasive influences of culture, race, and ethnicity in the workplace and in multicultural communities. The text again focuses on the cross-cultural contact that police officers and civilian employees have with citizens, victims, suspects, and coworkers from diverse backgrounds. This second edition also includes new or expanded material on the following: hate crimes; community-based policing; undocumented immigrants and immigrant women; urban dynamics; women, gays, and lesbians in law enforcement; and a substantial discussion of racial profiling. We include updated demographic data using the most current population estimates and projections available to date.

Throughout these pages, we stress the need for awareness, understanding of cultural differences, and respect toward those of different backgrounds. We encourage all representatives of law enforcement to examine preconceived notions they might hold of particular groups. We outline for police executives why they should build awareness and promote cultural understanding and tolerance within their agencies.

An increasing number of leaders in law enforcement agencies and their employees have accepted the premise that greater cross-cultural competency must be a key objective of all management and professional development. Demographic changes have had atremendous impact not only on the types of crimes committed but also on the composition of the law enforcement workforce and the people with whom officers make contact. To be effective, police executives must understand the diversity in their workforces and in their changing communities. Professionalism today includes the need for greater consideration across cultures and improved communication with members of diverse groups.

In an era when news is processed and accessed immediately, the public is exposed almost daily to instances of cross-cultural and interracial contact between law enforcement agents and citizens. So, too, have community members become increasingly sophisticated and critical with regard to how members of diverse cultural and racial groups are treated by public servants. Employees of police departments and other agencies entrusted with law enforcement find that they are now serving communities that carefully observe them and hold them accountable for their actions.

This new edition has been updated and expanded to provide practical information and guidelines for law enforcement managers, supervisors, officers, and instructors. With cross-cultural knowledge, sensitivity, and tolerance, those who are charged with the responsibility of peacekeeping will improve their image while demonstrating greater professionalism, within the changing multicultural workforce and community.

Robert M. Shasta, M.P.A.
Deena R. Levine, M.A.
Philip R. Harris, Ph.D.
Herbert Z. Wong, Ph.D.

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