Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society / Edition 1

Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society / Edition 1

by Robert M. Shusta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135540801

ISBN-13: 9780135540800

Pub. Date: 10/07/1994

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Fourth Edition

 

MULTICULTURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society

Overview

Fourth Edition

 

MULTICULTURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society

 

Robert M. Shusta, Deena R. Levine, Herbert Z. Wong, Aaron T. Olson and Philip R. Harris

 

 

 “The authors of Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society illustrate that an awakening must take place if law enforcement is to adjust successfully to the demographic realities facing the United States in the 21st century. This text shows why an enhanced sense of cultural awareness and understanding of multicultural diversity issues have become increasingly essential for today's police officers.”

 

Retired Captain Alan C. Youngs, Lakewood Police Department (Colorado)

 

 

 

The five authors of Multicultural Law Enforcement provide a comprehensive look at the challenges that police officers face as they interact with individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The authors focus on cross-cultural contact withlaw enforcement and the associated professionalism required to deal with issues of multicultural diversity. They highlight the fact that, with the respect that law enforcement exhibits, members of minority communities and law enforcement will develop excellent relationships and mutual trust. .

 

This completely updated Fourth Edition of Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society provides key insights and information relevant to criminal justice professionals on law enforcement contacts across cultures and races. Chief executives, managers, supervisors, police and correctional officers, federal agents, and students will all benefit from the book’s guidelines, its insights and the practical knowledge in every chapter. .

 

This fourth edition includes new or updated information on:

 

 

·        Community policing — new success stories and illustrations.

·        Immigration and unauthorized migrants in the U.S.

·        Racial profiling status and new legislation

·        Recruitment and retention of women and minorities

·        Issues pertinent to sexual orientation and law enforcement

·        Native American tribal police and issues of identity

·        Multicultural issues related to terrorism, homeland security, and disaster preparedness. 

·        The "Patriot Act" and related  issues for law enforcement.

 

·        Effective response strategies to reduce hate and bias crimes; post 9/11 updates

 

 

Criminal justice instructors, students and law enforcement trainers will welcome Multicultural Law Enforcement (4th Edition) as a complete learning package that offers the following time-saving supplements: Instructor's Manual, Student Study Guide, Chapter Tests and an Instructor's Resources CD with Chapter Teaching Point Slides. 

 

“One of the greatest challenges to American Society is developing the ability to respect and acknowledge cultural differences while drawing on the strengths of diversity. The police and all other law enforcement professionals need to be on the cutting edge of meeting that challenge — this text will help them to effectively fulfill their responsibility.”

 

Darrel W. Stephens, Chief of Police

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135540800
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
10/07/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Part 1Impact of Cultural Diversity on Law Enforcement1
1Multicultural Communities: Challenges for Law Enforcement3
Overview3
Commentary3
Introduction4
Diverse Society8
Interplay between Police Incidents and Culture17
Mini Case Studies: Culture and Crime20
Police Knowledge of Cultural Groups22
Prejudice in Law Enforcement23
Racial Profiling29
Community-Based Policing33
Summary35
Eight Tips for Improving Law Enforcement in Multicultural Communities36
Discussion Questions and Issues36
References38
2The Changing Law Enforcement Agency: A Microcosm of Society40
Overview40
Commentary40
Introduction41
Changing Workforce42
Ethnic and Racial Issues within the Workforce44
Women in Law Enforcement51
Gays and Lesbians in Law Enforcement58
The Chief Executive67
Summary71
Discussion Questions and Issues71
References72
3Multicultural Representation in Law Enforcement: Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion73
Overview73
Commentary73
Introduction74
Recruitment of a Diverse Workforce74
Retention and Promotion of a Diverse Workforce85
Summary88
Discussion Questions and Issues89
References89
Part 2Training in Cultural Understanding for Law Enforcement91
4Preparation and Implementation of Cultural Awareness Training92
Overview92
Commentary92
Introduction93
Cultural Awareness and Cultural Diversity Training95
Design and Evaluation of Cultural Training102
External Consultants and Trainers106
Law Enforcement Agency Models for Cultural Training108
Administrative Guidelines for Cultural Awareness Training109
Summary111
Discussion Questions and Issues112
References113
5Cross-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement114
Overview114
Commentary114
Cross-Cultural Communication in the Law Enforcement Context115
Cross-Cultural Communication Attempts116
Language Barriers and Law Enforcement121
Attitudes toward Non- or Limited-English Speakers123
Interviewing and Data-Gathering Skills126
Nonverbal Communication127
Male-Female Communication in Law Enforcement131
Summary133
Discussion Questions and Issues134
References136
Part 3Cultural Specifics for Law Enforcement137
6Law Enforcement Contact With Asian/Pacific Americans138
Overview138
Commentary138
Introduction139
Asian/Pacific American Defined139
Typology of Asian/Pacific Americans141
Historical Information142
Demographics: Diversity among Asian/Pacific Americans145
Asian/Pacific Americans' Key Motivating Perspectives147
Labels and Terms150
Myths and Stereotypes151
The Asian/Pacific American Family154
Cultural Influences on Communication: Verbal and Nonverbal Styles of Asian/Pacific Americans157
Key Issues in Law Enforcement159
Summary of Recommendations for Law Enforcement162
Discussion Questions and Issues163
References164
7Law Enforcement Contact with African Americans166
Overview166
Commentary166
African American Culture167
Historical Information167
Demographics: Diversity among African Americans169
Issues of Identity171
Group Identification Terms172
Myths and Stereotypes172
Cross-Racial Perceptions in Law Enforcement174
The Black Family174
Language and Communication177
Key Issues in Law Enforcement182
Summary of Recommendations for Law Enforcement190
Discussion Questions and Issues192
References194
8Law Enforcement Contact with Latino/Hispanic Americans195
Overview195
Commentary195
Introduction196
Latino/Hispanic Americans Defined196
Historical Information197
Demographics: Diversity among Latino/Hispanic Americans199
Labels and Terms201
Typology of Latino/Hispanic Americans202
Myths and Stereotypes202
The Latino/Hispanic American Family206
The Role of the Man and the Woman in a Latino/Hispanic American Family206
Cultural Influences on Communication: Verbal and Nonverbal Styles of Latino/Hispanic Americans209
Key Issues in Law Enforcement211
Summary of Recommendations for Law Enforcement217
Discussion Questions and Issues218
References219
9Law Enforcement Contact with Arab Americans and Other Middle Eastern Groups221
Overview221
Commentary221
Middle Easterners Defined222
Historical Information225
Demographics226
Differences and Similarities226
Stereotypes228
Islamic Religion231
Family Structure233
Cultural Practices235
Key Issues in Law Enforcement240
Summary of Recommendations for Law Enforcement245
Discussion Questions and Issues247
References248
10Law Enforcement Contact with American Indians249
Overview249
Commentary249
Historical Information and Background250
The Question of American Indian Identity252
Tribes, Reservations, and Mobility of Native Americans253
Differences and Similarities among Native Americans254
Language and Communication257
Family-Related Issues260
Key Issues in Law Enforcement262
Summary of Recommendations for Law Enforcement269
Discussion Questions and Issues271
References271
Part 4Response Strategies for Crimes Motivated by Hate/Bias273
11Hate/Bias Crimes: Insights and Response Strategies274
Overview274
Commentary275
Historical Perspectives275
The Hate/Bias Crime Problem277
Victims of Hate Crimes287
Jews and Anti-Semitism288
Gay and Lesbian Victimization292
War-Related Hate Crimes296
Law Enforcement Response Strategies297
Summary302
Discussion Questions and Issues302
References303
12Hate/Bias Crimes: Reporting and Tracking304
Overview304
Commentary304
Defining the Problem305
Hate Crimes Data Collection306
Monitoring Hate/Bias Crimes and Incidents312
Hate Crimes Laws313
Trend Monitoring in Multicultural Communities316
Trends to Monitor: STEEP Typology319
Summary321
Discussion Questions and Issues321
References322
13Hate/Bias Crimes: Investigations, Control, and Victimology323
Overview323
Commentary323
Introduction324
Hate/Bias Crime and Incident Investigations324
Hate/Bias Crime Prosecution329
Hate/Bias Crime and Incident Control331
Hate/Bias Crime and Incident Victimology348
Summary350
Discussion Questions and Issues351
References352
Part 5Cultural Effectiveness for Peace Officers355
14Peace Officer Image and Cultural Sensitivity356
Overview356
Commentary356
Impact of Images on Human Behavior357
Twenty-First-Century Peace Officer Images366
Cosmopolitan Public Servants368
Community-Based Approach to Policing370
Culturally Sensitive Peacekeeping372
Summary382
Discussion Questions and Issues383
References384
15Police Officer Professionalism and Peacekeeping Strategies in a Diverse Society386
Overview386
Commentary386
Police Leadership in Professionalism and Synergy387
Regional or Statewide Cooperation in Law Enforcement390
Career Development and Professional Opportunities397
Peacekeeping Strategies in Multicultural Societies399
Organizational Trends in Law Enforcement413
Summary417
Discussion Questions and Issues418
References419
Appendix AMulticultural Community and Workforce: Attitude Assessment Survey423
Appendix BCultural Diversity Survey: Needs Assessment429
Appendix CListing of Consultants and Resources435
Appendix DSelf-Assessment of Communication Skills in Law Enforcement: Communications Inventory440
Glossary441
Index445

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