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Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society, 6th edition

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

Published by Pearson (January 17th 2020) - Copyright © 2015

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Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society (Subscription)

ISBN-13: 9780133483383

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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

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

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