Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society (2nd Edition)

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From a diverse team of writers whose expertise spans law enforcement and cross-cultural relations, comes a book with comprehensive coverage of sensitive topics and issues related to diversity and multiculturalism facing police today and in the 21st century. It contains insightful as well as practical information and guidelines on how law enforcement professionals can work effectively with diverse cultural groups, both inside their organizations as well as in the community. Focusing on the cross-cultural and racial contact that police officers and civilian employees have with citizens, victims, suspects, and co-workers from diverse backgrounds, this book contains information on racial profiling, hate crimes, community-based policing, undocumented immigrants and immigrant women, urban dynamics, and gays and lesbians in law enforcement. For law enforcement managers, supervisors, officers, and instructors.

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This text focuses on the cross-cultural contact that police officers and civilian employees have with citizens, victims, suspects and co-workers from diverse backgrounds. It explores the pervasive influence of culture, race, and gender both in the workplace and in the communities served by law enforcement professionals.

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Robert M. Shusta, Captain ret., M.P.A., served over twenty-seven 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, M.A., has been providing consulting and training to organizations in both the public and private sectors for over eighteen years. She is the principal of Deena Levine & Associates, a firm specializing in cross-cultural and communication workplace training as well as global business training. 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, published by Regents/Prentice Hall.

Philip R. Harriss, Ph.D., is a management psychologist with extensive experience in both the criminal justice system and cross-cultural studies. President of Harris International, Ltd., in LaJolla, California, he is author/editor of approximately 40 volumes, including Managing Cultural Differences, 5th Ed. (Gulf/Butterworth-Heinemann) and The New Work Culture, 2th Ed. (Human Resource Development Press). A global consultant to over 200 systems, he has had as law enforcement clients, the California P.O.S.T. Command College, the Office of Naval Research/USMC Corrections Officers, the U.S. Customs Service, the District of Columbia P.D., and the Philadelphia RD. Dr. Harris is listed in Who's Who in America.

Hertbert Z. Wong, Ph.D., an industrial/organizational psychologist, provides cultural awareness 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 businesses, universities, government agencies, and corporations, specializing in multicultural management and workforce diversity. He has written extensive papers and publications on diversity issues.

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