For courses in Multicultural Law Enforcement and Special Topics in Policing. From a diverse team of writers whose expertise spans law enforcement and cross-cultural relations, comes a text with comprehensive coverage of sensitive topics and issues related to diversity and multiculturalism facing police 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.
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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.From the Back Cover:
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 with law 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
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