Police In A Multicultural Society

Author: David E. Barlow
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478637382
Size: 35.35 MB
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Social, political, and economic relationships played key roles in the historical development of the police. The authors present policing strategies from the vantage points of marginalized communities and emphasize the intersection of attitudes about class, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation with policies. Police practices cannot be class neutral in a class society, nor can they be race neutral or gender neutral in a racist, sexist, and heterosexist society. The key to understanding the relationship between the police and society is to think critically about the role of power and interests. The second edition includes a new chapter in the section on the police and rebellion covering recent events. There is also a new chapter on Latino/a police officers and an expanded chapter on LGBTQ police officers. Without meaningful social change toward greater justice, police reforms such as community policing and training in cultural diversity will fall short of creating an institution characterized by fairness and equality for all members of society. A clear view of history is essential for understanding the challenges a more diverse police force faces in today’s multicultural environment.

Changing Police Culture

Author: Janet B. L. Chan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521564557
Size: 72.87 MB
Format: PDF
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In this case study of police racism and police reform in Australia, the author provides a critical assessment of police initiative in response to the problem of police/minorities relations.

Multicultural Law Enforcement

Author: Robert M. Shusta
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780134849188
Size: 13.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Revised edition of the authors' Multicultural law enforcement, [2015]

Multicultural Law Enforcement

Author: Robert M. Shusta M.P.A.
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 013348338X
Size: 70.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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

Latino Police Officers In The United States

Author: Martin Guevara Urbina
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 039808145X
Size: 55.61 MB
Format: PDF
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Considering the long-lasting and complicated history of U.S. race and ethnic relations, the multiple array of issues currently confronting both ethnic and racial communities, and the shifting trends in the ethnic/racial landscape, this book seeks to provide a comprehensive account of the simultaneous interaction of pressing historical and contemporary forces shaping the Latino experience as well as police-minority relations to better understand the current state of policing and gain further insight into the future role of Latino police in American law enforcement across the country. Delineating the confines of policing a highly diverse and multicultural society in the twenty-first century, this book conjoins historical, theoretical, and empirical research–placing Latino policing within a broader law enforcement and community context. Major topics include the need for Latino police officers; employment of Latino officers by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; Chicano police officers working in the Latino community; Latino officers, policy, practice, and ethnic realities; Mexican American law enforcement; bridging the gaps, future research, and change in American institutions; policy recommendations toward a new police force; and the future of Latino officers in the American police. Additional issues highlighted include racial/ethnic profiling, police brutality, underpolicing, and overpolicing which challenge the quest for representation, equality, justice, and due process. Finally, the contributing authors demonstrate that the lack of knowledge on Latino police and the overall American police is not inevitable, and thus the book concludes with policy and research recommendations to help bridge this long-neglected void; ultimately, the creation of a new police force for the twenty-first century. The text represents a most timely and essential tool for all levels of policing, law enforcement administrators, criminal justice educators, civic managers, criminologists, sociologists, and others vested in police reform.

Introduction To Policing

Author: Steven M. Cox
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321894
Size: 73.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Focusing on the thought-provoking, contemporary issues that underscore the challenging world of policing, Introduction to Policing, Second Edition (by Steven M. Cox, William P. McCamey, and Gene L. Scaramella) balances theory, research, and practice to give students a comprehensive overview of both the foundations of policing and the expanded role of today's police officers. The engaging, easy-to-understand writing style and stories from the field, coupled with unique coverage of the issues of policing in multicultural communities and the impact of globalization on policing, make this book a must-have for policing courses.

Danger Duty And Disillusion

Author: Joan C. Barker
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478607939
Size: 41.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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An insider view of an urban subculture! While much of the literature on police analyzes critically what they do, few works address issues of how police officers feel about their chosen profession, their worldview, or their visions. This refreshingly original and unique ethnographic contribution by anthropologist Joan Barker exposes the human elementone rarely seen by non-policeof officers working for the often-controversial L.A.P.D. During her twenty years of fieldwork, Barker gathered valuable information through formal, in-depth interviews and firsthand experiences, distilling her findings into an illuminating, coherent account. She discovers that five phases of occupational socialization normatively mold officers experiences and perceptions. Fleshing out her discussion is the compelling narrative of Fred, a traditional officer whose authentic voice reveals feelings and attitudes that manifest the essence of the human who does the job of policing. An insider view of an urban subculture usually known only from its public presentation.