Synopses & Reviews
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
About the Author
Robert M. Shusta, Captain ret., MPA,
served over 27 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, MA, has been providing consulting and training to organizations in both the public and private sectors since 1983. She is the principal of Deena Levine & Associates, a firm specializing in cross-cultural and communication workplace training as well as global business consulting. 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
Table of Contents
I. IMPACT OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT. 1. Multicultural Communities: Challenges for Law Enforcement.
2. The Changing Law Enforcement Agency: A Microcosm of Society.
3. Multicultural Representation in Law Enforcement: Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion.
4. Cross-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement.
II. CULTURAL SPECIFICS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT. 5. Law Enforcement Contact with Asian/Pacific Americans.
6. Law Enforcement Contact with African Americans.
7. Law Enforcement Contact with Latino/Hispanic Americans.
8. Law Enforcement Contact with Arab Americans and Other Middle Eastern Groups.
9. Law Enforcement Contact with Native Americans.
III. MULTICULTURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ELEMENTS IN TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY. 10. Multicultural Law Enforcement and Terrorism.
11. Law Enforcement and Homeland Security.
IV. RESPONSE STRATEGIES: CRIMES MOTIVATED BY HATE/BIAS AND RACIAL PROFILING. 12. Hate/Bias Crimes: Insights and Response Strategies.
13. Hate/Bias Crimes: Reporting and Tracking.
14. Racial Profiling.
V. CULTURAL EFFECTIVENESS FOR PEACE OFFICERS. 15. Peace Officer Image and Cultural Sensitivity.
16. Emerging Strategies, Roles, and Technology for Peace Officers in Multicultural Law Enforcement.
Appendix A: Multicultural Community and Workforce: Attitude Assessment Survey.
Appendix B: Cultural Diversity Survey: Needs Assessment.
Appendix C: Listing of Consultants and Resources.
Appendix D: Self-Assessment of Communication Skills in Law Enforcement: Communications Inventory.