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Diversity Training for Police
A literature review of the importance of diversity training for law enforcement personnel.
# 114672 | 730 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper focuses on the need for law enforcement personnel to have cultural diversity training and a certain level of tolerance for diversity if the personnel are to equally enforce the law for all types of individuals. The paper reviews the literature regarding the importance of diversity training and the difficulties for law enforcement personnel to investigate crimes against groups that they may not personally care for.

Table of Contents:
The Two Articles in Summary
Comparison and Contrast of the Articles

From the Paper:

"Finally, based on the analysis of these articles and their conclusions, it is possible to reach an educated conclusion- the training to improve police understanding of diverse communities is not an effective use of police resources, not because diversity training is bad, or that it is unnecessary, but because society as a whole has not been sensitized to diversity sufficiently. Because of this, the overall feelings of the general public spill over into the law enforcement sector, and no amount of training at this point will make much of a difference. Therefore, perhaps police resources would be better used by promoting diversity in law enforcement staffing, rather than focusing on trying to reprogram the mindset of one culture to embrace another."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barlow, D. E., & Barlow, M. H. (1993). Cultural Diversity Training in Criminal Justice: A Progressive or Conservative Reform? Social Justice, 20(3-4), 69+.
  • Grattet, R., & Jenness, V. (2001). Examining the Boundaries of Hate Crime Law: Disabilities and the "Dilemma of Difference". Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 91(3), 653+.

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