Appendix 7: training guide for hate crime training program.
The material in this training guide is intended to assist law enforcement agencies in establishing a hate crime training program for their personnel. It was written in response to the Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990 and the amended Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1994, which mandated that the Attorney General establish guidelines and collect data about hate crimes as part of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting.
Three learning modules are presented, intended for use in instruction of law enforcement personnel on hate crime variables. Learning Module One: "The Social Psychology of Prejudice," is an introduction to the social psychology of prejudice, and instructs the student to look at the relationship of bias to stereotypical beliefs, prejudicial attitudes, and discriminatory behavior. Learning Module Two: "Bias-Motivated Crimes--Definitions & Procedures," provides definitions of the terms law enforcement personnel need to know in dealing with hate crimes. The module describes a two-tier review process, whereby incident is reviewed both by the responding officer and by a second officer or unit with greater expertise in hate crime incidents. Learning Module Three: "Case Study Exercises of Possible Bias-Related Crimes," gives the student officer an opportunity to apply their knowledge of hate crime to hypothetical cases.
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|Publication:||Countering Terrorism: Integration of Practice and Theory|
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|Date:||Feb 28, 2002|
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