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CULTURAL DIVERSITY. LEARNING DOMAIN 42. CULTURAL DIVERSITY DEFINED.

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Cultural diversity

CULTURAL DIVERSITY

LEARNING DOMAIN 42


Cultural diversity defined

CULTURAL DIVERSITY DEFINED

  • CULTURAL DIVERSITY means the representation or existence of individuals with distinctly different group affiliations within one organization, community, state, nation or other social system. Such group affiliations can be based on culture, ________, _______, sexual orientation, etc.


Benefits of valuing diversity within the law enforcement organization

BENEFITS of VALUING DIVERSITY WITHIN the LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATION

  • PERSONAL

  • Enhance ___________

  • Increased personal and ethical satisfaction

  • Career survival


Benefits of valuing diversity within the law enforcement organtization

BENEFITS of VALUING DIVERSITY WITHIN the LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANTIZATION

  • PROFESSIONAL

  • Improved quality of service provided

  • Enhanced community support

  • Improved community trust

  • Reduced __________between L/E & cultural groups

  • Increased access to/and cooperation with the community


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BENEFITS of VALUING DIVERSITY WITHIN the LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANTIZATION

  • ORGANIZATIONAL

  • Improved morale/professionalism

  • Positive impact on L/E image

  • Reduction in the number of claims/complaints

  • Reduction in litigation


Accepting diversity

ACCEPTING DIVERSITY

  • Recognize….

    one’s own cultural & ethnic group

  • Understand….

    one’s perceptions, ____________ & prejudices

  • Learn…

    to manage personal bias or prejudices


Stereotyping

STEREOTYPING

  • Based on many factors…

    • Personal

    • Gender

    • Learned

    • _________

    • _________


Danger of relying on stereotypes

DANGER of RELYING on STEREOTYPES

  • FORM JUDGEMENTS

  • ASSUMPTION-characteristics of a group are accurate

  • Can be factually incorrect

  • Reliability of the source of information should be considered


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DANGER of RELYING on STEREOTYPES

  • FORMING JUDGEMENTS

  • ASSUMPTION-members of the group share the same characteristics

  • No single person has all the characteristics of the group

  • No one group’s characteristic can describe a single person


Prejudice v discrimination

PREJUDICE v DISCRIMINATION

  • PREJUDICE

  • Defined-a prejudgment or point of view about a person or group that is formed before the facts are known

  • Learned attitude

  • “Prejudice is a thought” therefore is __________________

  • Subconscious prejudice - _________


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PREJUDICE v DISCRIMINATION

  • DISCRIMINATION

  • Defined-action or behavior that is based on a prejudicial thought or unsubstantiated categorization that is ___________ whether consciously or unconsciously can be unlawful.

  • Lead to _____________ or bias-based policing


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