ERIC Number: ED442024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Responding to Hate Crimes: A Police Officer's Guide to Investigation and Prevention.
International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria, VA.
Hate crimes and hate incidents are major issues for all police because of their unique impact on victims as well as the community. This guidebook, designed to be used by police officers, explains the differences between hate crimes and hate incidents and discusses how to respond to both. Specifically, this guidebook examines the following questions: What is a hate crime? Why is it important to respond to hate crimes quickly and effectively? What is an effective police response to hate crimes? What are the key indicators that a hate crime may have been committed? What are the best approaches for working with victims of hate crime? and What is the ongoing role the police play with hate crime victims and the community? Also included is a tear-out pocket guide that summarizes the information included in this guidebook. (MKA)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Tel: 800-851-3420 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.theiacp.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria, VA.