8-1 Project Three

    Competency
    In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency:

    Describe how differences in culture impact societys interactions with criminal justice professionals
    Scenario
    You are in the same role you chose for Project One: Because you did such fantastic work with the training you held for community members and sworn officers, the Civilian Office of Accountability, a local advisory board, has invited you back to report back with specific potential ideas for the location you chose for Project One. The board would like to hear your thoughts on relevant issues, such as how other cultures view criminal justice professionals, and typical types of misunderstandings between such professionals and civilians.

    Directions
    Suggestions Report
    For your report, feel free to take information from any of the module resources, or use outside resources.

    Describe different cultures or subcultures views of criminal justice professionals.
    Include at least three of the following (different from your own background) that are relevant to your community:
    Native Americans
    Asian communities
    Hispanic communities
    Refugees
    People of color
    Undocumented people
    Explain the general views that are culturally based.
    Describe the reasoning (often historical) behind those views.
    Describe incidents of cultural misunderstanding between criminal justice professionals and civilians. Address the following in your assessment:
    Language
    Religion / beliefs
    Illiteracy
    Deafness
    Describe professional practices that may create cultural sensitivity in criminal justice professionals. Address the following in your assessment:
    Understanding the public
    Diversity training
    Procedural justice
    Police legitimacy
    Diverse hiring practices
    Assess best practices to build trust within cultural communities. Address the following in your assessment:
    Creating an understanding of the community
    Transparency
    Accountability
    Positive community interactions
    Visibility
    What to Submit
    To complete this project, you must submit the following:

    Suggestions Email with Attachment
    Your suggestions for the board in your hometown area will be sent in a formal business email with an attachment. The email should be introductorydescribing you and your task, and including a brief summary of the attachmentand the attachment should include the formal information theyve requested.

    Supporting Materials
    The following resource(s) may help support your work on the project:

    Reading: Guide for Writing an Email and Creating an Email Invitation
    This resource explains how to write a professional email.

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