Learning Objectives

1. Identify the characteristics of a democratic and multiethnic society that impact police–multicultural relations

2. Describe the historical origins of the current problems associated with multicultural relations and the police

3. Discuss the strategies that can be implemented by both the police and the public to improve the perception of police

4. Identify strategies that may be implemented to mitigate acts of discrimination and improve police officers’ understanding of racial and ethnic diversity in the communities they serve

5. Explain the historical and current roles and challenges that women have in policing

6. Discuss the evolution of the treatment experienced by minority group members in policing and whether or not you believe the current treatment of these groups is fair and impartial