Multicultural Communication Awareness for Police

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Authors
  1. Keyes, D.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN);Canadian Police College, Ottawa ON (CAN);Canadian Heritage, Ottawa ON (CAN) Centre for Race Relations
Abstract
A research study on improved communication between police officers and selected cultural groups was conducted. Specifically, cultural "taboos" taken from a comprehensive literature review were presented to preselected cultural groups and participating embassy official(s) for confirmation. Results of these meetings indicated that there were indeed cultural differences worth nothing, and some stereotypical images to be dispelled. Furthermore, twenty-five recommendations concerning the improvement of community/police rapport were elicited from those involved in the study. Although a number of these suggestions have been, or are currently being attempted, a number of these original ideas should be considered for possible implementation. Limitations on the timely completion of the study, including group arrangement and lack of pertinent information regarding the primary objective are listed. Additional research strategies, North American behavioral norms, as well as findings of interest and key recommendations are provided.
Keywords
Intercultural communication;Police -- Race relations;Nonverbal communication;Culture conflict -- Prevention
Report Number
HV7936.P8;TR-09-1998E;TR-09-98 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 1998
Number of Pages
106
DSTKIM No
CA031197
CANDIS No
530000
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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