Investigating hate and bias crimes is of great importance to law enforcement and the community today. These crimes are on an alarming rise, and for law enforcement, it will require resources, skills, and expertise, as well as collaborations with prosecutors, the courts, the community, and the media, to ensure the civil rights of the accused as well as the safety and welfare of its victims. This course will define hate crimes from both a historical and a law enforcement operational perspective and provide you with a general overview of hate crimes and victim classes in the United States today. The course will also discuss political and religious justifications used by offenders when committing crimes of hate against protected classes of victims. This course will also provide you with general investigative guidelines and offender profile information.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.
Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Hate & Bias Crimes 1.0, 10397-0119 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.
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I. Hate & Bias Crimes A. Fraud Warning II. Introduction A. OSS – Academy® B. Navigating this Course C. About This Course D. Learning Objectives III. Defining the Hate A. Defining Hate & Bias Crimes B. Recognizing Hate & Bias C. Defining the Hate D. Law Enforcement Officers as Hate Victims E. An Interesting Fact IV. History of Hate Crimes A. The Roots of Hate B. Present Day Right Wing Radicalized Movements C. Rooted Groups of Christian Identity Movement D. An Interesting Fact E. Present Day Left Wing Radicalized Movements F. Rooted Groups of Left Wing Hate Groups G. The Roots of Hate & Law Enforcement H. An Interesting Fact – Bias Based Reporting V. Protected Speech and Enforcement A. Hate Crimes & Civil Rights B. Hate Crimes & Civil Rights – A Balancing Act C. Balancing Act Challenge VI. Enforcement & Community Response A. A Policymaker’s Guide to Hate Crimes B. Elements of an Effective Community Response C. The Law Enforcement Response D. Individual Perpetrators E. Always Consider VII. Conclusions A. Important Points Covered B. Summary C. An Interesting Fact D. From the Academy Staff E. References F. Congratulations
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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