Publications

Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society,
Fifth edition, Robert M. Shusta, Deena Levine, Herbert Z. Wong, Aaron T. Olson, and Philip R. Harris, Pearson Prentice-Hall, (2011, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1995)

One of the greatest challenges to American society is developing the ability to respect and acknowledge cultural differences while drawing on the strengths of diversity. Law enforcement professionals need to be on the cutting edge of meeting that challenge. This text will help them to effectively fulfill their responsibility.

(Chief of Police Darrel W. Stephens, quoted on back cover of first edition)

Multicultural Law Enforcement's major sections effectively address the key cultural needs of law enforcement as practitioners in increasing numbers have discovered for themselves. The practical contents of the book provide critical information and insight that will improve police performance and professionalism. The subject matter herein, especially the cultural-specific information, continues to be on the leading edge. Instructors and trainers will welcome this current edition of Multicultural Law Enforcement as a complete learning system that offers the following supplements to the main text: an Instructor's Manual, chapter quizzes, and Power Point presentations for every chapter.

(From the foreword of the fifth edition by Jessie Lee, Executive Director National Organization for Black Law Enforcement)

Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society is designed to assist all levels of law enforcement officials to understand the pervasive influences of culture, race, and ethnicity in the workplace and the communities they serve. Throughout the book, the authors stress the need for awareness, understanding of cultural differences, and respect towards those of different backgrounds.

Multicultural Law Enforcement is widely used in the following types of courses and programs:

  • Police Training Academies
  • Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Diversity in Law Enforcement
  • Human Relations in Public Safety
  • Community Relations
  • Minorities in the Criminal Justice System
  • Ethnicity and Social Justice
  • Community Policing

Beyond Language: Cross-Cultural Communication
Second Edition, Deena Levine, M.A. and Mara Adelman, Ph.D.
Regents/Prentice Hall (1993, 1995)

To know another's language and not his culture is a very good way to make a fluent fool of one's self.

(Winston Brembeck, quoted in Preface of Beyond Language.)

Beyond Language: Cross-Cultural Communication, Second Edition, is designed for advanced speakers of English as a Second Language (ESL). It uses the subject areas of U.S. culture and cross-cultural communication as vehicles for teaching English. The information in the book is intended to help newcomers to the U.S. understand and adapt to aspects of American culture and to cultural differences affecting their cross-cultural communication.