3 - religion not to mention separation of church and state For example Jewish laws and traditions may come in conflict with criminal procedures of

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3. Stereotyping, cultural differences and language differences make the job of policing in urban areas difficult. Stereotyping is assigning certain characteristics to an individual because they are a member of a group whether based on race, gender, or religion which means an officer is prejudging a person based on their membership or connection with a group example believing that all teens who dress a certain way are punks, hoodlums, or troublemakers when they may be just demonstrating their freedom of expression such as hippies did in the sixties with their long hair. Cultural differences involve how certain subcultures have come to adapt to the American way of life while maintaining their cultural ties now religion is obviously a cultural difference and police procedures may violate or interfere with the freedom of
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Unformatted text preview: religion not to mention separation of church and state. For example Jewish laws and traditions may come in conflict with criminal procedures of the justice system. Language differences can cause a considerable amount of difficulty because if the police are unable to communicate properly with the subgroup then the information they are trying to get may be wrong which may lead to time wasted and the possible crime to go unsolved. In all these cases if the community does not feel that the police will either understand their culture or speak their language then they would be less reluctant to trust the police which would result in further isolation of the police from the community. ....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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