Explain ways in which stereotypes can influence memory and perceptions of events. 

Open the Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual, scroll down to page 4, and review the Table of Contents. Specifically, look at hate crimes and the different classifications of bias. Using the Table of Contents, complete the following:

  • Define and describe the following terms:
    • Bias
    • Race bias
    • Ethnicity bias
    • Religious bias
    • Bias motivation
    • The nature of a hate crime
    • Bias motivation by category and type
    • Legislative mandate to report hate crime
  • Point out the distinction between institutional prejudice and personal prejudice.
  • Explain ways in which stereotypes can influence memory and perceptions of events.
  • What are common stereotypes of the specific minority groups explained in the training guide? How may one differentiate those stereotypes from accurate descriptions of the minority groups?
  • Identify the principal psychological motivations underlying prejudice.

Part III

Based on the information you obtained in Parts I and II, do you think there could be racial or ethnic discrimination in arrests? Does cultural diversity have an impact on law enforcement practice? Provide evidence to support your answer, accompanied by proper citations in APA format.

References

Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. (2015, February 27). Hate crime data collection guidelines and training manual, Version 2.0. Retrieved from https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime-data-collection-guidelines-and-training-manual.pdf

Federal Bureau of Investigation: Uniform Crime Reporting. (2018, September 24). CIUS summary: FBI releases 2017 crime statistics. Retrieved from https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/topic-pages/cius-summary