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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Jun 27, 2022
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

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CJK 0013 - Interactions in a Diverse Community

This course prepares students to be able to identify the elements of and barriers to effective communication. This course prepares students to identify the community’s expectation of professional law enforcement services and needs of the community regardless of the demographics or physical and/or developmental disability of the citizens they interact with. Students should be able to recognize the behavioral characteristics and issues of juveniles, an aging population, the homeless population, and identify the appropriate communication and intervention methods used when interacting with a these groups of people. This course prepares students should to be able to recognize the characteristics of mental illness, substance use, abuse, and dependence and the conditions that mimic drug and/or alcohol use and know the methods for interacting appropriately when encountering a person suspected of having these conditions. Students should be able to recognize the indicators of suicide, identify effective officer safety techniques for responding to an individual at risk for suicide, and provide appropriate referrals. Students also should be able to understand the criteria for determining what legal action should be taken when dealing with an individual who may be in need of services provided by the Baker Act or the Marchman Act. Students will have an understanding of the statutory classification of criminal gangs, extremist groups, their members, and associates and will also know the various types of criminal gangs, their identifiers, and the importance of documenting gang activity.
Contact Hours: 40

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