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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
TRAINING MODULES:


HISTORY AND BACKGROUND: Provides an historic perspective and
understanding of the evolution of bias crime

DEFINITIONS AND ELEMENTS: Enhances understanding of bias crime terminology and criteria for determining whether a bias crime has occurred

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS: Provides a review of bias-crime related New Jersey statutes and relevant case law

INITIAL RESPONSE PROCEDURES: Enables first-response officers to effectively intervene in a bias incident

INVESTIGATION STRATEGIES: Provides a practical approach to the
investigation of a bias incident


REPORTING: Provides information on reporting procedures mandated by the "New Jersey Bias Incident Investigation Standards"


VICTIM NEEDS:
Provides information on the effects of bias crime on the victim and community and details the procedures that a first-response officer should follow to mitigate the negative effects of bias crime

COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP'S: Assists students in recognizing the benefits of establishing good community relations infighting bias crime

ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE NEW JERSEY BIAS CRIME TRAINING PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE A STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE AND A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.



FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
OFFICE OF BIAS CRIME AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS PO Box 085; 3131 Princeton Pike, TRENTON, NJ 08625 (609)896-8967

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New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street, P.O. Box 085
Trenton, NJ 08625-0085
(609) 984-6500

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