One of the greatest additions to the second edition of “Coming Out From Behind The Badge” is content to support courses in cultural diversity, community policing, and of course, LGBT Studies. We provide students with concise and clear explanations of sexual orientation and gender identity and how these two aspects of identity relate. Our section on LGBT history includes events and actions involving law enforcement and provides readers with an understanding of how the LGBT community views law enforcement today.
The section on coming out will benefit not only those members of the LGBT community looking for advice and support, but will prove useful for straight allies by providing a insight into the challenges of the coming out process and how useful straight allies can be in supporting people as they make their way out of the closet.
As a text for supervisors, managers, and law enforcement executives, this book will provide clear guidance for how to create a safe work environment for LGBT employees. We include information about recruiting within the LGBT community and specific advice for how to create an inclusive workplace free from homophobia.
Of course one of the greatest gifts this book offers to readers from all corners of interest is the variety of personal stories from real law enforcement officers working in communities around the United States. No matter your motivation for reading this book, these stories are full of bravery and courage that will inspire teachers and students alike.
Teachers adopting this book for any course will have access to an Instructor Guide that is complete with course outlines, learning outcomes, critical thinking questions for each section of the book, and learning activities that can be used in police academy training, college courses, or in-service training. Copies of the instructor guide will be provided electronically at no additional cost with proof of purchase of a book. Links to request the Instructor Guide will be available through our book store at www.comingoutfrombehindthebadge.com.
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