This curriculum is a training manual that provides a step-by-step description of how to conduct a one day workshop for police officers on investigating and responding to hate crimes. The general curriculum has been customized for use in the country in which the training takes place.
The training manual focuses on the development of knowledge and skills to improve police response to hate crimes. The overall goal of the curriculum is to equip trainers with the necessary tools to deliver training for police on responding to hate crimes. The training is intended to be learner-oriented, practical and professional.
The manual is designed to accompany a multi-day training-of-trainers programme. After attending the programme and studying this manual, trainers, preferably working in two-person teams, will be able to deliver training that enables police officers to:
The principal beneficiaries of the manual are:
Methodological Principles of the Training
Interactive and Motivational
Human rights based
The effectiveness of training for police in responding to hate crimes is greatly enhanced by consultation with civil society and community representatives. They offer significant intelligence and information in relation to the nature of hate crimes and are important partners in effective responses to hate crimes. The examples of hate crimes and bias incidents contained in this curriculum and the case studies contained in Module 10 were developed based on information provided to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) by civil society and community representatives.
The publication is a short version of OSCE/ODIHR trainer’s manual. The short version is prepared by the Ministry’s Working Group and adjusted to the needs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs that will be used for training of police officers.