IP 41 Law and Justice 1 Course DevelopmentUnit 9: Community Policing, Conflict Resolution and Cultural Diversity

Unit Details

  • Course Weight: 7%
  • Hours of Instruction: 11 +/-
  • Course Assessment Questions: 7
  • Standard: The Learner will be able to understand community policing, conflict resolution and cultural diversity (RBT: B2)


  1. Describe attitudes of the public toward police.
  2. Distinguish among three operational styles in policing.
  3. Explain the main components of community policing.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify problems in a criminal justice scenario and use critical thinking skills to lawfully resolve them.
  5. Identify a variety of mediation and conflict resolution skills used to effectively resolve criminal justice issues.
  6. Assess a given role play and determine the best response.
  7. Explain the importance of sensitivity to situations involving cultural diversity.
  8. Compare the cultures of major immigrant groups

My Lesson

  • Feel free to use my plans as a guide. My course is based on 52 minute class periods.
  • My students in the first year course are 9th or 10th graders.
  • These materials may need updating. Be sure to check web links.
  • If you can borrow a classroom with a kitchen - that'd be great for the presentations

Daily Outline

  1. Notes, Assign Cultural Diversity Research Project
  2. Class day to work on project
  3. Notes
  4. Video Verbal Judo
  5. Presentations
  6. Presentations
  7. Presentations
  8. Presentations
  9. Notes
  10. Notes
  11. Review
  12. Game Show
  13. Test

My Dropbox

All the files I used in the this unit can be viewed and downloaded. To print, be sure to download first. Click Here.

Lesson Plan

You may find using this file to design your lesson plan useful.

Additional Resources

My Current Course

My current Cultural Diversity unit - Click Here
My current Conflict Resolution unit Click Here
Community Policing was moved to a later course

CTE Online

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  • None for this unit


Texas Education Agency has online teacher materials for Texas courses.


  • Community Orientated Policing, Journal of Criminology Click Here
  • The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Click Here
  • Community Policing Defined Click Here
  • 10 Lessons for Teaching Conflict Resolution Click Here
  • Conflict Management Week High School Activity Guide (many ideas) Click Here
  • AFS Cultural Studies Lesson Plans Click Here