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By Leigh Culver

Latino immigration to the Midwest has had an important effect on police-community kinfolk, relatively, in smaller groups traditionally unaccustomed to diversified ethnic teams. This e-book describes the reviews of legislation enforcement corporations in 3 Mid-Missouri groups and their efforts to conform to their altering demographics whereas preserving present family with the bulk inhabitants. The findings demonstrate that the connection among legislations enforcement and the bulk groups was once optimistic and supportive. there have been a number of demanding situations, notwithstanding, to the advance of a cooperative police-Latino dating. those integrated the language barrier, worry of the police, immigration concerns and the character of contacts among the police and Latino group.

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Characteristics of police agencies and the impact of the recent immigration will also be discussed. Rural Communities Traditional descriptions of rural communities generally include characteristics such as geographic isolation, low population density, and occupational structures such as farming and other agricultural industries (Bealer, Willits, and Kuvlesky 1965; Weisheit and Wells 1996). ” Moreover, in light of modernization and industrialization, communities once defined as “rural” are now more often referred to as “nonurban” or “not quite so urban” (Weisheit and Wells 1996, 386).

The answer, in most cases, will not be concrete. ’ As a result, Anglo officers may perceive this indirect answer as an indication of the person’s unwillingness to cooperate (Quintanilla 1983, 4). Family traditions and values in the Latino culture also affect relations with the police. The father is traditionally considered the decision maker, disciplinarian and the head of the household (Shusta et al. 2002). Therefore, “the arrest of a Hispanic father may be seen as an attack on the authority figure which must be resisted in order for status to be maintained” (Carter 1983, 217).

From 1989 to 1992, general-assistance applications within this community also tripled (Gouveia and Stull 1995). Another impact of the new immigration is the high mobility experienced by rural communities with food processing plants. S. General Accounting Office 1998, 5). Estimates for annual turnover are generally 20 percent to 80 percent (Dalla and Baugher 2001). Other recent case studies have confirmed that monthly turnover rates have ranged from 12 percent at the IBP plant in Lexington, Nebraska to a monthly turnover rate of 60 percent at the IBP plant in Finney County, Kansas (Gouveia and Stull 1997).

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