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Community Spanish for Law Enforcement Field Guide

Community Spanish for Law Enforcement Field Guide

Pablo P. Madera, Arthur Natella

Spiral/softcover
270 pages
3" X 5.25"

retail $23.95
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The PI Magazine Bookstore is proud to offer investigators Community Spanish for Law Enforcement Field Guide. Spanish is rapidly becoming an official second language in the United States. The Community Spanish for Law Enforcement Field Guide contains direct translations for the most common terms and phrases law enforcement officers may need on the street. Translations are rapidly accessible by tabs that are organized by incident and crime type.

Spanish is spoken, to one degree or another, by more than 30 million Americans. As a law enforcement professional, chances are you will need to communicate with Spanish-speaking Americans on a regular basis. The Community Spanish for Law Enforcement Field Guide is the ideal tool for officers without formal language training or as a readily accessible refresher for those who speak some Spanish.

This field guide presents the basics of Spanish grammar and pronunciation as it is spoken in Latino American communities today, followed by hundreds of translations for the most common words, phrases, and questions law enforcement officers use in the field.

Rugged, waterproof, and writable, this field guide will be an essential resource to help you overcome language barriers to perform your job safely and effectively.

Key Features:
• Provides translations for the most critical types of investigations, including homicide, rape, missing persons, robbery, and assault.
• Chapter on traffic enforcement includes accident investigations, routine traffic stops, felony traffic stops, and OUI stops.
• Easily referenced appendices include basic Spanish vocabulary, Miranda rights, and more.


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 Tools & Techniques for Learning to Speak “Community Spanish”
Introduction
Learning the Language
Basic Spanish Grammar Rules

Chapter 2 Homicide Investigations/Investigaciónes de Homicidio
Introduction
Dialogue 1: Securing the Scene
Dialogue 2: Victim Identification/Identificacion de la Victima
Dialogue 3: Family Death Notification/Notificacion de Muerte a la Familia
Dialogue 4: Suspect Identification/Identificacion del Sospechoso
Key Phrases

Chapter 3 Rape Investigation/Investigaciónes de Violación Sexua
lIntroduction
Dialogue 1: Victim Interview and Indentification/Entrevista con la Victima y Su Identificacion
Dialogue 2: Suspect Identification/Identificacion del Sospechoso
Dialogue 3: Vehicle Identification/Identificacion del Vehiculo/carro
Key Phrases

Chapter 4 Missing Persons/Las Persona Desaparecidas
Introduction
Dialogue 1: Identification of Missing Person/Identificacion del Desaparecido
Dialogue 2: Reporting Party Information/
Dialogue 3: Stranger Abduction/
Dialogue 4: Parental Abduction/
Key Phrases

Chapter 5 Crimes Against Property and Robbery Investigation/Investigación de Robo
Introduction
Entering with Force to Steal
Dialogue 1: Victim and Location Identification
Dialogue 2: Suspect Identification/Identificacion del Sospechoso
Dialogue 3: Suspect’s Vehicle Identification/Identificacion del carro del sospechoso

Vandalized/Stolen Property Identification
Dialogue 1: Obtaining Stolen Property Identification/Collectando informacion de la propiadad vandalizada
Dialogue 2: Obtaining Vandalized Property Identification/
Key Phrases

Chapter 6 Assault Investigation/Investigación de Asalto
Introduction
Dialogue 1: Victim Interview and Indentification/Entrevista de la Victima y Su Identicacion
Dialogue 2: Suspect Identification/Identificacion del Sospechoso
Dialogue 3: Vehicle Identification/Identificacion del Vehiculo/carro
Dialogue 4: Domestic Assault/Assaulto Domestico
Key Phrases

Chapter 7 Traffic Enforcement
Introduction
Dialogue 1: Accident Investigations/Investigación de Accidente
Dialogue 2: Traffic Stop/Parada de un Carro en Traffico
Dialogue 3: Felony Traffic Stop/Parada de Traffico de Delito Mayor
Dialogue 4: OUI Traffic Stop
Key Phrases

Chapter 8 Line & Administrative Tasks
Introduction
Dialogue 1: Investigatory Stops/Pare Investigativa
Dialogue 2: Arrest/Arresto
Dialogue 3: Booking Procedures/Procedimientos de Arresto
Key Phrases

Appendix
A. Basic Vocabulary
B. Numbers, Units of Time, Seasons, and Colors
C. Physical Attack Terms
D. Miranda Rights Form
E. OUI

Authors:

Pablo P. Madera, M.A. - Western New England College
Pablo Paul Madera, Jr. received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Westfield State College, Massachusetts, and his master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Western New England College, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is a twenty-three year veteran of the Ludlow Police Department in Ludlow, Massachusetts. He has been an adjunct instructor for nine years at the School of Arts and Sciences in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts. As an instructor, he has designed and conducted courses in multicultural policing, Spanish for law enforcement, Hispanics in the United States, and the sociology of minority groups. As consultant to police agencies and other public service providers he has designed and led training seminars in police management, policing in a multicultural setting, and Spanish for public service providers.

Arthur Natella, Ph.D. - American International College
Arthur Natella, Jr. received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He has taught at major colleges and universities throughout the country and abroad, and he is the author of four books, including “The Spanish in America (Oceana Books)” and “Business in Mexico” (Haworth Press), as well as numerous articles, reviews, and translations, which have appeared in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

He is currently Chair of the Foreign Language Department of the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is also Adjunct Professor on the Criminal Justice Program at Western New England College. He lectures widely on the subjects of the Spanish language and cultural sensitivity.

Spiral/softcover
270 pages
3" X 5.25"

retail $23.95
Our Price $19.15


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