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QuestionMy approved topic is the police and public opinion….In this assignment, you will integrate the concepts of conflict resolution, group influence, and attribution to develop a program of conflict resolution to a current conflict situation.Identify a conflict between two groups, and obtain approval from your instructor.Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you create a program to improve the relationship between police and a community. Be specific in identifying what community, company, or organization you are writing about.Nature of the ConflictDescribe the context of the conflict. What kind of community or organization is this? Who are the stakeholders in the outcome of the conflict?
Identify the overt and covert issues presenting both sides.
Describe the effect the conflict has on the organization within which it exists and, if applicable, the surrounding community.
Identify attribution errors and how they will be addressed in the program.
Analyze the dynamics within each group and between groups. Who are the leaders? Does anyone stall or undermine the group? Is there a relationship between two subgroups?Program DesignApply the elements of conflict resolution.
Describe the central strategy you will use to resolve or diminish the conflict.
Provide at least one reference supporting the use of such a strategy.
Include a program component that employs social media.
Explain how you will address attribution errors between the groups.
Identify the elements of persuasion you will use in your program.Introduction
People will always find themselves in some sort of conflict, whether with themselves or
with other people. According to Myers (2010), conflict happens when there are
inharmoniousness of actions or goals. One group of people may not have the same ideas or
viewpoints of another group, but learning to find a common ground is more important than trying
to prove who is right. A way to find that common ground is by conflict resolution. According to
Community Tool Box (2016), “Conflict resolution is a way for two or more parties to find a
peaceful solution to a disagreement among them” (Training for Conflict Resolution). Two groups
that need to find a better way to resolve conflicts are the police and the public.
Nature of Conflict
There have many studies to determine how to improve the relationship between police
and the public. One study that was conducted by Cheryl Maxson, Karen Hennigan, and David
Sloan stated, " The findings confirm and expand on earlier studies that suggested informal
contact raises public opinion of the police” (Maxson, Hennigan, & Sloan, 2003, pp. 1-11). Police
can progress public opinion by making more informal contacts with citizens (Maxson, Hennigan,
& Sloan, 2003). If the community builds a relationship with the police when they are not called
to handle a complaint or a concern, the citizens of that community would likely respond more
positively when the police do have to handle a complaint in that community. Reference notes: Community Tool Box" (2016), "Insert the quotation” (Training for Conflict Resolution) National Criminal Justice Reference Service. (2003). Retrieved from https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/197925.pdf Maxson, C. (2003). National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Retrieved from
Maxson, C., Hennigan, K., & Sloan, D. C. (2003). NIJ Research for Practice: Factors That Influence Public Opinion of
the Police . Washington DC, VA: National Institute of Justice. Maxson, Hennigan, and Sloan (2003) Insert the paraphrased material.
Insert the paraphrased material (Maxson, Hennigan, & Sloan, 2003).
“Insert the quotation” (Maxson, Hennigan, & Sloan, 2003, pp. 1-11). Community Tool Box. (2016). Retrieved from http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/implement/provide-informationenhance-skills/conflict-resolution/main