skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 110802 Find in a Library
Title: National Park Ranger Attitudes and Perceptions Regarding Law Enforcement Issues
Journal: Justice Professional  Volume:3  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1988)  Pages:70-93
Author(s): R Meadows; D L Soden
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 24
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since its inception over 115 years ago, the National Parks Service has grown to include over 330 units.
Abstract: As part of this growth, the role of the Ranger has shifted from solely being a steward of natural resources to include a number of activities, many which are associated with law enforcement. This paper looks at attitudes and perceptions held about law enforcement among Rangers assigned to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The results suggest that a high degree of professionalism exists among Rangers who are willing to accept a law enforcement role, and, in many cases see law enforcement as one more means of protecting our Nation's parks. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Park police
Index Term(s): Police agencies; US national parks; Wildlife law enforcement
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=110802

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.