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: 118751 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: What Is the Future of Authoritarian-Based Police Recruit Training by the Year 2000?
Author(s): T Mahoney
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
POST Media Distribution Ctr
Sacramento, CA 95816
Publication Number: 7-0122
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

POST Media Distribution Ctr
1601 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph examines the role of authoritarian-based police training by the year 2000, so as to assist California police agencies in planning for the multifaceted training environment that will be required to meet the needs of tomorrow's police agencies and the communities they serve.
Abstract: An examination of the training environments of the military academies found that they have developed a system for indoctrinating first-year cadets and midshipmen with discipline and military bearing without using demeaning treatment or senseless punishments. This has resulted in fewer dropouts and better qualified graduates. With the help of an assessment group, this study identified five trends that will potentially impact police recruit training: expanding police job requirements, minority population growth, increased legislative influence on police training, the decreasing use of high-stress police academy training, and increasing special-interest group focus on law enforcement. These trends were cross-impacted against five selected potential events; and from this data, scenarios were developed to identify a normative future. A plan for bringing police recruit training into the year 2000 calls for establishing a fellowship for the research and study of a recommended police academy training environment, expanding the scope of study nationwide to include State and Federal law enforcement training centers and military training academies, and creating a future-oriented police academy model environment. To implement this strategic plan, a transition plan is proposed. Appended supplementary information, 22 notes, 16-item bibliography. (Author summary modified)
Main Term(s): Police recruit training
Index Term(s): California; Long range planning
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=118751

*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.