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NCJ Number: 136213 Find in a Library
Title: FBI National Academy: A Study of the Change in Attitudes of Those Who Attend
Author(s): L E Fabrizio
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942511-18-2
Sale Source: University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of International Criminal Justice
1033 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the methodology and results from an evaluation of the 1980 FBI National Academy, an 11-week course of middle-management training for law enforcement officers from various agencies throughout the Nation.
Abstract: The overall aim of the FBI National Academy is to train attending officers as executives, administrators, investigators, and instructors to raise the standard and proficiency of law enforcement at all levels. This report first presents the 12 goals of the academy and then outlines the demographics of the students at the 1980 session. A description of the academy experience encompasses the academy's history, selection criteria, the curriculum, recruit attitudes, the physical setting, and academic atmosphere, and social setting, and a typical day. The description of the evaluation methodology notes that 49 of the 250 students completed a questionnaire that measured their attitudes regarding civil rights issues, stressors in daily police work, anomie, and cooperation between their departments and other law enforcement agencies. The survey aimed to measure changes in attitudes that occurred over the 11-week course. The findings indicate that the academy fulfilled its stated goals, as reflected in the attitudes of the officers who attended. Appended questionnaire, demographics, data, and curriculum; 13 footnotes; 5-item bibliography; and subject index
Main Term(s): Police management training
Index Term(s): FBI National Academy; Police attitudes; Police management
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