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NCJ Number: 31107 Find in a Library
Title: MISCONCEPTIONS SURROUNDING A COLLEGE-EDUCATED POLICE RECRUIT
Journal: WISCONSIN LAW ENFORCEMENT JOURNAL  Volume:15  Issue:4  Dated:(WINTER 1975)  Pages:13 AND 15
Author(s): L D BOISOT
Corporate Author: Soc for the Advancement of Education
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Soc for the Advancement of Education
New York, NY 10023
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT A COLLEGE DEGREE IN SOME AREAS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO SERVE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROPER FIELD TRAINING FOR POLICE RECRUITS.
Abstract: BUT MANY NEW COLLEGE-EDUCATED RECRUITS ARE EXPECTED BY THEIR SUPERIORS TO BETTER PERFORM THE FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF DAILY POLICE ACTIVITIES THAN THEIR NON-COLLEGE COUNTERPARTS. SUPERVISORS MAY CONSEQUENTLY BE MUCH MORE CRITICAL OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FORMER, AND MAY REACH THE ERRONEOUS CONCLUSION THAT COLLEGE EDUCATED RECRUITS ARE LIKELY TO MAKE LESS CAPABLE POLICE OFFICERS.
Index Term(s): Educational levels; Personnel evaluation; Police higher education
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