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: 31682 Find in a Library
Title: STUDY OF POLICE RECRUIT TRAINING PROGRAMS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR CURRICULA
Author(s): W G HORN
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 214
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY DESCRIBES NINE INNOVATIVE POLICE RECRUIT TRAINING PROGRAMS WITH EMPHASIS ON THOSE ELEMENTS DEALING DIRECTLY WITH THE POLICE SERVICE FUNCTION, AS WELL AS WITH CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES.
Abstract: THE NINE TRAINING PROGRAMS, WHOSE OFFICES WERE VISITED BY THE AUTHOR, INCLUDE BOSTON, CHICAGO, CINCINNATI, LOS ANGELES POLICE AND SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS, OAKLAND, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (DC), AND DAYTON/MONTGOMERY COUNTY (OH). THE FINDINGS OF THESE VISITS ARE REPORTED IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIVE FORMAT: THE MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROGRAM; THE SUBJECT MATTER IN THE CURRICULUM, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THOSE SUBJECTS THAT PREPARE THE RECRUIT FOR HIS SERVICE ROLE; AND A DISCUSSION OF RECENT CHANGES IN THE CURRICULUM, INCLUDING THE PROCEDURES USED TO BRING ABOUT THE CHANGE. THE MAJOR UNIQUENESSES OF THE PROGRAMS STUDIED WERE IDENTIFIED AS INTEGRATION OF CLASSROOM AND FIELD EXPERIENCES THROUGHOUT THE TRAINING PERIOD FOUND IN TWO PROGRAMS; USE OF SELFPACED, MULTI-MEDIA INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS AT THREE PROGRAMS STUDIED; INCLUSION OF INTERPERSONAL AWARENESS AND HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING IN THE MAJORITY OF THE PROGRAMS STUDIED; EMPHASIS ON LONGER CONTROL OVER THE OFFICER BY THE TRAINING PROGRAMS AS FOUND IN TWO PROGRAMS STUDIED; AND CONTINUATION OF TRAINING THROUGHOUT THE OFFICER'S CAREER AS FOUND PARTICULARLY IN ONE OF THE PROGRAMS STUDIED. THE METHODS USED BY THE VARIOUS TRAINING PROGRAMS IN PLANNING, DEVELOPING, AND IMPLEMENTING THE CURRICULUM CHANGES VARIED FROM ONE PROGRAM TO ANOTHER, WITH VERY LITTLE DUPLICATION.
Index Term(s): California; Comparative analysis; Curriculum; District of Columbia; Illinois; Massachusetts; Ohio; Police recruit training; Police recruits; Washington
Note: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - DISSERTATION.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=31682

*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.