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NCJ Number: 32676 Find in a Library
Title: WHAT DO WE WANT FROM THE POLICE
Journal: SKEPTIC  Issue:4  Dated:(NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1974)  Pages:29-31
Author(s): J F AHERN
Corporate Author: Forum for Contemporary History
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Forum for Contemporary History
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THREE REASONS ARE PRESENTED FOR THE PRESENT LACK OF CONCERN WITH THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Abstract: FIRST, LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS BECOME ENMESHED IN THE RHETORIC OF AN IDEOLOGICALLY ORIENTED PERIOD (SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE OR OFF THE PIG). SECOND, ADMINISTRATIVE INNOVATION THREATENS THE TRANQUILITY OF MANAGEMENT HIERARCHIES AND LOCAL POLITICAL ARRANGEMENTS. THIRD, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS AND THE INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY HAVE FAILED TO EVOLVE A GENERAL CONSENSUS AS TO WHAT THE GOALS OF INSTITUTIONAL REFORM IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SHOULD BE.
Index Term(s): Personnel selection; Police reform; Police responsibilities; Political influences; Professionalization
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