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NCJ Number: 32820 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: INVESTIGATION INTO THE STUDENT-MANNED CAMPUS SECURITY FORCE
Corporate Author: Mankato State College
United States of America
Project Director: G L HUDSON
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Mankato State College
Mankato, MN 56001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-71-111-PG
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE MANKATO (MN) STATE COLLEGE PROGRAM WHICH USES 25 FM TRANSCEIVOR-EQUIPPED, NON-UNIFORMED STUDENTS TO PROVIDE SECURITY IN AND AROUND CAMPUS BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.
Abstract: STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ARREST OR APPREHEND SUSPECTS AND DO NOT CARRY WEAPONS. REPORTS OF ALL IRREGULAR OCCURENCES OR DISTURBANCES ARE RADIOED TO A CENTRAL DISPATCHER WHO SENDS A REGULAR CITY POLICE CRUISER TO INVESTIGATE. THIS STUDY ALSO ASSESSED STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARD A CAMPUS SECURITY FORCE COMPOSED OF STUDENTS AND INVESTIGATED THE TYPE OF STUDENT MOST EFFECTIVE IN THE ROLE OF SECURITY OFFICER. ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRES WERE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT BODY AS A WHOLE, THE STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE CAMPUS SECURITY FORCE, AND A GROUP OF 36 SECURITY FORCE APPLICANTS. STUDY FINDINGS INDICATED THAT STUDENT BODY ATTITUDES RANGED FROM 'AMBIVALENT' TO 'SLIGHTLY NEGATIVE', THAT THE CAMPUS SECURITY FORCE MAINTAINED A LOW-KEY IMAGE DUE TO ITS LACK OF FORCEFULNESS AND LOW VISIBILITY, THAT THE CAMPUS CRIME RATE REMAINED UNCHANGED, AND THAT MANKATO CITY POLICE INTERVENTION ON CAMPUS WAS REDUCED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT WHILE THE CAMPUS SECURITY FORCE'S CRIME REDUCTION/DETERRENCE EFFECT WAS DOUBTFUL, ITS LOWER COST MIGHT JUSTIFY ITS EXISTENCE. LITTLE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE WAS FOUND BETWEEN STUDENT APPLICANTS AND ACTUAL SECURITY FORCE MEMBERS AND THE REST OF THE STUDENT BODY.
Index Term(s): Attitudes; Campus Security; Minnesota; Private police; Program evaluation; Students
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