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NCJ Number: 42493 Find in a Library
Title: FEASIBILITY OF HIRING EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLDS AS POLICE OFFICERS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 1972-1976
Author(s): V J GILLIAM
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 84
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT CONTENDS THAT CALIFORNIA POLICE AGENCIES SHOULD MAKE AN EFFORT TO HIRE 18-YEAR-OLDS AS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. IT CONTAINS STATISTICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL DATA TO BOLSTER THIS BELIEF.
Abstract: THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY ARE DERIVED FROM THE RESPONSES TO A SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE THAT WAS ADMINISTERED TO 187 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN CALIFORNIA DURING THE FALL OF 1972 AND THE FALL OF 1976. THE QUESTIONNAIRE INQUIRED ABOUT THE MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW RECRUITS, THE POSSIBILITY OF ALTERING THOSE REQUIREMENTS, AND ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT CRITERIA FOR SELECTING FUTURE POLICE OFFICERS. THE AUTHOR FOUND THAT AGENCIES WERE STRONGLY OPPOSED TO HIRING 18-YEAR-OLDS, BUT THAT THEY HAD NO CONCRETE REASONS FOR THIS. THE AUTHOR FELT THAT MANY OTHERWISE QUALIFIED 18-YEAR-OLDS ARE BEING DENIED A POSSIBLE POLICE CAREER BY THIS POLICY....BDS
Index Term(s): California; Career development; Employment; Police recruits; Young Adults (18-24); Youth employment
Note: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH - MASTERS THESIS
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