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NCJ Number: 49184 Find in a Library
Title: MEASURING CITIZENS' PERCEPTIONS OF POLICE EDUCATION AND TRAINING - AN ANALYSIS BY RACE AND DOGMATISM
Journal: QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF CORRECTIONS  Volume:2  Issue:1  Dated:(WINTER 1978)  Pages:46-51
Author(s): F I KLYMAN; J KRUCEKNBERG
Corporate Author: State Technical Institute of Memphis
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: State Technical Institute of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38134
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RACE AND DOGMATISM AS DETERMINANTS OF CITIZEN PERCEPTIONS OF POLICE TRAINING AND EDUCATION PRACTICES ARE EXAMINED IN A STUDY OF 1,000 SUBJECTS.
Abstract: SUBJECTS ANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF POLICE TRAINING PRACTICES AND HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND COMPLETED A SCALE DESIGNED TO MEASURE DOGMATISM. NONWHITE SUBJECTS EVALUATED POLICE TRAINING AND EDUCATION SIGNIFICANTLY MORE FAVORABLY THAN DID WHITE SUBJECTS. FOR BOTH WHITES AND NONWHITES, HIGHLY DOGMATIC SUBJECTS TENDED TO HOLD MORE FAVORABLE ATTITUDES ABOUT POLICE TRAINING AND EDUCATION THAN DID LESS DOGMATIC SUBJECTS; HOWEVER DOGMATISM HAD A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON ATTITUDES ONLY AMONG NONWHITES. IMPLICATIONS OF THE FINDINGS RELATIVE TO IMPROVING COOPERATION BETWEEN POLICE AND CITIZENS ARE DISCUSSED. SUPPORTING DATA AND A LIST OF REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--LKM)
Index Term(s): Police community relations; Police education; Police training; Police training evaluation; Public Opinion of the Police
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