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NCJ Number: 50849 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE TRAINING - WHERE IS IT LEADING US?
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:45  Issue:7  Dated:(JULY 1978)  Pages:48-50
Author(s): J E REAMES
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IT IS ARGUED THAT CURRENT POLICE TRAINING DOES LITTLE TO PREPARE AN OFFICER TO DEAL WITH A COMPUTERIZED SOCIETY. DATA PROCESSING EDUCATION IS NEEDED TO DEAL WITH WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS, AS WELL AS POLICE DATA SYSTEMS.
Abstract: IT IS SUGGESTED THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT MANAGEMENT IS SO BUSY KEEPING UP WITH DAILY PRESSURES THAT LITTLE ATTENTION IS PAID TO THE TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES TAKING PLACE IN SOCIETY. THESE CHANGES HAVE BROUGHT COMPUTERS INTO EVERYDAY USE IN MANY AREAS OF LIFE AND ARE MAKING COMPUTERIZATION A FACT OF CRIME AS WELL AS A FACT OF CRIME FIGHTING WHICH EVERY POLICE DEPARTMENT MUST FACE. DATA PROCESSING EDUCATION IS URGED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND COMPUTER CRIME, TO HELP THEM DEAL WITH THE WORD PROCESSING REVOLUTION WHICH IS REPLACING THE FILING CABINET WITH THE COMPUTER, AND TO HELP THEM MAKE BEST POSSIBLE USE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS. ALL OF THIS CHANGE REQUIRES LONG RANGE PLANNING, LEGISLATIVE FLEXIBILITY, AND A NEW TYPE OF EDUCATION AND LONG-RANGE FINANCING FOR POLICE OPERATIONS. THERE IS ALREADY A SHORTAGE OF CERTIFIED CRIMINAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSTS IN THE UNITED STATES. THE NEED FOR THIS TYPE OF PERSON IS GROWING AND POLICE EDUCATION SHOULD FILL IT. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Computer abuse; Computer aided operations; Computer related crime; Computerized criminal histories; Education; Police education
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