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NCJ Number: 51025 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENT - WHAT COMMUNITY COLLEGES CAN DO
Journal: COMMUNITY COLLEGE FRONTIERS  Volume:6  Issue:2  Dated:(WINTER 1978)  Pages:50-53
Author(s): K KERLE
Corporate Author: Sangamon State University
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Sangamon State University
Springfield, IL 62708
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GENERALIZED CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE PROGRAM IS STRESSED.
Abstract: COMMUNITY COLLEGES SHOULD COOPERATE WITH POLICE, CORRECTIONS, PAROLE, AND PROBATION PERSONNEL TO DEVELOP A DEGREE WHEREBY STUDENTS WITH CAREER ASPIRATIONS IN ANY OF THESE AREAS CAN PURSUE A CRIMINAL JUSTICE CAREER. COMMUNITY COLLEGES CAN APPROACH STATE DEPARTMENTS OF CORRECTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH THIS DESIRED END. SUBSIDIARY BENEFITS, SUCH AS COMMUNITY COLLEGES LENDING ASSISTANCE TO STATES IN ESTABLISHING GOOD COURSES IN THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER/POLICE TRAINING FIELDS, CAN BE MUTUALLY ADVANTAGEOUS TO BOTH EDUCATION AND PENOLOGY BECAUSE THEY MAKE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PRACTITIONERS RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR AND VALUE OF A SOLID ACADEMIC APPROACH. IN WORKING WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GENERALIZED CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE PROGRAM, ACTUALLY INTERNING STUDENTS IN SEVERAL AGENCIES IS PRESUMED. COMMUNITY COLLEGES SHOULD INSURE THAT A NUMBER OF COURSES ARE OFFERED IN LOCAL DETENTION CENTERS, JAILS, AND STATE PRISONS BY WHICH INMATE STUDENTS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR STUDENT RELEASE PROGRAMS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES CAN PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES WITH INMATE AND POSSIBLY NONINMATE STUDENTS. COMMUNITY COLLEGES CAN ASSIST LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS, COUNTY DETENTION CENTERS, AND PAROLE AND PROBATION ORGANIZATIONS IN DEVELOPING INTEGRATED TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PERSONNEL. THE 1974 ELECTION OF FRANCIS R. FORD, A COMMUNITY COLLEGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSOR, TO THE OFFICE OF SHERRIFF IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD., IS DESCRIBED, AND THE INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS HE INITIATED (I.E., INSERVICE TRAINING, POLICE/COMMUNITY RELATIONS PROGRAMS) ARE MENTIONED. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Criminal justice education; Education; Inmate Programs; Inmates; Maryland; University/Criminal Justice Agency Collaboration
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