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NCJ Number: 51250 Find in a Library
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN EVALUATION INSTRUMENT FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF MINIMUM STANDARD ENTRANCE-LEVEL TRAINING OF POLICE WITHIN THE STATE OF MARYLAND
Author(s): R P QUANE
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 177
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASURING STUDENTS', INSTRUCTORS', AND ADMINISTRATORS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE UTILITY OF A MINIMUM STANDARDS ENTRANCE-LEVEL TRAINING CURRICULUM FOR POLICE ARE REPORTED.
Abstract: SURVEY INSTRUMENTS DESIGNED TO MEASURE PERCEPTIONS OF SPECIFIC SUBJECT AREAS WITH MARYLAND'S MINIMUM STANDARDS CURRICULUM WERE DEVELOPED, REVIEWED BY A PANEL OF EXPERTS, PILOT TESTED, AND DISTRIBUTED TO A SAMPLE OF 652 OFFICERS WHO HAD ATTENDED MINIMUM STANDARDS ENTRANCE-LEVEL SCHOOLS (341 RESPONSES), 105 POLICE AGENCY ADMINISTRATORS WHOSE STAFF INCLUDED AT LEAST ONE OFFICER WHO HAD PARTICIPATED IN A SCHOOL (73 RESPONSES), AND 77 TRAINING OFFICERS FROM MARYLAND'S CERTIFIED ACADEMIES (58 RESPONSES). GRADUATES AND ADMINISTRATORS DIFFERED SIGNIFICANTLY IN THEIR ASSESSMENTS OF THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE ENTRANCE-LEVEL CURRICULUM, WHEREAS TRAINERS DID NOT DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY WITH EITHER GRADUATES OR ADMINISTRATORS. SURVEY RESPONSES INDICATE THAT THE SUBJECT AREAS OF PROSTITUTION, GAMBLING, AND INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZED CRIME SHOULD BE ELIMINATED FROM THE ENTRANCE-LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAM, AND THAT GREATER EMPHASIS SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE MECHANICS OF ARREST, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, PATROL FUNCTIONS AND TECHNIQUES, THE STATE CRIMINAL CODE, RULES OF EVIDENCE, AND DEVELOPMENTAL ENGLISH/REPORT WRITING. AREAS IN WHICH THE SURVEY INSTRUMENTS SHOULD BE MODIFIED ARE NOTED. COPIES OF THE INSTRUMENTS, SUPPORTING DATA, A DESCRIPTION OF THE MARYLAND TRAINING CURRICULUM, AND A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Curriculum; Maryland; Minimum basic training; Police physical fitness testing; Police training evaluation; Police training standards; Questionnaires
Note: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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