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NCJ Number: 62863 Find in a Library
Title: FROM MINORITY RECRUITMENT TO PROFESSIONALIZATION - NEW DIRECTIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (FROM CRIME AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA - CRITICAL ISSUES FOR THE FUTURE, 1979, BY JOHN T O'BRIEN AND MARVIN MARCUS - SEE NCJ-62849)
Author(s): L L STABILE
Corporate Author: Pergamon Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPRESENTATIVENESS, RESPONSIVENESS, AND EFFICIENCY ARE DISCUSSED AS THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS OF POLICE PERSONNEL AND AGENCIES DEVELOPING NOW AND INTO THE 1980'S.
Abstract: IN RECENT YEARS, POLICE DEPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVING REPRESENTATIVENESS THROUGH AN EMPHASIS ON RECRUITING AND SELECTING PERSONNEL FROM ALL ETHNIC, RACIAL, AND SEXUAL GROUPS IN THE COMMUNITIES SERVED. AT THE SAME TIME, POLICE AGENCIES HAVE BEEN CONCERNED WITH RESPONSIVENESS TO COMMUNITY SERVICE NEEDS. THIS IS BEING ACHIEVED THROUGH EMPHASIS ON THE SELECTION OF HIGHLY EDUCATED PRACTITIONERS WHO CAN DEAL WITH COMPLEX ISSUES OF HUMAN RELATIONS, SOCIAL CONFLICT, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. BEYOND 1984, THE FOCUS IN POLICE AGENCIES IS LIKELY TO SHIFT TO EFFICIENCY--IMPROVED ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS. GREATER EFFICIENCY WILL BE ACHIEVED BY INCREASED PROFESSIONALIZATION. THIS WILL OCCUR THROUGH DEVELOPMENT ON THE FOLLOWING FRONTS: (1) AN EXPANDED AND STANDARDIZED BODY OF THEORY AND/OR KNOWLEDGE WILL EMERGE REGARDING POLICE WORK; (2) AUTHORITY AND EXPERTISE WILL BE INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED BY CLIENTELE; (3) THERE WILL BE BROADER COMMUNITY SANCTION AND APPROVAL OF POLICE AUTHORITY; (4) EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE WILL INCREASE; (5) AUTHORITY WILL STEM FROM FORMAL LICENSING; (6) A CODE OF ETHICS WILL EMERGE; AND (7) FORMAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS WILL BE FORMED. NOTES AND REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Equal opportunity employment; Police effectiveness; Police personnel; Police recruits; Professionalization
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