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NCJ Number: 75461 Find in a Library
Title: Quality of Police Education - An AACJC (American Association of Community and Junior Colleges) Response
Author(s): J R Mahoney; H M Rasmussen
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Eric Document Reproduction Service
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These two symposium presentations criticize a publication on the quality of police education, which the Police Foundation prepared with the support of LEAA.
Abstract: The American Association of Community and Junior Colleges endorsed these refutations of allegations made in the book, which criticizes community college police education programs. The first paper points out the age and unverifiable nature of much of the data upon which the original criticisms were based; contains quotes from police education program administrators in response to specific claims made in the book; and criticizes the stylistic tactics which, without evidence, view the programs negatively. In addition, the impracticality of the recommended baccalaureate degree requirements in police education and certain value judgments of the study are pointed out. The second presentation contradicts the study's premise that the role of police education programs should be to educate police for institutional change and states that the more important goal is the generation and dissemination of knowledge. Also questioned is the belief that liberal arts-oriented, full-time, residence education is the best model for police education programs. Recommendations include the encouragement and funding of a multiplicity of higher education models and the continuation of substantial research into all models and other factors regarding police education. A five-item reference list is included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Critiques; Degree programs; Police education; Police Foundation
Note: Presented at a National Symposium on Higher Education for Police Officers, Sheraton Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., February 6, 1979.
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