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NCJ Number: 78012 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Police Education and the University - The Cincinnati Case
Author(s): G E Carte
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report traces the development of higher education programs for police in Cincinnati and discusses problems connected with clashes over the control of courses between the police agency and the academic faculty.
Abstract: Cincinnati's police education programs developed along with the trend toward community education in 2 year occupational programs attached to universities. A police cadet program, begun in 1954 to bring new recruits into the department and to have a longer period in which to train and evaluate them, became the mainstay for the successive educational programs that were developed. These programs were connected to Chase Commercial College and later to the University of Cincinnati and were run primarily by the police department, with only formal ties to the university and little cooperation between police and the academic faculty in curriculum planning. A separate effort was made in the late 1960's to bring police education into the academic environment and to end the isolation of police education from the more philosophical issues of criminal justice. At the College of Community Services police courses have focused on management skills and an awareness of social and racial issues and police history. In general, police-university tension in Cincinnati has reflected a conflict between the values of educated men and the insulation of senior police officers. No references are cited.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Higher education; Police attitudes; Police education; Role perception
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