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Title: Implementation of Criminal Justice Undergraduate Career Education in Oklahoma - Final Report
Author(s): J M Bermudez; J Murphy; D L Wilson; F Shanklin
Corporate Author: East Central Oklahoma State University
School of Health and Human Resources Professions
Division of Human Resources
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 201
Sponsoring Agency: East Central Oklahoma State University
Ada, OK 74820
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-ED-AX-0134
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the implementation, elements, and achievements of a comprehensive undergraduate career education program in criminal justice in southeastern Oklahoma. It is intended for use in planning regional educational policy and/or local programs related to undergraduate career education.
Abstract: Steps in the fashioning of the program are described, and the core curriculum is outlined. The program is divided into three concentrations: adult offender services, juvenile services, and law enforcement. Also discussed are the internship program, the development of the criminal justice library, and cooperative agreements regarding televised courses. Program achievements are reviewed in terms of personnel trained, programs initiated, and goals fulfilled. The program evaluation is reported, covering the human resources philosophy, translation of philosophy to the core curriculum, the final advisory board review, and a student evaluation and faculty review. Factors contributing to program strengths include strong student interest, the generic course structure, and well-defined cooperative internship procedures. Among concerns expressed by the faculty are insufficient course content about minority groups and lack of course work dealing with group dynamics and processes. Future directions are discussed in the areas of student courseload, curriculum revision, and graduate level articulation. Appendixes present the course syllabi, the internship program, a list of library holdings, a student handbook, advisory board membership and the proposed degree program, and the master's degree program outline.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Criminal justice internships; Curriculum; Degree programs; Higher education; Oklahoma; Program evaluation; Program implementation
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