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NCJ Number: 92831 Find in a Library
Title: Assessing the Effects of LEAA Demise on Criminal Justice Higher Education
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:11  Issue:6  Dated:(1983)  Pages:549-561
Author(s): C Weirman; W G Archambeault
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 13
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The historical growth of criminal justice education programs can be directly related to the creation of LEAA and the education incentive program, LEEP.
Abstract: With the demise of LEAA and federal funding, there is the natural question of what effect, if any, this lack of financial support might have on criminal justice education programs. A stratified sample of 125 colleges and universities having such programs was surveyed to determine possible effects in student enrollments, characteristics, research funding, and other perceived changes. The data illustrate that changes in student characteristics appeared to be more significant in relation to enrollment changes than did LEAA/LEEP withdrawal. Program increases have been generally related to increases in full-time, preservice students and larger numbers of minorities and females. Programs which relied heavily on part-time, in-service students declined the most in enrollments. Colleges and universities with growing graduate programs experienced growth in bachelor and associate degrees as well. The demise of LEAA funding appears to have negatively affected most dramatically technical type programs which attracted large numbers of in-service, male, part-time students. Those which broadened their student characteristics appear to have been less affected. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
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