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NCJ Number: 97384 Find in a Library
Title: Model for Recruiting and Retaining Minority Students in Criminal Justice Majors
Journal: Journal of Crime and Justice  Volume:7  Dated:(1984)  Pages:43-62
Author(s): E P Fortune
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 20
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Criminal justice education programs should develop a systematic approach to improve their recruitment and retention of minority students, because the employment of women and minorities in the criminal justice system is below acceptable levels.
Abstract: The need for minority recruits in criminal justice education programs is particularly acute. Criminal justice education programs should take the leadership role in addressing this problem. A useful approach would be a five-stage recruitment model based on a systems approach which recognizes the interactions between an individual's behavior and environment. This model contains the following stages: organizing a planning team, assessing what exists and what appears to be needed, goal setting, program development, and implementation and evaluation. Each stage contains two or more phases. With some modifications, the model applies to retaining students in the program as well. Program administrators should review their current recruitment and retention methods and incorporate this model as an action model. One figure and 40 references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Minority recruitment
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