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NCJ Number: 99633 Find in a Library
Title: Police Perceptions of Interpersonal Communication Training Needs
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:13  Issue:6  Dated:(1985)  Pages:513-524
Author(s): R D Hicks; R R Gruetzmacher; R L Leonard; W L Pierce
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 12
Type: Overview Text
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Judgment analysis (JAN) is used to assess rating preferences pertaining to the interpersonal-communications training of peace officers in the Western United States.
Abstract: Two hundred fifty-one subjects in a western state were categorized according to three judgment variables (agency type, size of the population served, and years of experience). Sixteen specific training-need areas for police interpersonal communications, and an overall criterion item, were rated using a five-point Likert scale. Two dimensions of preference were found to exist when officers were grouped according to agency type and experience; however, results indicated that unique components existed for each of the four population-size groups. The quality of experience appeared to be more important than the quantity of experience in determining preferences of perceived needs. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Law enforcement overview texts; Police human relations training; Police training attitudes; Western States
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