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  NCJ Number: NCJ 181404     Find in a Library
  Title: Development of Computer-Based Training for Law Enforcement
  Document URL: PDF 
  Project Director: Barbara Hines
  Corporate Author: Advanced Systems Technology, Inc
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/1999
  Page Count: 47
  Annotation: The feasibility of using computer-based training for police training was tested by means of the development and testing of computer-based lessons on police patrol and the basics of policing.
  Abstract: The curriculum development used an eight-part instructional design model. The instructional designers researched basic law enforcement training objectives and curricula from several States and developed the instructional strategies necessary to address the training tasks effectively. The research used Kirkpatrick's evaluation model to analyze and evaluate student reaction and learning for 2 of the 14 units developed. Pretest and posttest scores were recorded on floppy disks. Each student evaluator received a BETA Test Booklet to record responses to the computer-based training. The first BETA test on the unit on Patrol Concepts and Techniques was completed in January 1999 and produced an average student improvement of 26 percent. The second BETA test on the unit on Introduction to Law Enforcement was completed in March 1999 and reflected an average student improvement of 17.33 percent. The research project accomplished its four goals: (1) to demonstrate that this technology will standardize and improve consistency of law enforcement training for a geographically dispersed student population; (2) to develop interactive modules that are job based, logically sequenced, appealing to students; and deliverable at the learner's pace; (3) develop centralized tracking of student demographics and progress; and (4) provide a cost-effective alternative to residential courses of long duration. Appended course outline, analysis of law enforcement curricula, and related materials
  Main Term(s): Police education
  Index Term(s): Computer aided operations ; Curriculum ; Self instructional materials ; Staff development training ; Computer software ; Services effectiveness ; Computer training ; Police in-service training ; NIJ final report
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 98-LB-VX-K018
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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United States of America

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  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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