Academic Professionalism in Law Enforcement

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Taylor & Francis, 1995 - Political Science - 279 pages
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Examines the history of police education, methods of policing affected by education, and difficulties of attaining high police education standards, focusing on police practice in the Los Angeles Police Department. Applies a construct validation approach in determining whether college-educated patrol officers in the LAPD possess attitudinal characteristics different from non-college-educated officers. Includes the study questionnaire, variables used, and definitions of key terms. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Problem of Academic Professionalism
7
History of the Professionalization of
25
Federal Court Decisions Concerning Validation
73
Models of Policing Styles
111
Relationships between Education Probationary
141
Profiles of L A P D Patrol Officers
205
Implications of CollegeEducated Officers
215
Appendixes
223
B Questionnaire Items Comprising Indices
251
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