ERIC Number: ED165860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Quality of Police Education: An AACJC Response.
Mahoney, James R.; Rasmussen, Howard M.
These two symposium presentations are endorsed by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges in response to the book, "The Quality of Police Education," which was prepared by the Police Foundation with support from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. Specifically, the papers refute allegations made in the book in criticism of community college police education programs. James R. Mahoney's response to the book points out the age and unverifiable nature of much of the data upon which the criticisms were based; contains quotes from Police Education Program administrators in response to specific claims made in the book; criticizes the stylistic tactics which, without evidence, cast a negative light on the programs; and points out the impracticality of the recommended baccalaureate degree requirements in police education. Additionally, the address points out the values of the study. Howard Rasmussen's presentation contradicts the premise of the study that the role of police education programs should be to educate police for institutional change, stating that the more important goal is the generation and dissemination of knowledge. Also questioned is the belief that a liberal-arts-oriented, full-time, residence education is the best model for police education programs. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Quality of Police Education (Police Foundation)
Note: Papers presented at a National Symposium on Higher Education for Police Officers (Washington, D.C., February 6, 1979)