ERIC Number: ED050422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Small Group Interaction Approach to Police-Community Relations Training.
Rosenbluh, Edward S.; Reichart, William A.
This project was undertaken with the objective of offering the police departments involved an acceptable and feasible way to extend to their members an insight into the complexities and problems of the people with whom they must deal. Small group discussion was utilized, and the seminars dealt with human dynamics, communication breakdowns, crime and delinquency, leadership and fellowship, and urban problems. Results from a questionnaire administered during the last session of each seminar showed a great deal of acceptance by the officers for the small group interaction approach, as well as for the topics presented and discussed. A particularly significant result was the feeling by most participants that someone was concerned with their needs and feelings and would be in a position, perhaps, to communicate their frustrations and suggestions to the top command. One tentative conclusion drawn was that the officers gained a better understanding of urban problems and the ticklish position in which they are placed as enforcers of the law in twentieth century, urban society. (Author/TA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bellarmine Coll., Louisville, KY.
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Athens, Georgia, April 8-10, 1971