ERIC Number: ED166389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Issues and Trends in Criminal Justice Education. Criminal Justice Monograph. Vol. VIII, No. 5.
Carter, David L.; And Others
Issues and trends in criminal justice education are discussed in three papers. The first paper, "Issues and Trends in Criminal Justice Education: The Philosophy of Curriculum Development," by J. D. Jamieson, considers the logic underlying the assumptions made by academic generalists and training-oriented practitioners who influence curriculum development. The paper presents the case for the implementation of professional curricula, which require the integration of theoretical wisdom with technical skill at all levels of the educational process. In the second paper, "Issues and Trends in Higher Education for Police Officers," by David L. Carter, the development of three distinct generations of higher education in law enforcement is traced. Current issues in the police/college education debate are underscored, and trends and future prospects in law enforcement education are predicted. In the final paper Allen D. Sapp reviews "Issues and Trends in Police Professionalization." Sapp considers the origin of expressed needs for police professionalization. Also examined are sociological concepts of professions and the current state of police professionalism. Motives of the police in seeking professional status are examined. The trend in police occupational groups toward seeking professionalization is also cited. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Conflict, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Employment Qualifications, Essays, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Inservice Education, Job Skills, Law Enforcement, Opinions, Police, Police Education, Professional Recognition, Program Effectiveness, Training
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sam Houston State Univ., Huntsville, TX. Inst. of Contemporary Corrections and the Behavioral Sciences.