ERIC Number: ED272039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Policing: The Nature of University Police Work.
Bordner, Diane C.; Petersen, David M.
Various aspects of campus police work are described, including the actual duties of officers, staff selection and training, and the larger issues of law enforcement. The urban university police is the focus, and comparisons are made to the organization and activities of other urban police forces. Also considered is the local context for different types of police practices. To clarify the campus police bureaucracy, attention is directed to internal structure, line operations, relations among different staff, and evaluative and disciplinary processes. The jurisdiction and authority of campus police and the relationship of campus police and the community are additional concerns. Recruitment and selection procedures, orientation, on-the-job training, and academy training are described, along with the actual work that officers do on a daily basis, including foot and mobile patrol, criminal investigation, and traffic control. Also considered is the nature of the work, including danger as well as boredom, and patterns of solidarity among university officers. In addition to distinguishing the major types of crime (theft by taking, sex offenses, and criminal trespass), information is provided on where crimes occur, the volume of crime, and crime prevention. The way in which this study of campus police work was conducted is also explained. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Campuses, Crime Prevention, Employee Responsibility, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Personnel Selection, Police School Relationship, Recruitment, School Security, Security Personnel, Staff Development, Stealing, Urban Universities, Violence
University Press of America, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706 ($13.75).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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