ERIC Number: ED393512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Criminal Justice Program Review: Training Programs in Florida.
Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
This report presents results from the Florida State Board of Community Colleges' review of Criminal Justice programs. A preface indicates that concerns related to crime in the state provided the impetus for the review and that it focused on issues related to curricula, funding and costs, labor demand and employment requirements, and labor supply. The next section offers the following four recommendations developed in the review: (1) statewide articulation agreements for law enforcement and correctional officer programs should be developed; (2) basic skills entry level examinations should be required; (3) grade level requirements should be adjusted to reflect job performance and state certification standards; and (4) program budget requests and subsequent funding should reflect the high costs associated with these programs. The next sections review the historical background and current context of public law enforcement in the state, describing the functions of the Division of Criminal Justice Standards and Training, the Department of Corrections, and private and public correctional agencies. The following sections describe the Criminal Justice curriculum; steps in developing job competency; and issues related to basic skills testing, indicating that employers continue to be dissatisfied with graduates' basic skills, but that steps have been taken to address the issue. Finally, a discussion of labor demand and supply, funding for community college programs, and conclusions is presented. Contains 19 references. Appendixes include tables showing the length of law enforcement and correction officer programs. (TGI)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Crime, Crime Prevention, Educational Finance, Labor Economics, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Police Education, Probation Officers, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.