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Achievement Motivations of Police Officers in a Florida Urban Setting – Raimundo J. Socorro, Ph.D. – 2012
Achievement motivation of police officers in a Florida urban setting plays a key role in the accomplishment of an organization’s outcomes. In police work leadership appears to be especially important because police officers operate without strict supervision and have broad discretion in daily decisions. This study focuses on measuring and assessing whether a statistically significant difference exists between patrol and detective personnel relative to achievement motivation as measured by total score and subscale fators of the Achievement Motivation Inventory. This study employed both univariate and multivariate analytic methods to examine this issue. The Justice Academy greatly appreciates this literary contribution by Dr. Ray Socorro, Ph.D.
Post Academy Training Needs Analysis, James R. Walker, Ph.D. – 2003
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctoral degree in criminal justice at Texas A & M University, 2003. Without a formal structured plan of its own, training programs for the school district police officer have often followed the template of other local and state policing organizations to determine their own in-service training curriculum. Unfortunately, following the guidelines and programs set up by these outside policing organizations has led to training that is not indicative of the school district police officers bona fide training needs. This research first focused on identifying the internal and external constraints that are operating from within the school district, along with influences from outside the organization that are hindering ISD police officer training. The results found budgetary issues, time issues, perceived lack of training support from the school district administration, a lack of a training needs analysis to identify training needs, and other outside constraints (such as legislative training mandates), were hindering ISD police in-service training. Recommendations were made to seek outside assistance (grants).
The Impact of the Threat of Violence in School Districts, Marth A. Neely, Ph.D. – 2003
Violence is still a too frequent occurrence in our public schools. Although there has been a decrease in recent years, it continues to concern educators and the public. Many of the initiators of violence have referred to bullying and harassment as a reason for striking out violently. Research indicated that teachers often do not identify and/or do not respond to bullying.(grants). The results from this study also suggested that there might be limited knowledge and/or working relationships between schools and police authorities in some locations. Also indicated was that neither school nor police administrators frequently involve students directly in their prevention measures.
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential, Hal Campbell, Ph.D. – 1983
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctoral degree in criminal justice with emphasis and specialization in public law, criminal justice, mathematics and statistics, and criminology at Claremont Graduate University, 1983. This dissertation was authored in response to the increasing frequency of prisoner escapes from minimum security facilities managed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The study was undertaken at the request of Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess. It was created using a combination of empirical methods, culminating in the creation of a Discriminant Function Equation to provide a predictive formula that could be used as a classification mechanism for new prisoners in order to discern their probability of escape potential and their subsequent housing classification predicated upon the risk they posed to the community.
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 1
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 2
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 3
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 4
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 5
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