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1967 Presidents Commission 50thAnniversary Has Higher Education Metits Obligation Ray Bynum Debbie Ferguson Frederick Lawrence David May Lorraine Priest Raymond Delaney. Criminal Justice Curriculum How can criminal justice curriculum be improved tobetter address cultural conflict Purpose of Education In the early 20th century there was a great crisis in higher.education There was a series of conferences to resolve thedilemma The central question What is the Purpose of Education Is it to benefit the individualor society 1928 Conference on Higher Education American Education.Association 1965 Law EnforcementAssistance Act Creation of evaluation and planning commissions andcommunity relations programs for police departments . courses in police science in colleges and universities comprehensive education in corrections establishment of state police education standards training in riot prevention and control specific education programs at colleges and universities.for the improvement of officers and supervisors 1967 President s CommissionWell educated persons are less prejudiced towardminority groups than the poorly educated This should have a significant positive long term effect.on community relations Police personnel with two to four years of college have a better appreciation of people with different racial economic and cultural backgrounds have the innate ability to acquire such understanding . Be less bias prejudice and excessive force Winslow 1968 Riots and other IncidentsAttica 1971New Mexico 1980.Atlanta 1987Lucasville Ohio 1993Abu Grahib Iraq 2003National DemocraticConvention 1968. Minnesota Study 1978 Administrators were more concerned about skills theofficers acquired during college critical thinking skills oral and written communications. adequate research prior to taking action ability to handle stress successful group presentations adequate introduction to world ethnic and gender issuesThe accomplishment of a degree was seen as an effort by.the individual having little influence on the organization Michigan DOC Ambroyer 1991 noted that as a result of riots inprisons during the 1980s Michigan DOC requires 15college credits as a condition of employment. Two classes in corrections Two classes in counseling human behavior One class in legal issues Conflicted RoleCommunity college and university criminal.justice curricula are in conflict with the criminaljustice system Criminal justice curriculum was designed as asocial science not to resolve issues in theNeed to create a educational program which.raised awareness and enhanced critical Bueger 2004 College Education LawEnforcement fewer complaints about excessive use of force disciplinary.actions and other infractions Wymer 1996 increased flexibility in dealing with difficult situations result in better interaction with diverse cultures andbetter verbal and written communication skills Varricchio greater flexibility in accepting and implementing change. Wymer 1996 Varricchio 1999 Totzke 2002 education is seen as a means of improving the officer andcriminal justice organization Seiter 2013 college degree does reduce the level of bias and prejudicein both law enforcement and corrections Telep 2011 . The intent of the Commission was to change the system not to necessarily control crime but to create justice Moore 1997 The intent of having academia help create this changenever really materialized but research did increase . Moore 1997 This effort has resulted in Better leadership and professionalism in criminal justice Three major concepts of professionalism in criminal1 Technically competent people.2 People committed to the right values 3 People who feel authorized to imagine and act 25th Anniversary of the1967 CommissionSamuel Walker 1994 and others looked at the report.for the 25th Anniversary He noted The growth of knowledge about policing resultedin an intellectual revolution Change in policing itself has been uneven In some areas it change has been enormous in.others not as much they assumed the agenda of professionalism wouldtake care of all problems professionalism per se did not necessarily take care of police communityrelations . Resolving Issues Work Issues70 120 00 90 120 00 60 100 00 100 00 50 60 80 00 40 Frequency 50 Frequency.60 00 60 00 30 Cumulative 40 Cumulative 40 00 30 40 00 10 20 00 20 00 0 0 00 0 0 00 .1 2 3 4 5 6 More 1 2 3 More1 Strongly Disagree 1 Did Not Help 2 Some Issues6 Strongly Agree 3 Info HelpedCollege Education60 120 00 .50 100 00 Cumulative 1 2 3 4 5 6 re1 Strongly Disagree6 Strongly Agree. College Education Organizations New information on improving the existing culture isneutralized by the Basic academy and FTO CTO Wimhurst Ransley 2007 The existing culture is protective of itself even if it is.dysfunctional Wimhurst Ransley 2007 Information in criminal justice improves the individual but not the organization Wimhurst K Ransley J 2007 College personal benefit .Academy New InformationField Training New Informationin Service TrainingCollege EducationORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE created by authors . Race and Ethnic Relations inCorrections CurriculumCorley Nalla and Hoffman 2005 noted while correctionsstaff thought race and ethnic relations should be a focus ofgraduate corrections curriculum p 388 . less than three fourths of introductory texts address this only one chapter on the topic College Cultural Conflict CoursesThe 1967 President s Commission felt a college degree would solve thecultural conflict in criminal justice In the Minnesota study police chiefs were.concerned about the skills the officers developed Michigan DOC requirescollege courses as a condition of employment None emphasized the need forcourses on cultural conflict A study was conducted with 926 college criminal justice professors membersof the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences on the philosophy of punishment.and cultural conflict courses Seven professors completed the survey A fewcommented one course on cultural diversity is not enough to change an organization while courses on cultural diversity are provided to current and future officers it isnot provided to the community . College Cultural ConflictA review of 30 US colleges and universities criminal justice programs was done todetermine the amount of cultural diversity conflict ethics decision making etc courses were being provided At least one or two courses that covered issues of cultural diversity ethics and.decision making were offered in most colleges and universities One or two courses is insufficient to adequately deal with cultural diversity Some colleges and universities are including more classes to address theseissues For example Eastern Kentucky University has developed an entiredegree program to focus on Social Justice . Some programs take an integrative approach by having one identified course but diversity content is addressed across the curriculum to further facilitatecultural diversity progress in being made in the colleges and universities but more remains to References.Amboyer D 1991 Entry level correctional officer perceptions of academy training higher education curricula of the correctionalofficer academic program and frequency of job task performance Michigan Doctoral Dissertation Bynum R 2007 Staff Education and Transformational Leadership in Criminal Justice Doctoral Dissertation Northern ArizonaUniversity Proquest Dissertation Publishing 3296082Corley Nalla Hoffman 2005 Components of an appropriate graduate level corrections curriculum Criminal Justice Studies .Volume 18 Issue 4 P 379 392 doi 10 1080 14786010500451281Minnesota Department of Public Safety Police Officers Standards and Training 1978 Police licensing and standards of conduct Summary report of a national conference Worldcat org oclc 5708136Moore M 1997 Looking backward to look forward The 1967 Crime Commission report in retrospect National Institute of JusticeJournal www NCJRS org pdffiles jr 0023... .Seiter R 2011 Corrections An introduction Boston Pearson Education p 397 399Telep C 2011 Sept The impact of higher education on police officer attitudes toward abuse of authority Journal of Criminal JusticeEducation Vol 22 Num 3 P 392 413 Totzke M 2002 The influence of education on the professionalization of policing Capstone Project University of Nebraska http www unomaha edu wwwpa pro... .Varricchio D 1999 Higher education in law enforcement and perceptions of career success Doctoral Dissertation Seton HallUniversity College of Education and Human Services Proquest Dissertation Publishing 9924361Walker S 1994 Between Two Worlds The President s Commission and the Police 1967 1992 in Conley J et al 1994 The 1967President s Commission report Its impact 25 years later Anderson Publishing Co Wimhurst K Ransley J 2007 Police education and the university sector Contrasting models from the Australian experience .Journal of Criminal Justice Education Volume 18 Issue 1 pg 106 122 www tandfonline com doi full 1... Wymer C 1996 A comparison of the relationships between level of education job performance and beliefs on professionalismwithin the Virginia State Police Doctoral Dissertation Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Proquest PublishingServices 9924361.Winslow R 1968 Crime in a free society Selections from the President s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration ofJustice Berkley CA Dickenson Publishing Company A review of 30 US colleges and universities criminal justice programs was done to determine the amount of cultural diversity, conflict, ethics, decision making, etc. courses were being provided. At least one or two courses that covered issues of cultural diversity, ethics, and decision making were offered in most colleges and universities.