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From the Academy to Retirement: A Journey Through the Policing Lifecycle - NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar

NCJ Number
234694
Author(s)
Dennis Rosenbaum; Gary Cordner; Lorie Fridell; Steve Mastrofski; Jack McDevitt; Amie Schuck
Date Published
December 2009
Length
13 pages
Annotation
This video and its transcript cover panel presentations at the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) Research for the Real World Seminar on a research program that is examining the features of the "policing lifecycle," from the academy to retirement.
Abstract
Dennis Rosenbaum - Director of the Center for Research in Law and Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago - discusses the design of the research project, which is focusing on the policing lifecycle at 25 sites that encompass large, small, and medium-sized agencies as well as tribal agencies throughout the Nation. The project intends to foster researcher-practitioner cooperation in sharing information and data on the training, practices, and organizational structure of police agencies. Gary Cordner - professor of criminal justice at the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania - describes the start of data collection efforts that began with the experiences of police officers when they first join an agency and enter the police academy. Lorie Fridell - associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida - and Steve Mastrofsky - professor and former Chair of the Department of Administration of Justice at George Mason University - address the project's focus on the transition from patrol officer into supervisor. Jack McDevitt - associate dean of the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University - discusses the project's focus on the features of police organizations and how officers view their interaction with agency structures for performing their work. Amie Schuck - associate director of research at the university of Illinois - addresses recruit training and the importance of preparing officers to use their discretion wisely, taking into account the circumstances and priorities of each law enforcement encounter.

Date Published: December 1, 2009