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From the Academy to Retirement: A Journey Through the Policing Lifecycle

Ellen Scrivner, Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice; Dennis Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Justice and Director, Center for Research in Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago; Gary Cordner, Ph.D., Professor of Criminal Justice, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Lorie Fridell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.; Steve Mastrofski, Ph.D., Professor and former Chair of the Department of Administration of Justice, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.; Jack McDevitt, Associate Dean, College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.; Amie Schuck, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research, University of Illinois at Chicago

Professor Rosenbaum and a panel of colleagues discuss a study to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a foundation from which to launch studies about multiple aspects of policing using standardized definitions and measurement tools. Their goal is to advance knowledge about policing and translate data into evidence-based best practices that improve training, supervision and accountability systems. The effort is expected to produce a better understanding of what motivates police officers and makes them healthier, happier and more effective.

Date Published: December 11, 2009