Misconduct allegations and higher education in a southern sheriff’s department
Police Officer, Policy Violation, National Advisory Commission, Citizen Complaint, Misconduct Allegation
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The purpose of this research is to determine if a relationship exists between education level and misconduct allegations for patrol deputies. Official data from 231 deputies were collected from a large sheriff’s office in the Southeastern United States. Significant relationships were found between education level and the number of misconduct allegations, administrative referrals, and sustained allegations. While some college exposure may be beneficial for job performance, a four-year degree might not yield the anticipated benefits.
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American Journal of Criminal Justice, v. 25, p. 161-172
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Michelle Lersch, Kim and Kunzman, Linda L., "Misconduct allegations and higher education in a southern sheriff’s department" (2001). School of Information Faculty Publications. 593.