Title

Misconduct allegations and higher education in a southern sheriff’s department

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Keywords

Police Officer, Policy Violation, National Advisory Commission, Citizen Complaint, Misconduct Allegation

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02886843

Abstract

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.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

American Journal of Criminal Justice, v. 25, p. 161-172

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