Theses and Dissertations


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Achievement Motivations of Police Officers in a Florida Urban Setting – Raimundo J. Socorro, Ph.D. – 2012
Achievement motivation of police officers in a Florida urban setting plays a key role in the accomplishment of an organization’s outcomes. In police work leadership appears to be especially important because police officers operate without strict supervision and have broad discretion in daily decisions. This study focuses on measuring and assessing whether a statistically significant difference exists between patrol and detective personnel relative to achievement motivation as measured by total score and subscale fators of the Achievement Motivation Inventory. This study employed both univariate and multivariate analytic methods to examine this issue. The Justice Academy greatly appreciates this literary contribution by Dr. Ray Socorro, Ph.D.

Achievement Motivations of Police Officers in a Florida Urban Setting


Post Academy Training Needs Analysis, James R. Walker, Ph.D. – 2003
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctoral degree in criminal justice at Texas A & M University, 2003. Without a formal structured plan of its own, training programs for the school district police officer have often followed the template of other local and state policing organizations to determine their own in-service training curriculum. Unfortunately, following the guidelines and programs set up by these outside policing organizations has led to training that is not indicative of the school district police officers bona fide training needs. This research first focused on identifying the internal and external constraints that are operating from within the school district, along with influences from outside the organization that are hindering ISD police officer training. The results found budgetary issues, time issues, perceived lack of training support from the school district administration, a lack of a training needs analysis to identify training needs, and other outside constraints (such as legislative training mandates), were hindering ISD police in-service training. Recommendations were made to seek outside assistance (grants).

Post Academy Training Needs Analysis


The Impact of the Threat of Violence in School Districts, Marth A. Neely, Ph.D. – 2003
Violence is still a too frequent occurrence in our public schools. Although there has been a decrease in recent years, it continues to concern educators and the public. Many of the initiators of violence have referred to bullying and harassment as a reason for striking out violently. Research indicated that teachers often do not identify and/or do not respond to bullying.(grants). The results from this study also suggested that there might be limited knowledge and/or working relationships between schools and police authorities in some locations. Also indicated was that neither school nor police administrators frequently involve students directly in their prevention measures.

The Impact of the Threat of Violence in School Districts


Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential, Hal Campbell, Ph.D. – 1983
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctoral degree in criminal justice with emphasis and specialization in public law, criminal justice, mathematics and statistics, and criminology at Claremont Graduate University, 1983. This dissertation was authored in response to the increasing frequency of prisoner escapes from minimum security facilities managed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The study was undertaken at the request of Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess. It was created using a combination of empirical methods, culminating in the creation of a Discriminant Function Equation to provide a predictive formula that could be used as a classification mechanism for new prisoners in order to discern their probability of escape potential and their subsequent housing classification predicated upon the risk they posed to the community.

Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 1
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 2
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 3
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 4
Analysis of Prisoner Escape Potential – Chapter 5


Graduate Degree – Thesis and Capstone Paper Collection

Factoring Fatigue Into Police Deadly Force Encounters

Juvenile Justice Correctional Facilities

Leading Change in Police Performance Measurement

Are Therapeutic Foster Care Programs Effective in Reducing Violent Crimes among Adolescents, ages 12-18 with a History of Delinquency?

Homeland Security & Law Enforcement Strategies to Address the Threat of Terrorism

Identifying the Relationship Between the Increased Use of the Internet and Sexaul Assaults on Children

Effective Interventions Such as Treatment Applied to Juvenile Sex Offenders Will Reduce Recidivism in Adulthood

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder And Juvenile Crime

The Transition from Incarceration to the Community

Does Television Shape the Values of our Youth?

Child Sexual Abuse: The Female Offender

Tracking Down Serial Killers

Examination of the Social Factors which contribute to Delinquency

A Study of Recidivism Among Ex-Convicts

The Inner Workings of Female Serial Killers

How Types of Crime, Education, Community Re-Entry, and Rehabilitation Impact the Rates of Recidivism

Preventing Crime: A comparative analysis of Juvenile Violence and delinquency in Urban and Suburban communities and the impact of media and mass communication

A General Study of Criminal Justice Practices In Alaska versus The United States

Intelligence and high intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA’s) a critical evaluation of the HIDTA investigative support center (ISC)

Rwanda Gacaca traditional courts an alternative solution for post-genocide justice and national reconciliation

Community policing as the primary prevention strategy for Homeland Security at the local law enforcement level

Homeland Security Knowledge Management for local law enforcement in the national capital region

Strategy for local law enforcement agencies to improve collection, analysis and dissemination of terrorist information

21st century policing the institutionalization of Homeland Security in local law enforcement organizations

Policing the homeland choosing the intelligent option

Interagency collaboration challenges among homeland security disciplines in urban areas

Preventing terrorism using information sharing networks

The sandbox strategy the why and how of federal law enforcement integration

The tools of prevention building prevention and deterrence into exercise programs

Rethinking intelligence to integrate counterterrorism into the local law enforcement
mission

Transforming leadership in the FBI a recommendation for strategic change

A new role for local police in radiological security

Indicators of informal funds transfer systems a comparison of traditional and modern systems

Drug trafficking and police corruption a comparison of Colombia and Mexico

An analysis of the requirements and potential opportunities for the future education of law enforcement intelligence analysts

Terrorism 101- knowledge about the “What and Why” of terrorism as a state and local law enforcement competency

Interoperable communications systems governance and risk

Increasing information sharing among independent police departments

Small Town Insurgency: the Struggle for Information Dominance to Reduce Gang Violence

Managing the aviation insider threat

Local jurisdictions and active shooters building networks, building capacities

Social media integration into state-operated fusion centers and local law enforcement potential uses and challenges

Information-generated effects

The California law enforcement community’s intelligence-led policing capacity

Applying the theory and techniques of situational criminology to counterinsurgency operations reducing insurgency through situational prevention

Effective state, local, and tribal police intelligence: the New York City Police Department’s intelligence enterprise – a smart practice

Arizona law enforcement biometrics identification and information sharing technology framework

Combating human trafficking: evolution of state legislation and the policies of the United Kingdom and France

Exploiting weaknesses: an approach to counter cartel strategy

Fusion nodes: the next step in combating the global terrorist threat

Lessons on policing terrorism: studying police effectiveness in Italy and Germany

Management of the severely mentally ill and its effects on homeland security

Homeland security strategic plan for the non-major local law enforcement agency

Counter-radicalization best practices in the United States and lessons learned from
abroad

Highway security filling the void

Narcocultura: a threat to Mexican national security?

Tactical medical training for police officers: lessons from U.S. special forces

Legal responses to terrorism: case study of the Republic of Kenya

Disrupting Emerging Networks: Analyzing and Evaluating Jamaat al-Muslimeen (JAM)
and the Development of an Extremist Threat in the Caribbean

Incomplete Intelligence Is the Information Sharing Environment an Effective Platform

Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems Into Modern Policing in An Urban
Environment

Combating Terrorism within Local Policing

Fusion Centers: Smart Practices

Preventing School Shootings