The data revealed that the police academy and department in-service adult learning environments are in need of improvement regarding teaching practices, and that the relationship between instructor and consumer (officer) does not endear itself to an engaging classroom experience or optimal level of learning. The data also indicated that administrators and consumers preferred the case study mode to teach police ethics, while the facilitators preferred lecture. Implications of this study included identifying principles of adult learning that will improve the facilitator's ability to teach police ethics. Moreover, the research revealed that understanding the preferred modes used to teach police ethics is an important aspect of the adult learning process. Specifically, the case study mode for teaching police ethics provided an ethical framework to prepare officers for real world situations and enhanced the opportunity to nurture career development paths. Therefore, the information and insights gained from this study provide a useful baseline of data from which to develop future model ethics-training programs in the higher education law enforcement profession.What we want a department to be ultimately should tell us a great deal about what we want our officers to do. ... Finally, the culture of a police department, to a large degree, determines the organizationa#39;s effectiveness. ... Improving the adult learning experience for police ethics training through preferred modes used to teach is but one approach to affecting organizational change within the culture of aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Police Ethics Training: Preferred Modes of Teaching in Higher Education Law Enforcement|
|Author||:||Jeffrey Matthew Van Slyke|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|