1967 President’s Commission: The Role of Higher Education

American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Priest, L., Nazon, M., Bynum, R., Lawrence, F.
Presentation Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Event or Conference: 
Annual Conference
Presentation Type: 
Poster Presentation
Boyer's Domain: 
Presentation Location: 
Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Incidents has occurred in corrections and law enforcement which has resulted in loss of life (such as the Attica riot). This reviews the incidents and efforts through higher education to improve the officer and criminal justice organization. It has been recommended and required for all officers to have a degree to reduce bias, prejudice, and excessive force. Incidents of cultural conflict still exist in criminal justice (law enforcement and corrections) in spite of the efforts by higher education to introduce information to improve the criminal justice system. While higher education has an improved the officer, it has had limited impact on the criminal justice organization. The role and limitations of higher education in resolving cultural conflict will be discussed