law enforcement

Operational and Communication Effectiveness, and Leadership Structures in Law Enforcement Organizations

Author: 
George H. Holden IV
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This quantitative descriptive study was to investigate the effectiveness of two law enforcement organizational structures in Texas through the attitudes, values, and beliefs of the participants.

Federal Interagency Intelligence and Information Sharing: A Matter of Mission, a Function of Trust

Author: 
Christine C. Sandoval
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
Despite great strides and initiatives since the National Security Act of 1947, and more recently following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, fundamental problems remain that prohibit or inh

Enforcing and Prosecuting Animal Cruelty Laws in Texas: A Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Trina C. Burkes-Hodge
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This qualitative phenomenological descriptive study was conducted to explore the lived experiences of the law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Harris County, Texas that handles animal cruelty c

Parity Issues in Criminal Justice

Project Lead: 
Ray Bynum
Project Description: 

In 2014, the Parity Issues study began the survey of  the US county sheriff department jails/ regional jails. The study began looking at the comparison of attrition rates between corrections officers and deputies in departments with parity/ without parity. Other factors, such as training replacement costs, was examined. Part I will be published in the Mar/ Apr 2016 edition of American Jails for the American Jail Association.

The second stage of the study compared the pay level of command staff in county sheriff departments with parity/ without parity.

Type of Project: 
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