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Police discipline : a case for change / Darrel W. Stephens.

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Canadian Policing Research






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1 online resource (26, [1] pages)


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"June 2011"--Page 1.
"This is one in a series of papers that will be published as a result of Harvard’s Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety. In the early 1980s, an Executive Session on Policing helped resolve many law enforcement issues of the day. It produced a number of papers and concepts that revolutionized policing. Thirty years later, law enforcement has changed and NIJ and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government are again collaborating to help resolve law enforcement issues of the day."--Page 1.
"NCJ 234052"--Page [1].


"This paper focuses on discipline process issues and purposes within the context of the organizational challenge of managing and modifying officer behaviors. It begins by discussing the task of creating an environment in which officers understand expectations and avoid the formal disciplinary process altogether. It then describes the issues with traditional approaches to discipline and reviews different approaches that some police agencies are trying. These include the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s discipline philosophy, now used for almost 10 years, and the Education-Based Discipline approach recently implemented by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and others. The paper will also offer a way forward for police to implement more effective approaches to discipline."--Page 3.


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