First Advisor

Curt Sobolewski

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice and University Honors


Criminology and Criminal Justice




Police -- Education (Higher), Vocational qualifications, Police training




In this brief prospectus, the focus is on the many arguments for why it should be a requirement for all law enforcement officers to have a higher education background. Given light to recent events, the importance for more highly trained and educated officers has become more dire as people call for justice in an attempt to right the wrongs that have been done. The articles found all address the manner in which higher education can help with better judgement calls, analyze and respond to situations better, and the overall perception officers have, who have a form of higher education, on their own job. In addition, looking into statistical numbers of officers who have achieved higher education. Through information gathered from multiple sources along with listing the many benefits that higher education would bring the officers and law enforcement as a whole, this prospectus supports requiring higher education for all law enforcement officers.


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