Date of Award

2003

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Criminal Justice Administration

Department

School of Graduate Studies

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine if a relationship exists between higher education levels and misconduct allegations for Deputy Sheriffs. Official documentation from 128 internal affairs reports were collected from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Significant relationships were found to exist between higher education levels and the misconduct allegations. While some college exposure may be beneficial for job performance, a four-year degree may not yield the desired results.

 
 

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