Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Criminal Justice Administration
School of Graduate Studies
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.
Griffin, B. (2003). A comparative review of a college education's effect on law enforcement officers relating to internal affairs complaints [Master's thesis, Lynn University]. SPIRAL. https://spiral.lynn.edu/etds/102