Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Criminology and Criminal Justice


Recruit training is a key element in police personnel management in the United States. Modern police managers easily recognize the importance of recruit training in terms of job performance and police professionalism. The improvement of recruit training was given special emphasis as a result of the civil disorders of the 1960's. Following a national trend, legislation requiring mandatory training of all police officers was enacted in Nebraska in 1969.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Criminal Justice and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Dave Points November, 1982