Date of Award

5-1-1981

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

School

School of Education

Degree Name

Ed.S.

Department

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Damaris H. Ouzts

Second Advisor

Dr. Anna P. Atkinson

Third Advisor

Dr. Roberta Bayles

Abstract

The major purpose of this study was to determine the police officers’ knowledge of mental retardation and their attitudes toward the mentally retarded offender.The subjects used in this study consisted of thirty-six randomly selected police officers in a south county precinct of Fulton County,Georgia.The descriptive survey method was employed in this, study. The research instrument, a questionnaire by Jeffrey Schilit, was utilized with minor modifications. The self-administered questionnaire consisted of five sections with fifty-seven items. The data were presented using percentages for each item on the questionnaire to determine the knowledge and awareness of policeofficers in the areas of mental retardation and the mentally retarded offender.

Included in

Education Commons

Share

COinS