Cops and college: Researchers look at impact of higher education on policing

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A new study suggests college-educated cops are dissatisfied with the job, have negative views of their supervisors and don’t necessarily favor community policing. But a criminologist said the findings tell only part of the story. In past research on police behavior, college-educated officers were found to be less likely to use force on citizens. As more officers enter the field with a degree, the research is starting to paint a broader picture of the effects of higher education on policing.

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