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The purpose of this study was to determine if the students who graduated from Ferris State University (Michigan) with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice were satisfied with their education and career choices. A questionnaire was mailed to all graduates of Ferris State University's Bachelor's program in criminal justice between 1991 and 1994. The sample size was 520, and 207 responded (40%). The criminal justice program has been one of the largest at the University, with an average graduating class of 120 per year through the 1990s. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 to gain admittance to the criminal justice upper division. Based on the findings of this research project, the study concludes that the graduates are very satisfied with their education and career choices. The respondents would advise other individuals to attend the criminal justice program at Ferris State. Respondents expressed high regard for the academic quality of the faculty, their availability, their willingness to help students, and their classroom skills. Respondents expressed some dissatisfaction in the areas of instruction, interpersonal communication, writing skills, and hands-on (i.e. defensive tactics) training. (LH)

Descriptors: Career Education, College Instruction, College Programs, Criminology, Higher Education, Law Related Education, Undergraduate Students

Autor: Jamieson-Inderbitzin, Liselotte M.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10596&id=ED403198

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