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RESOLUTION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION REGARDING PROFESSIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

Whereas: The North Carolina Criminal Justice Association represents all levels of criminal justice education, training, and professional occupations in North Carolina;

Whereas: This association has long recognized the need for comprehensive and articulated integration of training and secondary education in criminal justice;

Whereas: Existing conditions in the United States impacted by global events demand that the criminal justice system of North Carolina have available a wide range of quality doctoral programs to improve professional effectiveness and efficiency.

Now therefore be it resolved:

1. the NCCJA should develop a model doctoral program for consideration by accredited universities and colleges, such a model is attached as an appendix;

2. Notify all appropriate entities of this action and recommend implementation of the attached model;

3. The Task Force on Criminal Justice Education and Training will be a standing committee of the NCCJA and report its progress every six months;

4. The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, the North Carolina Community College System, the University of North Carolina, The North Carolina Justice Academy, the General Assembly and all other entities with an interest in criminal justice education and training issues should be urged to implement the recommended model. And be it further resolved:

That this resolution be disseminated to the media.

Adopted this day, April 1, 2006 at the business meeting of the annual meeting of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association. Attached: Ph.D. in Applied Criminal Justice Model