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How a university program created for the Toronto Police Service encountered the dilemma of groupthink

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Title: How a university program created for the Toronto Police Service encountered the dilemma of groupthink
Author: Deckha, Nitin
Department: UofG-H - Justice Studies
Abstract: The Toronto Police Service responded to the lack of credentials among its personnel by partnering with a university to create a targeted, higher education pathway. Given the growing complexity of policing and greater demands to professionalize, the Service explored opportunities to enhance its educational offerings. More in-service training would neither increase credibility nor professionalization. Ultimately, the Toronto Police Service decided that a supported, undergraduate degree delivered through blended modules would be the preferred way forward. However, in creating a higher education degree program for police, the Service and the university partner soon encountered a seemingly intractable problem in a customized educational environment: groupthink.
Description: Permission to archive this article in the Atrium was provided by The World Association for Case Method Research & Application.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/17957
Date: 2020-04-08
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Citation: Deckha, Nitin. How a university program created for the Toronto Police Service encountered the dilemma of groupthink. International Journal of Case Method Research & Application. January 2019. Volume XXXI. Issue No. 1. Pages 18 - 23. http://www.wacra.org/


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