Alcohol-related service member misconduct is a systemic problem in communities that surround large military installations (Ames, Bennett & Spera, 2011). Schumm and Chard (2012) have determined excessive alcohol consumption costs the U.S. military approximately $1.12 billion per year. This program evaluation phenomenological study contributes to the limited body of research on how Joint Courtesy Patrol (JCP) program participating law enforcement officials experience program activities focused on minimizing service member misconduct in communities. The JCP, a community-based alcohol-intervention program, is designed to provide military leaders with opportunities to assist local authorities similar to a community policing model to reduce service member misconduct (Dombrowski, 2012). By understanding the experiences of JCP participants in the U.S. Midwestern post-community region, senior military leaders, law enforcement officials, and city and state policy-makers can potentially gain insight into the affect of the program. Elements of the Self-determination theory, Theory of Planned Behavior, and Choice Theory serve as the philosophical underpinnings of the JCP program (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980; Deci & Ryan, 1985; Glasser, 1999). In summary, the majority of military leaders, law enforcement officials, and community members felt the JCP program has a positive impact on the community, as well as the police department. The views presented are those of the participants and researcher and do not necessarily represent the views of the Riley County Police Department and the U.S. Department of Defense or its components.
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 76/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Behavioral psychology, Management, Criminology, Military studies|
|Keywords:||Choice theory, Joint courtesy patrol, Self-determination theory, Service member misconduct, Theory of planned behavior, Whole-of-community|
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