HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.33, no.1, pp.163-184, 2018 (ESCI)
The aim of this study is to find attainability of aimed behavioral objectives in Police Ethics Course Curriculum at Police Vocational Colleges (PVC), effect of program on students' affective characteristics and opinions of teachers as to the program. Descriptive study model was employed in this research. The study group composed of 767 pupils and 39 police ethics lecturers in 28 PVC. "Police Ethic Proficiency Exam", "Police Ethic Affective Characteristics Scale" and "Police Ethic Questionnaire" were used to collect data. In the results, it was found that there was a statistically difference between school levels considering realization rate of aimed behaviors. The difference was in favor of A PVC among B and D PVC; between C and B PVC it was in favor of C PVC and the difference was in favor of D PVC between D and B PVC. It was found that the program was effective on affective characteristics of students at C and D PVC but it was not effective on students at A and B PVC. The effect of program on affective characteristics for different schools was statistically significant. The difference was in favor of D PVC among A PVC, B PVC and C PVC; between A PVC and B PVC the difference was in favor of A PVC and the difference was in favor of C PVC between C PVC and B PVC. The analysis of data revealed that although participant police ethics lecturers have moderately positive opinions on components of the police ethics program, they still think there are inefficient points of Police Ethics Course Curriculum at PVC that need to be revised and developed.