Education: Policing the Campus

In the good old silent college days, the duties of the kindly campus cop were rarely more critical than controlling a panty raid, lecturing a drunken student or investigating a petty theft. That serene existence has long since passed. Today's city-size universities have spawned an increasing crime rate and a restive student body. As a result, many university administrators are recruiting a new breed of campus gendarme.

He is younger, often college-educated, and trained to handle every campus crime from riot to robbery. At Detroit's Wayne State, few of the 35 patrolmen have reached their 30th birthday, and all hold at...

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