I am seeing more professionals employed within the criminal justice industry with Doctorates. They are not academics, but senior management within governmental criminal justice agencies. I occasionally attend a professional conference and the professional practitioner with a Doctorate is appearing more often now as a presenter. In fact, one of my bosses has a PHD and is a senior police officer. One police officer, junior to me, has two Doctorates. Why I don't know, but he is engaged in running a senior management training and development program. Our service also has PHD's employed for the purposes of evaluating programs in various areas of the service, but then we are a larger police agency than most. Across government at both state and federal level, Doctorates are increasingly common in the senior management. It is almost the exception in some areas to find less than a PHD running the ship. Good or bad, needed or not, they have arrived and I cannot see them going away at the CEO level in governmental bureaucracy. I would argue that a PHD is not needed in government. A professional Doctorate, enabling a senior person to intepret and apply research, is more important than the ability to undertake it in the first place. This market niche may suit colleges like Aspen and business more than a PHD more suited to academia. I suspect that what Aspen is aiming for in any case. The student, instead of a thesis, builds a business case centering upon all the aspects of actualisation of research. The business case is then marked, not a thesis. Is there a market for this or is this what a DBA should be about?