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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJ 287 - Police and Society 3 s.h.

Police and Society is a survey course that focuses on the role law enforcement plays in the United States. The structure and history of police, the nature of police work, including community policing, the debates over police discretion, community relations, and police misconduct are covered in this course. This course also examines the functions, roles, personnel systems, operations, management, and issues of municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement. The historical and emerging roles of police as agents of formal social control are examined and discussed in detail. Special attention is paid to applied learning objectives with respect to each student’s personal experience with discretion and the human dimensions of policing. This course also deals with analysis of contemporary programs and trends in policing, including, less-than-lethal technology, and computerized information systems. Offered Fall only.
Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. of SOC.