CRIM-4251 Contemporary Issues in Policing
This course examines best practices in community policing in order to evaluate effective and ineffective procedures. Attention to ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, religious, and socioeconomic factors, among others, that underlie human diversity and the conditions of cooperation, conflict, and well-being. This course is also designed to provide an in-depth understanding of community policing and the history of policing is examined in such a way as to explain why this concept became so important in American policing in the 1960’s and how that idea has evolved into the 21st century. In addition, this course offers a better understanding of how decisions are made in the Criminal Justice system and how discretion is used in the framework of society and the criminal justice system.
Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00