This undergraduate course is designed to explore the role of the police in American society. Attention is given to the origins of policing, the nature of police organizations and police work, and patterns of relations between the police and the public. The values of a democratic society as they affect the law enforcement role are discussed.
This course pushes students to think critically about the role of policing in U.S. society.
This course covers a variety of topics that are fundamental to understanding American policing in the 21st Century.