Policing in a Democratic Society

CJS 1615 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Debates the role of the police in a society based on law and democratic principles. Introduces the philosophy and techniques of contemporary policing, including the history, traditions, and social developments that have resulted in the present system. Emphasizes the effects of economics, social developments, and Supreme Court decisions on the evolution of the modern system and traces the shift from technology policing to community and problem-solving policing. Topics include the role and function of police with regard to contemporary social problems such as drugs, prostitution, domestic violence, gangs, serial murderers, dangerous offenders, and illegal aliens.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Spring Graduate
    Apr 10, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    May 22, 2017 (6-week classes)
  • Summer Undergraduate
    May 8, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    May 22, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
    July 3, 2017 (7.5-week classes)

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