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.|
PrerequisitesStudents should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.
Course SectionsThere 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.