Issues in Policing

Fall 2024 > Humanities & Social Sciences > CRIM.5230 > 061

Course No: CRIM.5230-061; SIS Class Nbr: 8629; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Open

Course Description

The course provides a foundation for understanding policing in the United States. The American public has voluntarily given the police the right to use coercive force; and yet, the modern police force is often taken for granted with little analysis of its function in a free society. The implications of this function provide the context for the current course, which reviews fundamental issues, both historical contemporary, in policing a democratic society. Such issues include, but are not limited to: the police function, culture, discretion, misconduct, legitimacy, accountability, and contemporary reforms.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Core Codes: SS
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Christopher Harris
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Fall: Sep 04 to Nov 10
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1800 | Pay as little as $367/mo for this course.
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  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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