CRJ-110 - Policing
This course is an introduction and basic survey of policing at the federal, state, and local level. This course examines what it means to be a “modern” police officer, including the development of law enforcement through various points in history. Students are introduced to the organization, function and objectives of modern policing; as well the process by which one becomes a police officer and makes their way through a career in the field. The concepts of crime control, peacekeeping, and order
maintanace are explored along with ethical and legal decision making. Also discussed are police-community relations, major issues facing the modern police officer, and innovations in police strategy; including Community Policing, Problem Oriented Policing, and Zero-Tolerance Policing.
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