Course Abstract Details

CRIM-106, Law Enforcement and the Community

Credits: 3

Course Description

CRIM-106, Law Enforcement and the Community, is a study of the relationship between police and the community with recommendations for ways of working together to reduce crime. Emphasis is placed on police in a culturally diverse society. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives : By the end of the semester the student will: 

1. Analyze the foundations, processes and norms of policing within American democracy. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2, PG 3) 

2. Describe the tactical, strategic and philosophical transitions toward community policing. (GE 1, GE2, GE6, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

3. Demonstrate development of police management, organization, goals and performance. (GE2, GE5, GE6, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

4. Analyze police and citizen interactions regarding the use of force, and police accountability and ethics. (GE2, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG 2) 

5. Discuss cultural diversity and its impact on policing. (GE1, GE2, GE5, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4) 

6. Complete written assignments demonstrating a mastery of course content and its application. (GE1, GE2, GE5, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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