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CJ 3510: Police and Society

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Introduction and overview of law enforcement in the United States. Theory and research on police history, function, and organization; constitutional issues of policing; and critical topics, such as community policing, officer discretion and decision-making, corruption, use of force, and racial profiling. The course illustrates the interconnections between communities, police organizations, citizens, and criminal offenders. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)