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CJS 420. Critical Issues in Law Enforcement

Credits: 3
Department: Criminal Justice
Description: Issues facing law enforcement officials in a free society. Ethnic tension, civil disobedience, police conduct, unionization, civil distrubances, and professionalism within law enforcement.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 433
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and analyze the critical issues and controversies facing law enforcement today such as recruiting, training and supervision of police forces.
2. Evaluate current and new policing philosophies and their effectiveness with various diverse populations and communities.
3. Describe and analyze the issues involving ethics and police misconduct and the prevalence and consequences of police misbehavior.
4. Analyze, assess and report on one issue of policing covered throughout the class and demonstrate a clear understanding and knowledge of this issue to other members of the class.

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