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Policing

This is an introductory course in law enforcement. As such, the role of the police will be defined as will the functions of the police with regard to crime and the Criminal Justice system. Several key aspects of law enforcement will be examined to give the student a broad overview of how the police operate and are affected by the differing areas of their profession.   Course Goals: To provide the student with the philosophical and historical background of law enforcement in the United States and the administrative functioning of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.   Course Objectives: The student should be able to:   1. Describe the role of the police.   2. Explain the various aspects of police work within the Criminal Justice System   3. Associate the police with the areas outside of the Criminal Justice System and to show the effects       of the external influences.   4. Describe how the police process work.   5. Examine how the police function in lieu of political, legal, personal, organizational, social, and     administrative constraints.   6. Discuss modern issues affecting the police.

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Pedagogical Approach

Relating theory and practice

Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives: The student should be able to:   1. Describe the role of the police.   2. Explain the various aspects of police work within the Criminal Justice System   3. Associate the police with the areas outside of the Criminal Justice System and to show the effects       of the external influences.   4. Describe how the police process work.   5. Examine how the police function in lieu of political, legal, personal, organizational, social, and     administrative constraints.   6. Discuss modern issues affecting the police.

Assessment

Formative Assessment

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