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Police and Society

Course Number: 
CRJ-215
Minimum Credits: 
3
This course is a study of the basic operational functions of law enforcement agencies and the relationship between police and society in the United States. Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of how changes and trends in society affect police operations and how a community relates to policing and its affects on the problems of crime and crime control. Students will also learn patterns of interaction between the police and the diverse populations in American society and how special interest groups and politics affect the police.