2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin

CRJ 757 Police and the Community

This course familiarizes students with the fundamentals of policing in a free society.  Focused not just on professional comeptency of the police, the course looks at the importance of politice legitimacy in the eyes of the public and the idea of achieving a social contract with communities to encourage law abiding behavior.  Particular attention will be given to the complexity of achieving this in a diverse community with histories of racial and ethnic conflict.