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CRIM 220 Legal Studies in Policing

This course meets corresponding learning objectives of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. Examines law enforcement practices and applications from both constitutional and legal perspectives in these topic areas: constitutional considerations; legal processes pertaining to warrants, subpoenas, orders and summons; contacts, detentions and arrests; knowledge and application of the Minnesota criminal and traffic codes, statutes and regulations; legal foundation for peace officer use of force; and peace officer rights and liabilities.


Special information

Note: Formerly known as LAWE 220. Special permission required. Only students accepted into the SKILLS practicum may register for this course.Permission Required
3 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 3, 2023 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze Supreme Court decisions and implications for the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement regarding search, detention, interrogation, and arrest.
  • Apply practical application of the constitution issues associated with evidence collection and preservation.
  • Demonstrate the direct application of constitutional law to law enforcement operations.
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  • Understand the historical overview of Constitutional law.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Legal Studies in Policing Hasbargen-Hoppenstedt, Jennifer J Books for CRIM-220-50 Fall 2023 Course details for CRIM-220-50 Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
21 Legal Studies in Policing Hasbargen-Hoppenstedt, Jennifer J Books for CRIM-220-21 Spring 2024 Course details for CRIM-220-21 Spring 2024