LAWE 330

Policing and Society

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 16, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course provides an introduction to American policing and an overview of the critical issues which confront law enforcement officers and their agencies. Some of the issues which are examined include: the role of the police, management and policy development in law enforcement agencies; police selection, training and socialization; minorities and women in policing; psychological hazards and stress in policing; and police misconduct.

Special information

Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, AND CJS 200 Literature in Criminal Justice OR CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice required.

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze law enforcement responses to critical issues confronting communities.
  • Demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Describe the critical issues facing law enforcement today.
  • Differentiate law enforcement managerial and organizational characteristics as compared to other institutions in society.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various styles of policing.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Policing and Society Litsey, Bryan Timothy Books Course details