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LAWE 330 Policing and Society

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.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 16, 2017 to present

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 2021

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