LAWE 453

Applied Police Research

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective October 1, 2003 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Using both a theoretical and practical framework, students identify and research a critical issue facing law enforcement and identify alternatives and solutions. This course is a student-designed research project to meet the special needs of students, their agencies, and/or the law enforcement profession.

Learning outcomes


  • Identify critical challenges facing the law enforcement profession now and in the future.
  • Develop a student designed research project to identify best practices utilized by other organizations regarding this issues.
  • Formulate a future plan of implementation to address these issues within the organization.