Metropolitan State University

LAWE 330 : Policing and Society

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice AND
CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
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.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze law enforcement responses to critical issues confronting communities.
  2. Demonstrate written communication skills.
  3. Describe the critical issues facing law enforcement today.
  4. Differentiate law enforcement managerial and organizational characteristics as compared to other institutions in society.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of various styles of policing.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, AND CJS 200 Literature in Criminal Justice OR CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice required.