Course Description


CJ 515 Contemporary Issues in American Policing
4 cr. (4-0-0)
Graded: A/F
Prerequisite: Admission to the master of science degree program in criminal justice.

This course examines the nature of contemporary American law enforcement. A range of topics will be covered including new organizational designs for law enforcement agencies, the use of modern technologies, contemporary law enforcement practices for crime control, case studies in police corruption, and civil liability. The course is designed for the graduate student with a basic knowledge of the nature of American policing and its historical origins. Requirements include participation in weekly discussions, written homework assignments approximately every two to three weeks, a formal research paper, and the completion of a mid-term and final exam.