Oct 01, 2020  
2017-2018 University Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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CRIM 270 - Police and Society

3 hours
This course examines the history and role of the police in the contemporary United States and to a lesser extent in other societies. The focus is on social forces that shape the demographic composition of police forces as well as the practice of policing and social control by a group of professionals. Topics include diversity and police, community and police relations, technology and policing, the media’s relationship to police and policing, police as a unionized workforce, the relationship between police, politics, and law; and police suffering.

Prerequisite(s): CRIM 242 , CRIM 255 , CRIM 265 , or SOC 110 .



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