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CJS 278 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3.0 Credits

This course examines the implications of maintaining an armed police force in a democratic society whose mandate requires it to enforce laws under the tacit threat of coercion. The course explores different styles of policing that are commonly found in urban, rural, and suburban locations; and it examines the rise and consequences of historic crime control paradigms, such as the War on Drugs, and the War on Terrorism. It offers an overview of Supreme Court decisions that have most affected police functions and authority. And it will highlight the police use of technology for the purposes of coercion, surveillance, and communication.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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