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Number:CJ122
Name:Policing in America
Description:Examination of philosophy and history of law enforcement in the American democracy; assessment of ethics, accountability, and reform in policing; analysis of police practices, including patrol, investigation, homeland security, crime prevention, and community relations; review of organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; understanding professional career opportunities and qualifications; and future of American policing.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every spring semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): CJ121
or permission of instructor

Course Objectives

1. Analyze the legal, political, social, and historical influences on the development and practice of American policing 2. Analyze the organization of American policing at the local, state, and federal levels 3. Explore how policing fits in with American criminal justice 4. Explain the recruiting and selection of police officers from the communities served 5. Explain police discretion and its impact on decision making to include the use of force and deadly force 6. Analyze the need for ethical police officers and continuous ethics training 7. Explore the available approaches to police patrol and investigations 8. Analyze the diverse populations that rely on American policing 9. Evaluate the future of American policing as it relates to homeland security, criminal justice, and community relations

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 INTRODUCTION TO POLICING 9781506307541 COX 3RD 17 SAGE Marsolais $118 $0 $0
S 2017 INTRODUCTION TO POLICING 9781506307541 COX 3RD 17 SAGE Marsolais $118 $0 $0
F 2016 (none) Marsolais $0 $0 $0
F 2016 INTRO.TO POLICING-MINDTAP ACCESS 9781285862781 DEMPSEY 8TH 16 CENGAGE L Marsolais $87 $0 $0 $0
F 2016 INTRO.TO POLICING (LL)-W/ACCESS 9781305699977 DEMPSEY 8TH 16 CENGAGE L Marsolais $112 $0 $0 $0
S 2016 INTRO.TO POLICING (LL)-W/ACCESS 9781305699977 DEMPSEY 8TH 16 CENGAGE L Marsolais $0 $0 $0
S 2016 INTRO.TO POLICING-MINDTAP ACCESS 9781285862781 DEMPSEY 8TH 16 CENGAGE L Marsolais $0 $0 $0
S 2016 INTRO.TO POLICING (LL)-W/ACCESS 9781305699977 DEMPSEY 8TH 16 CENGAGE L Marsolais $112 $0 $0
S 2016 INTRO.TO POLICING-MINDTAP ACCESS 9781285862781 DEMPSEY 8TH 16 CENGAGE L Marsolais $84 $0 $0
S 2015 POLICE OPERATIONS 9781435488663 HESS 5TH 10 CENGAGE L Giorgetti $0 $80 $0
S 2015 POLICE OPERATIONS 9781435488663 HESS 5TH 10 CENGAGE L Giorgetti $0 $80 $0
S 2014 POLICE OPERATIONS 9781435488663 HESS 5TH 10 Giorgetti $0 $0 $0
S 2014 POLICE OPERATIONS 9781435488663 HESS 5TH 10 Giorgetti $0 $0 $0
S 2013 Police Operations 978-1-4354-8866-3 Hess, Karen 5TH 10 Wadsworth, Inc Giorgetti $178 $134 $0
S 2013 Police Operations 978-1-4354-8866-3 Hess, Karen 5TH 10 Wadsworth, Inc Giorgetti $178 $134 $0
S 2013 Police Operations 978-1-4354-8866-3 Hess, Karen 5TH 10 Wadsworth, Inc Giorgetti $178 $134 $0
S 2010 POLICE OPERATIONS 0-534-63222-X HESS 4 WAD Giorgetti $133 $100
S 2009 POLICE OPERATIONS 0-534-63222-X HESS 4 CENGAGE LEARNING Giorgetti $121 $91
S 2008 POLICE OPERATIONS HESS 4 WAD Giorgetti $121 $91
S 2008 POLICE OPERATIONS HESS 4 WAD Giorgetti $121 $91
S 2007 POLICE OPERATIONS 0-534-63222-X HESS 4 THOMSON LEARNING Giorgetti $106 $80
S 2006 POLICE OPERATIONS HESS 3RD 03 Giorgetti $67 $50
S 2006 POLICE OPERATIONS HESS 3RD 03 Giorgetti $67 $50
S 2003 Police Operations 0-314-20225-0 Hess 2 West Giorgetti $0 $0
S 2002 Police Operations 0-314-20225-0 Hess 2 West Giorgetti $0 $0
S 2001 Police Operations 0-314-20225-0 Hess 2 West Giorgetti $96 $0