cja333 | undergraduate
Policing Theory And Practice
This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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- Discuss the implementation of COP.
- Recognize barriers to the success of COP.
- Define community-oriented policing (COP).
- Identify the various funding sources for COP.
Quality Police Personnel
- Identify police officer selection criteria.
- Examine the issues related to police officer training.
- Analyze career paths available to police officers.
Female Police Officers
- Identify obstacles and barriers for female police officers.
- Discuss the "firsts" and future of women in policing.
- Examine the role development of women in policing.
The Personality of Police Officers
- Examine why people become police officers.
- Discuss attitudes and personality changes in police officers.
- Analyze the issues of stress and the police subculture.
- Identify and describe styles of policing.
Current and Future Issues
- Discuss possible future changes in laws.
- Identify the issues associated with the use of force.
- Understand health issues faced by police.
- Examine current and future roles of technology and its implications for policing.
- Identify the elements of professionalism as it applies to police officers.
- Identify the role of police in defending the homeland.
Organization and Management
- Describe the elements of accountability.
- Analyze the implications of policy and change.
- Understand organizational theories and their application to police agencies.
- Identify the elements and characteristics of an organization.
- Recognize the importance of management.
Policing from a Systems Perspective
- Analyze policing from a systems perspective.
- Identify the components of the police system and its subsystems.
- Examine the interactions of police with other components of the criminal justice system.
Police and the Law
- Explain the general relationship of policing and the law.
- Recognize the relationship of the police to the U.S. Constitution.
- Identify constitutional amendments related to policing and describe their relationship to policing.
- Define corruption and its related components.
- Identify and describe the activities and dominant features of patrol.
- Understand patrol as a division and as a function.
- Analyze how the patrol component is organized and how services are delivered.
The Role of Police in Our Society
- Understand the difference between perceptions, media portrayals and reality.
- Discuss role conflicts.
- Describe the development of the police role in the United States.
- Identify means of controlling the police role.
Criminal Investigations and Other Support Units
- Understand criminal investigations as a division and as a function.
- Identify the phases of preliminary and follow-up investigations.
- Examine support units and the need for them.
- Recognize investigative tools.
The Use of Discretion
- Define discretion.
- Analyze typical uses of discretion.
- Identify the sources of discretion.
- Examine methods for control of the use of discretion.
Relating to the Community
- Define police-community relations.
- Identify special groups and explain their interactions with police.
- Recognize the difference between perceptions and evidence of certain police behaviors.
- Discuss the effects of the media and police-community relations (PCR) units.
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