3 Credits (3 Contact Hours)Introduction to the major issues of contemporary policing in the U. S. from a sociological perspective. Topics include the changing functions and structure of policing, the police subculture, and the role of the police in a liberal democracy. Preq: ANTH 2010 or JUST 2880 or JUST 2890 or SOC 2010 or SOC 2880 or SOC 2890.
This 4000-level course has a 6000-level counterpart. Students should refer to the Graduate Announcements for the 6000-level description and requirements.