Introduction to Police Studies

Introduction to Police Studies

POLC 1000

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to policing through descriptive, theoretical and practical approaches. A balanced overview of the history and evolution of policing permits students to evaluate the appropriateness of the responsibilities, duties, and powers of police officers. Consideration is given to the problems and controversies related to policing including the nature of police liability and accountability interactions with different social institutions and groups.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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