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CRM-205-90, Policing and Society (SU13)

INSTRUCTOR: Jeffrey E. Tuer, M.C.J., M.S., Phone: (410) 532-5746, Email: jtuer@ndm.edu

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: On-Line, 05/31/2013-07/27/2013

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course focuses on the history, structure, role, and function of policing in American society.  The types of policing and police-community relations will be explored.  In this course, students will examine the functions of policing including patrol, order maintenance, investigation, and community policing. A number of contemporary police problems will be presented including corruption, discretion, deadly force, and minority relations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this course, you should be able to

Examine the basic concepts in policing

Appraise the major sources of data on the effectiveness of policing

Analyze the historical evolution of the role of policing in a modern society.

Examine strategies, tactics, and methods in policing.

Describe policing systems and their role in democratic societies.

Examine current problems of policing in a free-society (e.g., discretion, use of deadly force, corruption, and minority community relations).

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Course key available in NDMU bookstore

EVALUATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE:

Assignment Discussion - 100 points

Assignment Criminological Perspectives - 100 points

Assignment Multiple-Choice Quiz - 100points

Final Exam - 100points

Total Possible Semester Points: 400 points

GRADES:

A= 90-100; B+=89-87; B=80-86; C+=79-77; C=70-76; D=65-69; F=64 and Below

*Since there are 400 possible points to earn in this course, divide the points you have earned by 400 to calculate your grade.  Example: Student earned 362 points out of a possible 400 points. 362/400 = 90.5 (A).

Exams: Consist of multiple-choice questions, short answers, essays and/or any combination.