Course Number & Name: CJI 102 Police Role in the Community
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Course Description: The course includes analysis of the social, economic, population, and political factors that affect the relationship between police and the community. The course examines community/police partnership collaborations and a problem-solving approach to policing. The course will also explore special topics such as community policing, the use of deadly force, terrorism, policing the drug problem, and civil liability.
<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- explain the evolution of community policing;
- describe the role of the criminal justice law enforcement officer in the community and the organization and administration of the various entities in the criminal justice system;
- identify and analyze community policing strategies;
- identify and apply problem-solving policing techniques;
- describe the role of the community and other stakeholders in “community policing”;
- analyze the impact of societal diversity on law enforcement;
- explain the ethical responsibilities of law enforcement professionals;
- demonstrate critical thinking skills within the context of evaluating the complexity of criminal justice issues; and
- communicate effectively with accurate ‘criminal justice’ terminology in written and/or oral form.