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

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in CJI 101 or placement
Concurrent Courses:

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:

  1. explain the evolution of community policing;
  2. 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;
  3. identify and analyze community policing strategies;
  4. identify and apply problem-solving policing techniques;
  5. describe the role of the community and other stakeholders in “community policing”;
  6. analyze the impact of societal diversity on law enforcement;
  7. explain the ethical responsibilities of law enforcement professionals;
  8. demonstrate critical thinking skills within the context of evaluating the complexity of criminal justice issues; and
  9. communicate effectively with accurate ‘criminal justice’ terminology in written and/or oral form.


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