Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0053
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0053
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (114 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Policing or Introduction to Law Enforcement
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide students an overview of the police and their mission. It examines the evolution of policing as well as methods, issues, and challenges to present-day policing. The course also looks at technology in the service of law enforcement and explores the future of policing.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine the organization of law enforcement
  • Examine the roles, functions, and styles of policing
  • Describe the impact that history has had on the current law enforcement system
  • Analyze laws as related to policing
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define terms related to law enforcement
  • Analyze the use of forensic science and criminalistics in the criminal justice system
  • Examine challenges faced by law enforcement
  • Appraise the use of technology in policing
  • And analyze issues related to policing in foreign countries

General Course Topics:

  • Historical development of law enforcement and its agencies
  • The police
  • The organization of law enforcement
  • The patrol function
  • Forensic science and criminalistics
  • Challenges to policing
  • Law and liability
  • Police accountability
  • Policing issues and trends
  • Policing in foreign countries
  • Policing and technology
  • The future of law enforcement
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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(PLNS-0017)