This course will introduce students to past and present law enforcement practices and their role within the current criminal justice system. Emphasis will be placed on crimes and penalties with actual crime case presentations. The class will also explore how alcohol and drug use affect criminal decisions and cause untold trauma to victims and their families.
Covered topics include: past and present law enforcement practices, the role of law enforcement within the criminal justice system, historical and contemporary court decisions that govern current law enforcement practices, the powers and limitations of law enforcement, the affects of traumatic incidents on crime victims, community policing, and law enforcement interaction with community groups and agencies.
Please note: This is a "self-support" course. This self-support fee listed above replaces the cost of regular tuition and is paid regardless of student residency status or total course load. Course fees are subject to change at anytime. For more information on tuition consult the Registrar's Office. Students using financial aid, VA benefits, or other scholarships should review the details of their financial package to confirm that self-support fee courses are covered.