Catalogue 2012 - 2013

CJ 503 History and Systems of Policing


3 cr.


Graduate standing.

Course Description

In this course, students learn the development and historical foundations of policing in America. Broadly, this course provides a context in which to understand the police role and its evolution from the colonial period of law enforcement to policing today. Students learn how the emergence of police professionalism, technology, and the outgrowth of research shaped and reshape American policing.