Catalogue 2014 - 2015

CJ 344 Police Functions and Community Policing


3 cr.


CJ 101, any 200-level course, and junior standing.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the new organizational strategy of community policing. It traces the development of the theory of community policing from its beginnings at Michigan State University to its present application in the major urban areas of America. It examines the new underlying assumptions as to the place and function of police in society and how these theories are being realized in daily operations. It investigates new ways of solving community problems and develops an appreciation of the expanded responsibilities of the community-policing officer. Methods to assist experienced as well as new officers to develop problem-solving based approaches to the deliverance of police services are explored.