Policing and Society
General Catalog Course Title:
Policing and Society
Terms Offered:
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Spring 2012

This course examines the American social institution of policing with particular emphasis on urban law enforcement. It explores the social, economic and cultural forces that pull policing in the direction of state legal authority and power as well as those that are a counter-weight to the concentration of policing powers in the state. Special attention is given to how policing shapes and is shaped by the urban landscape, legal to cultural.

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