Law & Policy of Policing

SLN #: 74364
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Cabou

Course Description:
This course gives students an opportunity to explore the legal, policy, and political challenges raised in modern urban policing.

We will analyze and discuss case law, academic articles, policy papers, police orders and other sources within one and two week units on topics including historical policing models, use of force, profiling, civilian review of police, and policing in the post 9/11 world. The exact topics covered will be influenced by the interests and backgrounds of students in the class.

There are no prerequisites for the course, though students with an interest in or prior exposure to criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law may find that helpful. Grades will be based on a series of short "reaction papers" that draw on readings assigned for the class and on participation in class discussion.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Series of short reaction papers
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 18
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: See above
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.