Police, Law, and Society

SLN #: 81124
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 012
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): McJunkin
Course Books: View List of Books

Course Description:
This course will examine topical issues in the laws surrounding policing. We will read a variety of legal and theoretical materials to explore the modern-day aims of policing, how the practice of policing is (or is not) disciplined by law, and how policing excesses can and should be remedied. Many of the questions we will address are driven by advancements in technology that enable ever-increasing opportunities for the surveillance of, and the use of force against, citizens. Specific topics will include police discretion, police militarization, cell phone location tracking, sex offender monitoring, and civil asset forfeiture.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

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