Spring 2024 - Schedule of Classes
This course provides a foundation for the understanding of U.S. law enforcement and security including its historical origins as a colonial institution of social control. Students will explore police culture, the organization and operations of law enforcement, contemporary issues in law enforcement, and major and emerging theoretical traditions in the field of law enforcement and security. Course content critically examines the role and experiences of law enforcement and security through several lenses, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender/gender identity, sexuality/sexual orientation, immigrations status, class, and their intersections. Finally, students will examine the role of accountability in law enforcement and how it shapes civil society.