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Seminar - American Police

  • CD1 - CPE Non-standard Dates (9/5-10/19)
  • Online

  • Fee:  $1,560 ($390/credit, 4 credits)
  • 41898, Seminar 1

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  • Benjamin Brucato
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How to Enroll

This course offers a sociological study of the police institution in the United States. One key component addresses the police mandate to produce public order and its authorization to use coercive force to this end. This focus on police use-of-force addresses public controversies and policies to monitor and manage accountability. A second key area of study addresses the history of American policing from its origins in slave-catching and in isomorphic influence from European organizations; the professionalization of policing in the early twentieth century; the diffusion of modern model of police; and finally contemporary changes (e.g., broken windows/zero tolerance, community policing, surveillance). The course emphasizes the relationship between policing and determinants of social location (e.g., race, ethnicity, class, gender, ability). Part of the Criminal Justice Studies Certificate.

  • Last Day to:
  • Register 9/9, Drop 9/9, Withdraw 9/24

Refund Schedule:
Full refund through 9/9, 50% 9/24 (registration fee not refundable)
No refund after 9/24

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