CRIM 317. Police Culture.
This course provides detailed information about the paramilitary structure of the law enforcement agencies. Students learn about the history of policing, the code of silence, police brutality, corruption, and the history of police commissions. Students gain an understanding of the bureaucratic, organizational and political pressures that exist within and outside these organizations. Students develop a better understanding of the Bill of Rights and how that affects police work as well as Supreme Court cases and decisions that have impacted law enforcement practices. Equates with SOC 317.