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CMRJ302 - U.S. Law Enforcement

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ302 Course ID: 2534 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an evaluation of the breadth and complexity of contemporary police administration from a systems perspective, a traditional structural perspective, a human behavioral perspective, and a strategic management perspective. Students will apply terms and ideas in the study of policing; and be able to demonstrate and assess the historical development of law enforcement at local, state and federal levels. Additionally they will be able to critically analyze contemporary problems and trends facing law enforcement agencies including their functions, operations and management styles. Managerial theories and practices in organizations will be examined and assessed as to their application in law enforcement organizations.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:

CO1: Analyze the evolution and development of federal and state law enforcement agencies

CO2: Examine the various style of departmental and individual policing, as well as the policing sub-culture

CO3: Examine the roles and responsibilities of human resources in a policing organization

CO4: Examine managerial theories, style and skills as they relate to policing and policing organizations

CO5: Analyze the pros and cons of police discretion and biased based policing

CO6: Differentiate between utilitarianism and deontological ethics

CO7: Examine the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders of community policing

Forums

Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.

Assignment(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.

Exam(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Introduction 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %
Forums 39.00 %
Week 1 Forum 6.50 %
Week 2 Forum 6.50 %
Week 3 Forum 6.50 %
Week 5 Forum 6.50 %
Week 6 Forum 6.50 %
Week 7 Forum 6.50 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.