The law enforcement major promotes the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain social order, protect individual rights, meet public needs, and uphold the laws and institutions of democracy. Students study the theoretical, ethical, judicial, and practical issues related to the operations and responsibilities of a complex law enforcement organization. Within the contexts of current events, poverty, race, ethnicity, human relations, urban expansion, and public policy, students analyze the causes of deviant behavior in juvenile and adult offenders. In addition to critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, students develop increased empathy and a greater understanding of diversity. They evaluate scientific advances and new technologies that support effective crime detection, intervention, and prevention. Students explore ways to improve community relations and gain civic support for their critical mission to protect and serve.
Selected Contemporary Topics in Policing (CAPSTONE COURSE)