Nov 26, 2022  
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Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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CJLS 324 - The Politics of Policing


4 credit(s)
Students will examine the history of policing in the United States, from slave patrols to modern-day special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams. Careful attention will be given to the politics of police surveillance, the increasing militarization of domestic police forces, and the policing of political activism. Students will also engage with numerous contemporary debates around policing, from the use of body and dashboard cameras to efforts to defund police and channel that funding to social services such as homelessness and mental-health support. Also listed as POLS 324
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits)



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