- Name: Police in America
- Division: Career & Technical Education
- Discipline: Criminal Justice
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Explores the historical development, roles, socialization, and problems of police work.
II: Course Objectives
- Describe the historical development of police in America
- Categorize the different agencies in state and federal police
- Assess the concerns about small police agencies
- Analyze the roles and functions of the police
- Explain the influence of research on law enforcement agencies
- Identify the organization and administration of police agencies
- Label different organizations in terms of union and non-union
- Demonstrate knowledge in the function of patrol in terms of: 1. Personnel, 2: Methods, 3. Operations
- Organize a criminal investigation
- Examine extraordinary problems and methods
- Discuss the rules of law and the court process
- Discuss different careers in law enforcement
- Examine NRS 289, Peace Office Bill of Rights
- Discuss constitutional guarantees to Peace Officers
III: Course Linkage
The General Education Mission is to provide students with a core foundation of critical life skills with which to improve their lives. This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the value and importance of diversity, ethics, and public service.