Jun 25, 2024  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSCI400 21st Century Policing (3 cr.)

This course examines short and long-term strategies for law enforcement agencies to implement for the purpose of increasing public safety and confidence in law enforcement.  Recommendations regarding law enforcement practices as outlined by the U.S. Department of Justice are reviewed.  Also reviewed is the need for law enforcement to build trust and legitimacy in the communities in which they serve.  The course explores the importance of policy and oversight, technology and the use of social media, training and education, and officer wellness and safety.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Recognize the historical intersection of community unrest and policing.
  2. Discuss the philosophical roots of community policing including Peel’s Principles.
  3. Articulate the ideals of the six pillars of 21st Century Policing.
  4. Compare and contrast the key provisions of the guardian and warrior policing philosophy and how they impact use of force policies and training.
  5. Develop policies and practices to ensure organizational cultural awareness, transparency, and accountability.
  6. Articulate inclusive means of communications for various groups of people using social media.
  7. Identify strategies to reduce unconscious bias and enhance procedural justice.

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