Spring 2019 - CRIM 251 D900

Introduction to Policing (3)

Class Number: 6954

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SP 291, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    CRIM 131.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An examination of the organization and operation of contemporary Canadian policing. Consideration of the history and development of policing in Canada, the role of the police in Canadian society and the police occupation, including recruitment and training. Discussion of police decision making and the exercise of discretion, police powers, and structures of accountability. Managing the police organization. Examination of police-community relations and crime prevention initiatives. Students with credit for CRIM 151 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This introductory level course will explore the various facets of Canadian policing.  Topics to be covered include the history and structure of policing, contexts and trends in Canadian police work, the recruitment and training of police officers, community policing, crime response and crime prevention strategies, patrol and general duty, police use of force, case investigation, and human resource issues in policing.  Class discussions and reading materials will be supplemented by guest speakers, and films.  The course is designed to provide students with an overview of policing and with the opportunity to speak with police professionals. 

Grading

  • Final Exam 35%
  • Attendance & Participation 10%
  • Presentation & Outline 20%
  • Second Exam 35%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

1.    Griffiths, C.T. 2016 (4th. Ed). Canadian Police Work.  Toronto: Nelson.

2.    In addition to required text, there will be a number of assigned readings. 

Department Undergraduate Notes:


ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.  

  • N.B.: Students are reminded that attendance in the first week of classes is important. However, there are no tutorials in the first week.
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  • A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N. 
  • E-mail policy for on campus courses only: The School of Criminology STRONGLY DISCOURAGES the use of e-mail in lieu of office hour visits. Criminology advises its instructional staff that they are NOT required to respond to student e-mails and that students wishing to confer with them should do so in person during scheduled meeting times.
  • The University has formal policies regarding intellectual dishonesty and grade appeals which may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology.
  • Under GP18, the University has policies and procedures which respond to our obligations under the BC Human Rights Code to provide a harassment and discrimination free environment for the students, staff and faculty of this institution.  Members of this community have an affirmative obligation to safeguard the human rights of others.
UNIVERSITY POLICY FORBIDS FINAL EXAMINATIONS WHILE CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS