Spring 2023 - CRIM 251 D900
Introduction to Policing (3)
Class Number: 1994
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 14, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
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.
This course will explore the various facets of Canadian policing. Topics will include the history and structure of policing, the management of police organizations, the recruitment and retention of police officers, the effectiveness of police patrol strategies, the use of technology, the role of communications, and the growth of the evidence-based policing movement. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to actively engage with the material in applied environments in order to enhance their comprehension of the material and sharpen their analytical skills. For example, students will participate in discussions, respond to questions, and evaluate popular media’s claims about police. Students will also have the opportunity to engage with practitioners working within the field of policing as part of a series of coordinated panel presentations with guest speakers. Course comprehension will be measured via multiple methods of assessment, including exams and papers.
- Midterm Exam 35%
- Final Exam 35%
- Term Paper 30%
There are no required texts. All assigned readings will be available for download via the course website.
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