Master of Arts in Criminal Justice {23-24} - Sociology for Law Enforcement

Course Code
CJ 544  Credits
Title Sociology for Law Enforcement 
Prerequisite CJ 200, CJ 300 or consent of instructor 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This class examines the role of sociology in the development of American police policies and training. It emphasizes challenges such as homelessness, mental illness, autism, post-traumatic stress, suicide, and other issues of particular importance to rank and file police officers, and discusses how modern social science has challenged and improved American policing. The class also addresses a number of learning objectives required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training for police officer licensing.