Minor in Law, Justice and Society - Society and the Police SOSA 3295   Society and the Police
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The police play an increasingly powerful role in the maintenance of social order in contemporary Canadian society. This course introduces students to sociological theory and research on: (a) the role of police in social development and social control; (b) the historical and political development of public policing; (c) the nature and structure of police work; (d) control and accountability and (e) selected issues in policing such as, policing the family, minorities and the police, community based policing and police discretion. Approved with Law and Society minor.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: One SOSA 1000 level course or FYP