CRJU 2100 - Introduction to Law Enforcement


Provides an overview of law enforcement in a free society and the relationship of police to the criminal justice system as a whole. History, organization, operations, and selected issues are examined.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the field of law enforcement, its origins and evolution, and its place in the criminal justice system.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts common to modern police work.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the mutual influence of American policing and society on one another.
  • Module 1: Introduction and History
  • Module 2: Becoming an Officer & Roles
  • Module 3: Organizational Structure & Patrol
  • Module 4: Investigations and Discretion
  • Module 5: The Law and Officer Safety
  • Module 6: Use of Force and Misconduct
  • Module 7: COP and ILP
  • Module 8: The Future

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


  • None

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