Policing Democracies

CJUS-P 307 — Fall 2020 — Themester

Course Description

Can the United States confront terrorism and yet maintain an open diverse society that honors the rights of the citizens? Can the police control crime and yet follow the due process? How can the police win trust of minorities and prevent victimization based on race, gender, religion and ethnic identities? The course will examine policing of not only the US but also India, the UK, Japan, The Netherlands, Finland, France, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa and several emerging democracies to understand how this paradox is being resolved around the world.

Instructor: Dr. Arvind Velma