SOC 323C SOC 323C. Policing. 3 Hours.
Examines the purposes and structure of policing and the shifting roles and powers of police officers. Focuses on several critical issues in modern-day policing, including the effectiveness of various police strategies as well as their legitimacy. Considers limits on the ability of the police to control crime, and the ways in which individuals and communities work to police themselves. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Sociology 308 (Topic: Critical Issues in Policing) and 323C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.