CIA330 - Contemporary Policing

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Subject Title
Contemporary Policing

Subject Description
This course introduces policing, its structure, organization, mandate, and goals. Policing is an institution made up of individuals who are sworn to serve and protect the interests of the public. Students explore the nature of police work, various policing models, and police interactions with the judiciary, customs, and corrections system. Canadian policing is compared to U.S. and European models to examine how different philosophies affect Canadian police agencies.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


  1. Describe how policing models in the U.S. and Europe influence the structure of policing in Canada.
  2. Discuss the current structure, processes, culture, organizational change, and community policing development.
  3. Distinguish between contemporary and traditional models of policing to address crime prevention.
  4. Discuss the relationship between the police, media, and the public.
  5. Discuss the relationship between police and patriarchy, social diversity and classism, and police related challenges in the 21st Century.

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