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210B Sociology of Criminal Procedure (2)

Seminar - 2 hours. What are the expectations and roles of the police in a democratic society? We need order maintenance and crime control, but to assume these tasks the police sometimes intrude upon interests considered fundamental to free societies.  This seminar examines this basic tension through the discussion of various topics such as undercover policing, the use of new technologies, and private policing, as well through an examination of police organization and culture.  Satisfactory completion of the seminar can be met with engaged class discussion and weekly response papers.  Class limit: 12 students.

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