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Policing: CRJU 315-03, #20721, MW 4-5:15p, MH-406
C & D: CRJU 330-05, #16698, F 1-3:45p, LH-401A
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Policing

Syllabus

Presentations

9/11: Selection and training slide show modified.
Reading for Recruitment, Selection and Training was emailed to everyone. It's no longer online. Please let me know if you didn't receive it.

 

   Schedule

Week 1 - 8/21 & 23: Policing history
Slide show
Readings: Text chps. 1 & 2
Other: Early history of British police (first 9:15) August Vollmer

Week 2 - 8/28 & 30: Police role and subculture
Slide show
Readings: Text chps. 5, 7, 8; What is Patrol Work?
Police Issues: Oakland: How Could it Happen?Kicking a SuspectWhen Hard Heads Collide Who Deserves a Break?
Other: A day in the life of a police officerGulfport police shift keeps busyOne police shiftThis is what being a Seattle cop is like

Week 3 - 9/4: No class, campus closed

Week 3 - 9/6: Recruitment, selection and training
Slide show
Reading:"Law Enforcement Training: Changes and Challenges" (provided as a .pdf) 
Other:L.A. County OIR & Inspector General reportsLASD Academy OIR ReportLASD Hiring Standards OIR Report

Week 4 - 9/11: Recruitment, selection and training (cont'd)

Week 4 - 9/13: Student presentations 1-4
Police Issues: (1) L.A.'s Thin Blue Line(2) Police Academy(3) What Should it Take to be Hired?
(4) Teaching Police Departments?

Week 5 - 9/18: EXAM 1 (weeks 1-4)

Week 5 - 9/20: Police organizations
Slide show
Oversight of police agencies: Calif. law about supervision of Sheriff Depts.L.A. City supervision of LAPDL.A. County supervision of LASDOrange County and OCSDSelecting a police chief

Week 6 - 9/25: Police organizations (cont'd)

Week 6 - 9/27: Student presentations 5-7
Police Issues: (5) Mission Not Accomplished
(6) Ex-Commish leaves Carona in the Dust
(7) Are Civilians Too Easy on the Police?

Week 7 - 10/2 & 4: Policing strategies
Slide show
Readings: Text chps. 25, 26, 27, 28
Other: Chicago PD 10-year COPS evaluation
Center for POP POP/Pulling levers
Hot-spot policingNY City and "broken windows"

Week 8 - 10/9: Student presentations 8-12
Police Issues: (8) RIP Community Policing?
(9) What Can Cops Really Do?(10) Too Much of a Good Thing?(11) Slapping Lipstick I
(12) Slapping Lipstick II

Week 8 - 10/11: Student presentations 13-17
Police Issues: (13) Hot-spot policing
(14) First, Do no Harm(15) Having Your Cake
(16) Forty Years After Kansas City
(17) An Illusion of Control

Week 9 - 10/16 & 18: Special problems
Slide show
Readings: Text chp. 15; NIJ: Radicalization and Violent Extremism; NIJ: Lone Wolf terrorists;
NIJ: Police Response to Gangs study (focus on conclusions); Police Foundation: Policing Terrorism
Other: NIJ search results: terrorismNIJ publicatons search: terrorism & radicalizationManaging Mass DemonstrationsMurder and Extremism in the U.S.COINTELPRO - ExtractWikipediaRodney King riot video

Week 10 - 10/23: Student presentations 18-21
Police Issues: (18) Doing Nothing(19) Flying Under the Radar(20) Sometimes There is no Second Chance(21) After the Fact

Week 10 - 10/25: Student presentations 22-25
Police Issues: (22) TakingBombs From Strangers(23) The Gangs of L.A.(24) Location, Location, Location(25) Getting Out of Dodge

Week 11 - 10/30: EXAM 2 (weeks 5-10)

Week 11 - 11/1: Use of force
Slide show
Readings: Text chps. 29, 30, 31, 32
Other: LAPD Use of Force PolicyLAPD Pursuit policy

Week 12 - 11/6 & 8: Use of force (cont'd)

Week 13 - 11/13: Student presentations 26-30
Police Issues: (26) WhenCops Kill (Part I) and PartII(27) To Err is Human(28) Making Time
(29) Sometimes a Drunk(30) Homeless, Mentally Ill, Dead

Week 13 - 11/15: Student presentations 31-35
Police Issues: (31) Does Race Matter? (Part I) and Part II(32) De-escalation(33) More Rules, Less Force?(34) Good Guy/Bad Guy/Black Guy (Part I)
(35) Good Guy/Bad Guy/Black Guy (Part II)

Week 14 - 11/20 & 22: Fall break - campus closed

Week 15 - 11/27 & 29: Conduct and ethics
Slide show
Readings: Text chps. 6, 10, 11, 12, 13

Week 16 - 12/4: Student presentations 36-40
Police Issues: (36) Liars Figure(37) Meltdown in SoCal(38) The Numbers Game(39) Orange is the New Brown(40) Why do Cops Succeed?

Week 16 - 12/6: Towards a new paradigm of policing
Reading: Text chp. 33
Other: The Craft of PolicingProduction and Craftsmanship in Police Narcotics Enforcement

Week 17 - Dec. 13, 5:00-6:50 pm: FINAL EXAM (weeks 11-16)

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Crime & Delinquency

Syllabus

Presentations

9/9 Psychological factors slide show updated again (see new slide no. 23.)



 

   Schedule

Week 1 - 8/25: Criminology as a science
Slide show
Text chapter: 1
Online: Research processResearch designs

Week 2 - 9/1: Biological theories
Slide show
Text chapter: 4
Online: NAS effects of marijuana NIH/NIDA effects of marijuana NIH/NIDA effects of cocaineNews article effects of cocaine

Week 3 - 9/8: Psychological theories
Slide show
Text chapter: 5
Online: Prisoner mental health problems

Week 4 - 9/15 - First half: "Deliver Us From Evil"
Second half: Panels 1 (Bio) & 2 (Psych) present

Online: IMDBOliver O'GradyOliver O'Grady's confession
(Film shown in class. Can be rented on YouTube and Amazon Video and purchased on DVD.)

Week 5 - 9/22 - First half: "Stevie"
Second half: Panels 3 (Bio) & 4 (Psych) present

Online: IMDBKartemquin films
(Film shown in class. Available on Netflix DVD. Can be rented on YouTube and Amazon Video and purchased on DVD.)

Week 6 - 9/29 - First half: EXAM 1 (weeks 1-5)
Second half: Strain theories

Slide show
Text chapter: 8

Week 7 - 10/6: Neighborhoods and crime
Slide show
Text chapter: 7
Online: "Location, Location, Location""Getting out of Dodge"

Week 8 - 10/13: Control theories
Slide show
Text chapter: 10

Week 9 - 10/20 - First half: "I Am a Promise"
Second half: Panels 5 (Strain), 6 (Neigh.) & 7 (Control) present

Online: Docurama
(Film shown in class. Can be streamed at Sundance Now)

Week 10 - 10/27 - First half: "Hood 2 Hood: The Blockumentary"
Second half: Panels 8 (Strain), 9 (Neigh) & 10 (Control) present

Online: Rich Kid EntertainmentPBS on Crips and Bloods"Crips and Bloods: Made in America" on YouTube
(Film shown in class. Available from online sources for purchase on DVD)

Week 11 - 11/3 - First half: EXAM 2 (weeks 6-10)
Second half: Labeling theories & conflict criminology

Labeling slide showConflict crim. slide show
Text chapter: 11

Week 12 - 11/10: No class (Veteran's Day)

Week 13 - 11/17: Learning theories
Slide show
Text chapter: 9

Week 14 - 11/24: Fall recess - no class

Week 15 - 12/1 - First half: "Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story"
Second half: Panels 11 (Labeling), 12 (Learning) & 13 (Conflict) present

Online: Wikipedia
(Film shown in class. Available free on You Tube)

Week 16 - 12/8 - First half: "The Weather Underground"
Second half: Panels 14 (Learning) & 15 (Conflict) present

Online: PBS film website
(Film shown in class. Available to rent on Amazon video and YouTube)

Week 17 - 12/15 - 2:30-4:20 pm: Final exam (Weeks 11-16)

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