(C) Provides students with a critical understanding of history of law enforcement, the police and policing in the United States. Will focus on four major issues related to policing: the history and role of the police in America; learning police work and becoming a police officer; issues and problems in policing; and current issues and trends in policing. Social science research on the police and policing will be the basis for studying and analyzing this aspect of the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or 150 or ANT 102. (3 cr hrs) Fulfills: LASR.