CRMJ2020-B Policing (Fall 2020)

Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit for more information.
Session, Dates: 4 (10/24/2020 - 12/18/2020)
Time: -
Location: Internet/Online
Seats Available: 1 Seat!
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a comprehensive examination of the first and most-visible part of the Criminal Justice System, law enforcement. Various policing eras and the prevailing policing philosophies of their time are discussed, including the current department structures and police administration systems in the US and abroad. The responsibilities, pressures, and constitutional limits law enforcement professionals face during the investigative process are also examined. Recent developments in both law enforcement and larger society and how these have affected both police tactics and police culture are also examined.

Prerequisite: CRMJ1010

About the Instructor(s)

Christopher A. Wydra, D.Sc.
Part-Time Faculty
Social Sciences
412-397-4200 phone
Hale Center 305