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Police Discretion

This research guide was developed and maintained to support the university's CRIM 412 Police Discretion course.

Course Description

This course is an in-depth examination of police discretion and the application of coercive power. It includes analyses of the exercise and impact of police discretion on society and the impact that police discretion has on individual police officers, police departments, and societal support for law enforcement.

Prerequisite(s): two of the following courses: CRIM 234, CRIM 244, POLS 208, SOC 225.

Course Documents