Course Description

601:581 Police and the People: Law, Policy and Practice (2) S


Prerequisite: Constitutional Law


Description: In a democratic society, the people entrust the police with the power and authority to keep the peace, enforce the laws and generally provide for the health, safety and public welfare of the citizenry. When that trust is violated by police misconduct, the result can be anarchy. In this course, we will explore the contours of the U.S. Constitution and federal law to examine and analyze the rights, and obligations of the police to the people, and vice versa. We will also explore the legal and political remedies available when the police themselves engage in unlawful conduct.