CRJ 2001: Theory and Practices of Law Enforcement


Theory and Practices of Law Enforcement is designed to present students with the historical development of law enforcement, organization, administration, and systems of local, state, and federal policing with an emphasis on theories as they relate to practices.


  1. Differentiate between historic and contemporary viewpoints regarding types of crime, such as conventional and economic crimes.
  2. Analyze the term crime in relation to social processes.
  3. Explain why the study of criminal procedure requires a balance between an individual's right to due process and society's need for law and order.
  4. Examine the impact of the policing evolution in the United States on patrol operations.
  5. Discuss contemporary issues that affect law enforcement agencies.
  6. Compare and contrast the theories of punishment in the American criminal justice system.
  7. Summarize the institutional programs associated with maximum, medium, and minimum security prisons.
  8. Analyze the United States juvenile justice system to include programs related to juvenile justice.
  9. Interpret how emerging drug trends affect crime and the criminal justice system.


  1. CRJ 2000


Police (Rev: 2nd. ed.)

Publisher: Delmar (2013)
Author: Dempsey, J. S., & Forst, L. S.
ISBN: 9781133016656
Price: $47.46

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