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Spring 2022
Jul 01, 2022
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SOCI 196 - Comparative Law Enforcement
MW 3:30 - 4:45 pm

The purpose of this course is to present and selected law enforcement systems nation-states and international police organizations develop and use to control crime and criminals within and across national borders. The course will use a global comparative approach to the law enforcement systems countries develop to counter crime and its impact. Many nation-states have standardized their laws, a globalization to some extent. Law enforcement systems still vary greatly. Some differences are due to the system of law they enforce, but most differences are cultural. Those differences cause problems in dealing with global crime issues. Students will learn about the different law enforcement systems to better appreciate possible outcomes in countering transnational crime. The course topics will include: 

•	Discussion of the types of legal systems: common law, civil law, religious law, customary law 
•	Present law enforcement systems from select countries including U.S., France, Saudi Arabia, and the United Nations 
•	Compare the different law enforcement systems
•	Discuss trends for the future
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Sociology Department

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