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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement

Introduction to Criminal Justice - (10504900)

Credits:   3.00


In this course learners will distinguish between the roles and functions of courts with jurisdiction in Wisconsin; differentiate between the roles and functions of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; apply professional principles as a law enforcement officer; determine modern police functions and policies from an historical perspective; identify the role of law enforcement officers in American society; utilize a decision-making model; identify the characteristics of a good decision maker; describe how professionalism, ethics, and moral standards relate to a law enforcement career; practice a code of behavior; incorporate ethical decision-making strategies; describe how decisions are made; enhance an officer's critical thinking and police problem solving skills; apply principles of critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving; identify required law enforcement policies; defend the importance of written agency policies; and distinguish between "ministerial" and "discretionary" duties. This course consists of competencies and learning objectives from the following blocks of instruction from the Law Enforcement Standards Board 520 hour Law Enforcement Basic Training Curriculum. Professional Orientation - 4 hours, Policing in a Free Society - 4 hours, Ethics - 10 hours, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - 10 hours, Agency Policy - 2 hours.

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Spring 2015   01/12/2015 TO 05/13/2015
Summer 2015   06/01/2015 TO 07/24/2015
Fall 2015   08/17/2015 TO 12/16/2015