Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AJ 234 - Community Policing

  • Prerequisite or Corequisite: AJ 101

This course acquaints the student with the role of law enforcement in government and the critical importance of effective community relations. The dynamics of race relations and other current social problems directly related to the law enforcement community are explored. This course focuses on attitudes of the public and the law enforcement officer, why these attitudes exist and what can be done to improve the situation.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AJ 234, the student will be able to:

  • Define community and police agency.
  • Discuss the development of relationships between the police agency and the community.
  • Define the key stages of the police agency's unique functions in Hawaii.
  • Explain the community's response to various police actions and practices.
  • Describe the attributes of a successful police-community relations program.

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