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Policing in the United States
HIST 340
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

This course examines the history of policing in the United States. It begins with its 19th-century origins, modeled after the practices in England, and examines the differences in the North, South, and West of the early United States. It investigates the rise of the first formal police departments in the late 19th century, where the first Black men would serve on a number of forces. Then it examines the history of the professionalization movement and the creation of the FBI. Attention will be given to the complex relation of policing to social movements and issues of racial justice. Readings will include reports of commissions of the U.S. federal government on social issues.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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