Law Enforcement Minor

Program Requirements

Major Common Core

This course explores the history of community policing and explains what community policing is and is not. It also examines what research has discovered about the relationship of the police with the community. The student will be introduced to the value of positive interactions between the police officer and the citizens they serve, as well as ways to incorporate problem-solving strategies on both small and large scales.

Prerequisites: none

The history and development of criminal law procedures and their application by law enforcement.

Prerequisites: none

The history, legal aspects of investigation, the evolution of investigations and forensics, procedures of crime investigations, procurement and preservation of evidence and interviewing.

Prerequisites: none

An extensive study of Chapter 609, Minnesota Criminal Code, and traffic law. Prereq: LAWE 231, admission to Option I or consent

Prerequisites: none

This course will expose students to theoretical foundations of human behavior and explore specific law enforcement situations in which that information can be used.

Prerequisites: none

This course focuses on the law enforcement approach to the juvenile justice system and how it has evolved in the United States. Theories of delinquency are reviewed. Minnesota Juvenile Code in emphasized.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to provide law enforcement students with the basic information, tools, and skills needed to improve interpersonal communications with coworkers and citizens from all ethnic and cultural groups. It is also intended to provide some historical information so students can contextualize and better understand why particular groups may distrust and resist law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

he course focuses on the psychological aspects of law enforcement from the perspectives of communication, interpersonal relations, and officer safety. The course will have required accompanying readings and the materials which, along with the classroom interaction, should provide the student with a solid foundation to build effective communications and to start to prepare the student psychologically for a career as a law enforcement officer. This course also has a writing intensive requirement that involves drafting, editing, and reviewing written assignments.

Prerequisites: none

This is the capstone course and will include such topics as P.O.S.T. License review, ethics, interviewing skills, and other current topics in law enforcement.

Prerequisites: Admission to the program.

Major Restricted Electives

Choose 9 Credit(s).

Prerequisites: none

Prerequisites: none