Today in the United States of America, law enforcement is constantly in a state of flux. Statistics show that policing is changing and some urban areas are not enjoying the same rate of positive change.
Urban policing examines how law enforcement has performed in the past and what effect it has had on urban communities. This course is designed to analyze those trends and methods that have been successful in change and describe the unsuccessful practices that initiated new tactics to be developed. Details related to over patrolling and its impact will be discussed; recruitment and retention of officers from urban areas will also be visited, along with future policies that may decrease the disenfranchisement of urban applicants.