2020 Fall SOCIOL 149 001 LEC 001
Selected Topics in Sociology of Politics and Social Change
This course explores a wide range of scholarship on policing. It commences with the task of developing a sociological conceptualization of “police” before proceeding to examine the historical emergence of the police in modern societies, focusing particularly on the case of the United States. The course traces the historical development of policing in the U.S. from the colonial era through the contemporary period.