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CJE 2062 PEACE, CONFLICT AND THE POLICE 3 Credits

PEACE, CONFLICT AND THE POLICE Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENC 1101 In this course, students will learn the meaning of peace and investigate the philosophical and religious theories that underlie peace studies. In addition, students will investigate causes of war and violence from the individual level to international level and evaluate the paradox of the police as instruments of both peace and conflict. Students will investigate the police role in nonviolent movements and learn about occupational and organizational factors that influence police behavior. Students will learn about the history of non-violent movements and the means used to end conflict or injustice peaceably. Finally, students will be expected to devise an alternative framework for the police that emphasize peacekeeping strategies rather than coercive means