Course Details

Policing Chicago’s Communities:Examining historical & current practices & analyzing for reform

The seminar will allow students to examine the various legal and policy reform issues related to the current police misconduct crisis in Chicago. The course will be comprised of lectures and discussion led by NU faculty and guest speakers. Grades will be based on participation during class discussion (30%) and a 10 page research/reflection paper that either that promotes a particular police reform or an alternative to policing (70%). Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the readings in advance of class. For every class after the introductory class 2-3 students will be responsible for presenting to the class key points related to the readings. For all reports and Department of Justice Findings Letters, students are only required to read the executive summaries. The course will run from May 16-18 and meet from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm. Last day to add the course is 5/16. Students must drop before the second class session begins to avoid a “W.”

Catalog Number: CONPUB 740


Course History

Summer 2017
Title: Policing Chicago’s Communities:Examining historical & current practices & analyzing for reform
Faculty: Bedi, Sheila (courses | profile)
Bedi, Sheila A
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 13

Summer 2016
Title: Policing Chicago’s Communities:Examining historical & current practices & analyzing for reform
Faculty: Bedi, Sheila (courses | profile)
Bedi, Sheila A
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24