2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AJS 270 - Community Relations

Description: Recognition and understanding of community problems; community action programs; methods of coping with crisis situations, victimology, ethnic and minority cultures, environments, crime prevention and police operations.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Overview 
  2. Historical perspectives 
  3. The justice community 
  4. Contrast between public and community relations 
  5. Psychological factors affecting police-community relations 
  6. Police role concept in a changing society 
  7. Coping with the human experience of being a cop 
  8. Police professionalism and PCR 
  9. The communication process 
  10. Blocks to effective communication 
  11. Selective enforcement and community relations 
  12. The media link 
  13. The young, the elderly and the police 
  14. Community relations in the context of culture 
  15. Dilemmas of dissent and political response 
  16. Conflict management 
  17. Community control: a continuum of participation 
  18. Innovations and programs for the future 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understand police-community relations in principle and practice. 
  2. Identify and analyze specific problems which relate to police-community relations and seek possible solutions. 
  3. Question and explore community relations from differing perspectives. 
  4. Recognize diverse social and personal needs of individuals and groups in modern society.