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Policing & Society

This 8-module resource provides strategies for dealing with a range of ideas, opinions and critiques about various approaches to policing. It includes interactive activities on the responsibilities of the police, police discretion and global policing systems. Students are encouraged to examine controversial aspects of policing, including perceptions of police, racial profiling and police oversight. Students will analyze the critical role police play in maintaining safety and learn about their rights when dealing with police and how to make a complaint against the police. The aim of this set of activities is to expand discussion about policing and to give teachers the tools to help students think critically about this aspect of our justice system.

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