In the world of law enforcement, groups often identify themselves by engaging in activities, behaviors, and attitudes that separate themselves from others. For example, street gangs and organized crime groups may develop hand signs, language, and wardrobe that identify them as members. Law enforcement officers, and subgroups of those officers, may also take on specific characteristics and values that makes them part of the brother or sisterhood that they are employed in. This class will look at where these activities, behaviors, and attitudes originated, whether they are healthy, and what their impact is on the American culture.

1.5Credits