Police and Gang Interdiction

The purpose of the course is to expose the student to various academic theories and points of view on the definition of gangs, as well as the current state of gangs in North America.

While the focus of this course is on gangs, the student will also learn about modern criminological theories. This course will also include a look at some issues unique to police and communities in British Columbia. Among the goals of this course is to provide the learner with a true opportunity to examine gangs. We do this, so that we as law enforcement professionals can provide insightful and credible information to the public and our peers about this growing phenomenon causing panic and fear in our communities. Do we have a gang problem? How big is this problem? How do we compare to other jurisdictions? How may we better tackle the problem? Do police only have a role in suppression? To be clear, however, this course is not a “who” course, but a “why” course.

This course takes place in the online environment. The required reading for this course is the course pack, a compilation of relevant and interesting articles and studies, developed by KMc Training Corp. in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University specifically for this course. All other reading materials will be on the course website. You will progress through the modules, completing the required
readings as you go. The modules include online readings, discussion forums, videos and quizzes.

The course will be available to start in January, May, and September and can be completed at your own pace within 120 days from the start date. The cost of the course is $350, including the course reader.

Prerequisite: successful completion of Crime Reduction Strategies for Police

Instructor: Tally Wade
Instructor: Keiron McConnell

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