ORGSTUDY 460 - Racial Disparities in Policing: Causes, Consequences, and Correctives
Fall 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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Course Note:
ORGSTUDY 460 is a meet-together course with SOC495-004 and PUBPOL475-006. If the ORGSTUDY course is full, you may register under one of the meet-together sections.

Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has brought renewed public attention to an
enduring social problem in America: racial disparities in policing, and gaps in police-community
trust. Where do these inequities come from? What processes contribute to disparities in the
policing? And what can we do to address them? The overarching goal of this course is to get
“under the hood” of racial inequality in policing through organizational analysis: to identify the
institutional and individual contributors to disparities, so that we can combat them.

One specific aim of this course is to introduce students to theoretical and empirical studies of
disparities in policing. This is a systemic issue; accordingly, we will examine research from
psychology, sociology, legal studies, and organizational behavior to understand how each of
these perspectives shed light on different aspects of race and police-community relations. In
doing so, we will situate this issue to broader theories of organizational theory (discretion,
organizational change) and psychology (implicit bias, procedural justice).


ORGSTUDY 460 - Racial Disparities in Policing: Causes, Consequences, and Correctives
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
1Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: ORGSTUDY 460 is a meet-together course with Soc 495-004 and PUBPOL 475-006. You may register under the Soc or Pubpol courses if the OS course is full.

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