Model POP Curriculum
Designed by Joe Kuhns & Nancy Leach
About the Course
This 14-16 week modular course has been designed for undergraduates who may already have taken an introductory course in criminal justice or policing. The modules may be adapted to graduate-level education, pre-service police training, in-service police training, and/or community-based training, even online delivery.
Included in the complete curriculum are the following components:
- The suggested course outline with active links to class readings;
- Fourteen learning modules (in PowerPoint), developed for a standard 14-16 week college course;
- Suggestions and/or links for in-class and out-of-class exercises and assignments;
- Recommended class readings for each learning module;
- Suggestions for relevant video and online resources;
- Suggested exercises for other instructional settings (e.g., graduate courses, in-service training).
The following textbook is recommended for this course regardless of the students/setting:
Braga, Anthony (2008). Problem-Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.
Additional recommended readings for graduate-level courses and similar settings are listed within each module.
- Problem-oriented policing and problem-solving ZIP
- Crime theories and situational crime prevention ZIP
- Researching/scanning and analyzing problems ZIP
- Returning to the crime triangle – responding to places, offenders, and targets/victims ZIP
- Assessing your problem solving strategy and other challenges to implementing pop projects ZIP