Course Code: LAWS202
The political science portion of this course provides an introduction to the democratic system of governing in Canada. It includes a description of the organization of the three levels of government: federal, provincial and municipal. The interaction of each government level, the democratic election and legislative processes are discussed. The course includes the services of each level of government, the daily problems and issues facing Canadians, and the impact on the fields of law enforcement by public opinion and special interest groups. The public administration portion of this course focuses on organizational theories as they pertain to public administration. Students will explore the organizational administrative workings, and interaction among federal, provincial and local governments. Students will develop an awareness of dominant and underlying issues related to law enforcement that affect the formal and informal political, public administration and management processes.