Public Safety and Security
(SSPS 4805)

This course discusses critical issues relating to public safety and security. Specifically, the course examines the laws, programs, agencies, and institutions involved in the provision of public safety. The course further discusses the challenges that public safety agencies and institutions deal with especially with regard to emergency response. To understand these issues and themes, the student will explore the political system, the role of central and local governments, bureaucratic politics and power, ethics and the various theories of administration that guide public managers in the provision and administration of public safety.