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National College Credit Recommendation Service
New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Advanced Recruit Studies: Critical Issues in Law Enforcement
Police Academy, 235 East 20th St., New York, NY.
Describe the role of the police officer in modern culture, including legal, ethical, and practical aspects of urban policing; identify stresses on police officers; explain the value of modern strategies such as problem solving and community policing; explain the need for effective liaisons with other government agencies and private industry; describe the role of the media in police work; explain the importance of skillful research and analysis in modern policing.
Myths and learned behavior; historical development of the New York City Police Department; the role and function of police in society; styles of policing; the police culture; police and the public; police and the black community; police and the Latino community; institutions and secrecy; police, the media and public opinion; police and the political system; attacking quality of life issues through problem solving; philosophy, history and benefits of community policing; women in policing; interagency conflict and cooperation; stress management; law and its impact on police policy. This course serves as a capstone learning experience for students completing their Academy training with a baccalaureate degree. Participants complete a structured research paper under the guidance of a mentor/instructor.
In the graduate degree category, 2 semester hours in Criminal Justice (11/94).