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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Criminal Investigation (Police Science-Criminal Investigation)

Location: 
Police Academy, 235 East 20th St., New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 60 hours. Version 2: 62 hours. Version 3: 49 hours (62 weeks). Version 4: 80 hours (26 weeks).
Dates: 
Version 1: December 1973 - August 1979. Version 2: September 1979 - December 1990. Version 3: January 1991 - December 1993. Version 4: January 1994 - December 1999.*
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1: To provide the student with knowledge of his/her responsibilities as the first police representative at the crime scene. Version 2: To provide the student with knowledge of his/her responsibilities in responding to the investigation and protection of potential and actual crime scenes and incidents requiring investigations. Version 3 or 4: Describe the responsibilities of a police officer in responding to, investigating and protecting potential and actual crime scenes and incidents requiring investigations.
Instruction: 
Version 1: General principles of investigation, with suggested procedures for specific types of law violators; reporting procedures necessary for statistical studies and specialist follow-up; aspects of crime prevention as they relate to the police officer's role. Version 2: General principles of investigation, with suggested procedures for specific types of law violators; responding to calls; preliminary investigations; investigation of complaints, aided cases, accident cases; developing and handling physical evidence; safeguarding and continuity of physical evidence/property; investigation of corruption and civilian complaints. Version 3 or 4: General principles of investigation, with suggested procedures for specific type of law violators; responding to calls; preliminary investigations; investigation of complaints, aided cases, accident cases; developing and handling physical evidence; safeguarding and continuity of physical evidence/property; investigation of corruption and civilian complaints.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice (8/74). Version 2 or 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Investigation or Criminal Justice (4/85 revalidation) (1/91 revalidation). Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Criminal Investigation or Criminal Justice (5/96 revalidation). *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course's instructional content continues in the course exhibit titled Police Science.

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