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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

Introduction to Law

Location: 
Police Academy, 235 East 20th St., New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 62 hours. Version 2 or 3: 63 hours (11 weeks).
Dates: 
Version 1: December 1973 - May 1980. Version 2: June 1980 - December 1990. Version 3: January 1991 - December 1999.*
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1 or 2: To provide the student with a basic introductory course in law with emphasis on the development of legal principles and concepts having application to law enforcement. Version 3: Identify and describe legal principles and concepts applicable to law enforcement.
Instruction: 
Version 1 or 2:   The nature of law in contemporary society; study of the U.S. Constitution with emphasis on the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment; constitutional rights of the accused; the police officer and the judicial process; application of legal concepts (probable cause, stop and frisk); court testimony. Version 3: The nature of law in contemporary society; study of the U.S. Constitution with emphasis on the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment; constitutional rights of the accused; the police officer and the judicial process; application of legal concepts (probable cause, stop and frisk); court testimony; the progression of the use of force.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1:  In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Criminology, Government, Police Science, or Political Science (8/74). Version 2 or 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Government, Police Science, or Political Science (4/85 revalidation) (1/91 revalidation) (5/96 revalidation). *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course's instructional content continues in the course exhibit titled Law.

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