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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

| Evaluated Learning Experience

Collision Investigation Formerly Accident Investigation

Location: 
State Police Academy, State Campus, Albany, NY.
Length: 
Version 1 or 2: Minimum 40 hours. Version 3: 30 hours (includes approximately 11 hours of hands-on exercises). Version 4: 60 hours.
Dates: 
Version 1: September 1985 - March 1991.* Version 2: April 1991 - September 1996. Version 3: October 1996 - September 2000. Version 4: October 2000 - June 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1: To provide the student with fact-finding techniques as well as analysis of collision causation and effect. Version 2, 3, or 4: Analyze the events that occur at a collision scene in order to ascertain the cause of the collision; secure and safeguard the collision scene and collect relevant evidence; determine the possible liability of the collision; correlate the environmental conditions with the possible causes of the collision; conduct the initial investigation at collision crime scenes; interact with the appropriate agencies that may have an interest in the event.
Instruction: 
Version 1, 2, 3, or 4: Collection and preservation necessary to a thorough conclusion of vehicular collisions and the determination of responsibility. Collision reconstruction is an integral part of the instruction. Appropriate laboratory experiences are provided on a selected basis.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Police Science (3/74) (4/85 revalidation) (4/91 revalidation). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Police Science (6/96 revalidation). Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Police Science (10/01 revalidation). *NOTE: An earlier version of this course, dating from September 1961 to September 1985, was offered jointly with Vehicle and Traffic Law I and II. Please consult the 1990 edition for further information.

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