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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

Advanced Recruit Studies: Critical Issues in Law Enforcement

30 hours (10 weeks).
Police Academy, 235 East 20th St., New York, NY.
May 1994 - October 1995.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
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.
Credit recommendation: 
In the graduate degree category, 2 semester hours in Criminal Justice (11/94).