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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


Formerly Criminal Law and Introduction to Law
146 hours (26 weeks).
Police Academy, 235 East 20th St., New York, NY.
January 2000 - June 2003.*
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Identify the more commonly invoked criminal statutes and recognize their applications to specific situations; Identify and describe legal principles and concepts applicable to law enforcement.
Comprehensive analysis of criminal law and procedures; methods of interpretation of criminal statutes; statutory definitions of crime; study of case law related to criminal statutes and applications to specific situations (emphasis is on the underlying framework of criminal law); 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: 
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Criminal Justice (5/01 revalidation). *NOTE: The content covered in this course was recommended for credit as two separate courses from December 1973 to December 1999. Please refer to the former individual course titles for further information.