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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

| Evaluated Learning Experience

Penal Law Formerly Criminal Law

Version 3: Minimum 60 hours. Version 4: 129 hours.
State Police Academy, State Campus, Albany, NY.
Version 3: October 1990 - September 2000.* Version 4: October 2000 - June 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 3 or 4: Discuss the provisions of the Penal Law and the various terms used therein; discuss the enforcement of the laws of the State of New York in various situations that can result in the successful prosecution of a criminal action before the court.
Version 3 or 4: The New York State Penal Law (its purposes and those definitions applicable to enforcement considerations); the elements of various offenses (anticipatory offenses, theft, fraud, damage and intrusion onto property and offenses against the person and public order); the legal basis for proscribing conduct; the justification for the lawful use of physical force.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 3 or 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Law (4/85 revalidation) (4/91 revalidation) (6/96 revalidation) (10/01 revalidation). *NOTE: Earlier versions of this course, dating from September 1961 to September 1990, have been recommended for credit. Please refer to the 1992 edition (for Version 1) and the 2000 edition (for Version 2) for further information. Physical Education 1. Defensive Tactics/Physical Training 2.