Transit Tech’s Legal and Law Enforcement Program is designed to prepare students for careers in law. Students learn theoretical perspectives in law and its policies and procedures.
By taking courses such as Criminology, Forensics and Cyber Security, Students will develop analytical and critical thinking skills as well as oral and written communication skills necessary to pursue gainful employment in the field of law. Students will interact with legal and law enforcement professionals, work with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, visit New York City courts and participate in law-related field trips, participate in Mock Trial competitions and advocate with Police Precinct Councils.
Introduction to Law – Criminal Justice
Students will discern the relationship between law and morality. They will discover the purpose of various laws to determine its relevance to them. Students will learn about the court system, search and seizure, right to trial, sentencing, the role of lawyers in society, how to become a lawyer, law school, and licensing exams.
Introduction to Law – Civil Justice
Students will explore disputes between individuals related to contracts, property, and family law. They will gain the knowledge and skills based on class discussions, observations, and research necessary to compare and contrast criminal and civil justice in the United States.
Students will study the system of practices and institutions by which the government attempts to maintain social control, deter crime, and punish individuals that violate the law with penalties and rehabilitation efforts.
In this course, students will acquire the knowledge to determine why individuals commit crimes. Students will draw upon the research of sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social anthropologists, and scholars of law.
Law Enforcement and Corrections/Police Science
Students will summarize the historical development of policing in America, identify significant federal law enforcement agencies and describe their responsibilities, explain the role that state law enforcement agencies play in enforcing the law and identify the two major models of state law enforcement organizations.
Moreover, students will explore the various kinds of local law enforcement agencies and explain the role that local law enforcement agencies play in enforcing the law.
Juvenile Justice and/or Ethnicity and Gender
Students will review the history and evolution of Juvenile Justice in the United States and the influence of ethnicity and gender on the state and federal legal systems. In addition, students will review cases to prepare for Moot Court and Mock Trial competitions locally, nationally and internationally.
Legal Research and Writing
The legal research and writing course is designed to promote awareness of current issues and controversies relating to law and the legal system. It encourages effective and informed citizen participation in society. Students will further develop their legal research and writing skills.
All students in the law program will be provided with the opportunity to:
- Interact with professionals from the legal and law enforcement fields
- Work on projects with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office
- Visit New York City Courts and participate in law-related trips
- Student advocacy with Police Precinct Councils