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I want to study US/MA Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Law etc. What do you all recommend?
 

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I recommend going to college and taking Criminal Justice.
If you are asking about academy choices. It depends where you live and if you can get sponsored by a PD.

There are also some great sites that have them on line, plus go to any Police Equipment store and you can buy M/V, Crminal Law, and Con.Law books. If you can read, you can basically teach yourself.
 

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College would be a good source for Criminal Justice Basics... but you'll need to go to a reserve academy to really learn Mass. General Laws as they are not (or barely) covered in the College Classroom. I also recommend a Law Dictionary.
 

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RPD,

I have to disagree with you about college. I learned far more about criminal law and criminal procedure in college than I did in the R/I academy. Each course was a full semester and included writing term papers as well as tests and quizzes. Compared to the 15 hours of Criminal Procedure and 12 hours of Criminal Law I had in the R/I academy both followed by a multiple guess tests that were 99% memorization IMHO I feel I learned far more in the college courses. Don't get me wrong I had great instructors (Chief Griffin from Dover PD and the Cpt. Eugenio (ret) :thumbup: ) but there is only so much info that can be crammed into 12-15 hours of classroom time.
 

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I agree with Irishcop, college is the way to go to LEARN. I went to the R/I academy and am attending a ft academythey basically teach you to pass a test.
If you don't take it upon yourself to learn, you'll won't learn squat.
 

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I don't know, personally... everything I learned in the R/I academy I also learned studying Criminal Justice at school... the only difference I can think of is the Ch. 90, I got more of that in the R/I academy. Maybe it all depends on where you go.
 

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RPD,

Don't get me wrong I had great instructors (Chief Griffin from Dover PD and the Cpt. Eugenio (ret) :thumbup: ) but there is only so much info that can be crammed into 12-15 hours of classroom time.
Get you f%&king hands off me, This is not Russia.

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Scribe, send me 6 young pumas to the front of the room.
 

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College classes are excellent for US Constitutional issues and case law surrounding them, College classes usually do not cover MV laws because they are different in every state. The R/I academy is better for MA state law.
 

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College classes are excellent for US Constitutional issues and case law surrounding them, College classes usually do not cover MV laws because they are different in every state. The R/I academy is better for MA state law.
That's what I was referring to, STATE LAWS.
 

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Southside @ Fri 26 Nov said:
RPD,

Don't get me wrong I had great instructors (Chief Griffin from Dover PD and the Cpt. Eugenio (ret) :thumbup: ) but there is only so much info that can be crammed into 12-15 hours of classroom time.
Get you f%&king hands off me, This is not Russia.

She never burnt the rice before, but she burnt the rice today.

Scribe, send me 6 young pumas to the front of the room.
Gird your loins, alight from your chair, and repair to the front of the room!

You may not look for a morose marsupial in the breadbox!
 
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