October’s Criminal Justice Events at RCC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 27, 2013 CONTACT: Maralin Roffino 845 -574-4244 email@example.com
October’s Criminal Justice Events at RCC
free and open to the public
Ramapo- Rockland Community College’s growing Criminal Justice program and RCC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are offering several informative free and open to the public events. Please see below for full event details. For more information about RCC’s Criminal Justice degree programs or these events please call 845-574-4298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Criminal Justice Recognition Ceremony (12:30–1:30 pm)
Student Union - Room 3214
Thursday, October 3, 2013 Criminal Justice Open House (5:30 – 7:30 pm) Technology Center, Ellipse
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Examination of the Justice System-Wrongful Conviction of Jeffrey Deskovic (noon–1:30 pm) Technology Center, Ellipse
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Social and Legal Dynamics of Being Stopped and Questioned by the Police (5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Technology Center, Ellipse Detailed Listings
October 1 - Criminal Justice Recognition Ceremony
(12:30–1:30 pm) RCC students majoring in Criminal Justice who achieved a 3.3. GPA for the Spring 2013 semester are recognized for their academic accomplishment.
October 3 - Criminal Justice Open House
(5:30 – 7:30 pm) Learn about growing career opportunities for those with degrees in Criminal Justice, Corporate and Homeland Security, Emergency Management or Fire Technology. Learn about earning these degrees at Rockland Community College.
October 9 – Examination of the Justice System- Wrongful Conviction of Jeffrey Deskovic
Jeffrey Deskovic will speak at RCC about his harrowing ordeal and the changes necessary to improving the criminal justice system. In 1990, at the age of 17, Deskovic was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of a classmate at Peekskill HS and spent the next sixteen years incarcerated in a New York State Prison. Finally, after sophisticated DNA testing identified the actual perpetrator, a man then in prison for committing a similar murder, Deskovic received a full exoneration. Since his release in 2006, he has worked as an activist to effect improvements in the criminal justice system and to help others wrongfully incarcerated, founding the The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice in 2012. He also returned to school and recently earned a master’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
October 15 – Social / Legal Dynamics of Being Stopped and Questioned by the Police
(5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Have you ever been stopped and questioned by the police? Do you have concerns and want to know about best practices? To gain a clearer understanding of what is happening and why, attend this session of RCC’s Savvy Professor series. Learn about the social and legal dynamics involved when you encounter the police from three RCC faculty in Criminal Justice. Cliff Ader, Kevin Barrett, and Tim Mante, bring a cumulative 72 years of law enforcement experience to their presentation.
Cliff Ader was a member of the NYPD for over 20 years. His career encompasses uniformed patrol, bicycle patrol, anti-crime, narcotics division, legal bureau, detective bureau, and homicide. He graduated from Pace University with a BS and Iona College with an MS in Criminal Justice. In addition to teaching at RCC, he currently serves on the Rockland County Sheriffs A.T.A.G., which stands for Anti-Terrorism Analytical Group.
Kevin Barrett served 32 years with the Englewood, New Jersey police department, retiring with the rank of lieutenant and served his whole career in the patrol division. He earned two master’s degrees and a PhD from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is Chair of the Criminal Justice department at RCC.
Tim Mante has 20 years of law enforcement experience in the NYPD. His career encompasses a range from patrol officer, crime scene investigation evidence collection, and serving as an expert witness specializing in robbery and burglary investigations in the New York Supreme Court. He also earned a master’s degree in management and is Operations Manager with G4S Secure Solutions. At RCC he has taught Introduction to Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, History of Policing, Terrorism and Homeland Security, International Criminal Justice Systems, Organized Crime in America, Introduction to Homeland Security, and Investigations in Corporate and Homeland Security.
Photo 1 caption: Jeff Deskovic speaks at the opening of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, March 12, 2012. (l-r): Asst Director R. Blassberg, Board Member A. DiSimone, exoneree F. Bermudez, Jeff Deskovic, exoneree J. Collins, Board Member R. DiGuglielmo, exoneree R. Santana.