Category: Public Service

Programs in Public Service are directed by enthusiastic and experienced academic leaders who are committed to educating students in the fields of paralegal studies, criminal justice, homeland security and emergency management, military leadership, national security, and public administration.

Dr. Mike Verro in a Podcast on law enforcements evolution and requirements to become a police officer

Sir Robert Peel established the first Metropolitan Police Department in London in 1829, and since then, there has been an astronomical growth in the number of agencies and officers worldwide. Law enforcement agencies continue to evolve, and with them, so do the requirements for how to become a police officer. In America, law enforcement started …

Michelle Ashley, security guard and Zone 5 graduate at work.

Excelsior College’s corporate, association, and government partnerships give people the opportunity to complete their degrees through high-quality programs, affordable and discounted tuition and fees, flexible course schedules, and generous credit-transfer policies. The College’s partnership with Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy in Schenectady, New York, ended up being the perfect opportunity for Michelle Ashley to …

Carl Bradshaw

 I’m a retired Army officer and I have been working in the military or with veterans continuously for 37 years. I retired from active duty as a U.S. Army military intelligence officer in 2005. I served with the 101st Airborne Division in the Sinai, the 1st Armored Division during operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the 3rd …

typewriter with "why true crime is all the rage"

Over the last few years, true crime has evolved from a low-brow, late-night indulgence to a global phenomenon and conversation about our criminal justice system and criminality in general. True crime can be about the mystery, psychology, history, and sociology of crimes. Audiences are eager to explore the extremes of human behavior, especially the psychological …

Man holding head in hands

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, criminology is the scientific study of the nonlegal aspects of crime and delinquency, including its causes, correction, and prevention, from the viewpoints of such diverse disciplines as anthropology, biology, psychology and psychiatry, economics, sociology, and statistics. MCJ 600 Criminology explores how knowledge about criminality and antisocial behavior has developed over …

Violence against women is not a new epidemic. It was set in motion with our forefathers when women were considered legally irrelevant in the eyes of the law: the property of their husband, not allowed to vote, denied access to higher education, etc. Those in power wanted to keep their power. Since then, women’s groups …

fingerprints

The world of law enforcement is very different than it was 20 or even 10 years ago. New digital technologies are transforming the world of policing, allowing agencies to prevent crimes more effectively and solve crimes faster. Now, the unimaginable is reality; from drones in the sky to computers in our glasses, technological advancements are …

Gavel on judges bench in courtroom

A hot topic in criminal justice right is a retrial. Between the now infamous Adnan Syed of the podcast “Serial” or Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, the news is filled with retrial. It would seem from recent news coverage that retrials happen all the time; however, the reality is that most cases do not make …

Faculty Focus- Keith Sloan, National Security

College courses can thrive with faculty proficient in an eclectic mix of environments. In the case of Keith Sloan, an adjunct instructor who teaches in the Bachelor of Science in National Security program, students have the benefit of learning from a military professional expertly versed in his material—and with experience above and below sea level. …

submarine emerging from the water in front of a city

“The Secretary shall initiate a new Nuclear Posture Review to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies.” President Donald Trump, January 2017 One of President Donald Trump’s first national security orders directed the Department of Defense (DoD) to …