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.

There are many options for careers with an MPA.  If you have a passion for public service and the betterment of your community, then the MPA is worth consideration as a degree option. An Excelsior College Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is an excellent vehicle to break into a new employment field or to …

Research shows that while on the job, law enforcement officers are physiologically experiencing a “bipolar effect.”  While on shift, their bodies are in “fight or flight mode” akin to being in a manic state. However, when they come off shift they come “down,” akin to the depression state of bipolarism. The expected result of this …

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Note: The following is an abridged article based on an Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences presentation Pre-trial detention is both costly and often is disproportionately leveraged against minorities and those with lower socio-economical means. Courts nationwide are looking to algorithms to determine whether a defendant should be detained pending trial. The goal of using algorithms is …

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A question that is asked of virtually every police candidate at their job interview is, “Why do you want to be a law enforcement (police) officer?” The answers are somewhat similar; generally something to the effect of, “Because I want to help people,” or “I want to make society a safer and better place”, etc. …

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Gangs seems to be a prevalent theme in our country, from television shows to music to the clothing industry. CJ 315: Gangs in America explores this issue, covering topics including why gangs form, why people join gangs, and society’s response to the problem. Students also discuss the various types of gangs (street gangs, prison gangs, …

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not represent the views or opinions of my employer. It is a long way from President John F. Kennedy’s exhortation for young people to consider working in government to President Ronald Reagan saying the nine most dangerous words are, “I’m from the government and I’m here …

“I would definitely recommend this course to others. Military personnel and civilians can learn a lot about leadership from this course…” This is one student’s comment after taking the eight-week course MIL 301 Great Military Leaders. In this course, students examine the qualities of military leaders throughout history and analyze specific traits that contributed to …

Lovepreet Cheema walked across the stage at Commencement as a cybersecurity master and immediately continued down the steps into her pursuit of becoming a criminal justice master-in-training. Cheema’s determination for earning not one, but two master’s degrees from Excelsior College stems from her thirst for knowledge. An assistant registrar for SUNY Ulster, Cheema used the …