Tag: Criminal Justice

Pam Katz, Excelsior College Instructor

Pam Katz is a lawyer by trade, has been in private practice, and has worked for a nonprofit organization. In 1997, she joined the faculty of the Sage Colleges and in 2008, she became a faculty member of Excelsior College. She saw the value of online learning and was hooked, she says. Now, she shares …

David Foster, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Faculty

You can often find David Foster on his 36-acre winery in Central Virginia, growing grapes, making wine, and operating the 1950s corncrib-style barn-turned-tasting room. But there’s another side to Foster; the former Army civilian enjoys passing on his knowledge of criminal justice to others. Thanks to his background and guidance, Excelsior College students leave his …

Christine Robinson-Cooley, 25 year career in criminal justice

Christine Robinson-Cooley remembers looking through her older brother’s criminal justice books when he was in college and liking the information. She says from that point, she was sure she would follow his path into the criminal justice field—which is exactly what she did. A Storied Career in Criminal Justice Robinson-Cooley, of Rensselaer, New York, is …

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

Zone 5 Officer Training May Transfer into College-Level Credits 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 …

active shooter event

“We don’t get to pick and choose when bad things happen. Doing something in a situation matters,” said police officer Zinab Kitonyi, after a workplace training class on how to respond to an active shooter event. Kitonyi, known as “Zee,” a student in the Associate in Science in Administrative and Management Studies, came to Excelsior …

typewriter with "why true crime is all the rage"

Evolution of True Crime Entertainment 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 …

Terry Leonard, Criminal Investigator

Robert “Terry” Leonard’s career in law enforcement has spanned more than two decades in various capacities, from a 911 dispatcher to a criminal investigator. The knowledge he gained from earning a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business and Management in 2015 has contributed to advancements in his work, and his passion for his career is …

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 …