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New Hudson Valley Community College Course Focuses On Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 6, 2005

Hudson Valley Community College will offer a new course this spring that explores the role of the criminal justice system in identifying and investigating terrorist activities.

Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System, a new offering from the college\'s Criminal Justice Department, will be taught by Scott Brown, an adjunct faculty member and a 24-year veteran of the New York State Police, who currently oversees the State Police Mobile Response Team, a tactical unit responsible for responding to potential terrorist threats across the state.

The course is open to anyone interested in or working within the criminal justice system and will be offered from 6 to 8:50 p.m. on Mondays, beginning January 24.

Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System is designed to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of terrorism; identification of terrorist activities; and investigative techniques used to uncover those activities. Classroom instruction will include scenario-based analysis using principles and applications from criminal investigation.

To register or for more information, call the college\'s Office of Continuing Education at 629-7338.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.