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.