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MONDAY: Administration of Justice open house explores careers 4:00-7:00 p.m.

2/16/2011 —


4:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, February 21, Conference Center

AJS Career Opportunities: Federal, state and local law enforcement and correction agencies,
court-related services, probation and parole services, and private-sector security

Registration: 724-334-LION or 888-968-PAWS

Prospective students can explore opportunities in the field of criminal justice from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, during Penn State New Kensington's open house in the campus Conference Center in Upper Burrell, Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by the campus' Administration of Justice program, the open house is geared to high school seniors and juniors, college transfers, and adult learners, as well as parents and spouses. Participants can explore the potential of the degree with guest speakers discussing the flexibility of the Administration of Justice bachelor's degree, the technological aspects of the Security and Risk Analysis minor, and hands-on internships in local communities.

The keynote speaker is Edward Strimlan chief forensic investigator for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. Strimlan's talk, "How right do they get it on TV?: The CSI Reality," will focus on what really goes on when a crime scene investigator processes a crime scene. A 21-year employee of the medical examiner's office, Strimlan also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the New Kensington campus and at Point Park University.

"The open house offers prospective students a valuable tool for making an intelligent career choice," said Kristine Artello, assistant professor of administration of justice and program coordinator.  "The students have the opportunity to speak with program faculty and current students, and learn about the criminal investigative skills that will be needed in the future."

The Administration of Justice program at Penn State New Kensington focuses on the interrelated components of the criminal justice system: public and private sector enforcement and investigation, legal systems, correctional treatment, and community services. Through a combination of formal classroom instruction, practical training in laboratory courses, individual study, and field experience, students in the program will be well prepared to pursue an array of career opportunities in federal, state and local law enforcement and correction agencies, court-related services, probation and parole services, and private-sector security.

Artello, who advises students in the program, joined the New Kensington faculty last year and teaches courses on criminal justice and law. The inaugural class began in the fall 2010.

To register for the open house, call 724-334-LION or 888-968-PAWS.

For more information on the program, contact Artello at kma21@psu.edu via e-mail or visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Academics/Degrees/43065.htm online.


4:00 p.m. Registration

4:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Dr. Edward Strimlan Chief Forensic Investigator, Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office
"How right do they get it on TV?: The CSI Reality"

5:10 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (5:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 6:00 p.m.)
Students will rotate through each of the following:

"Administration of Justice: What can I do with it?" - Dr. Kristine Artello (AJS Faculty)
Students will explore the potential of the AJS degree at Penn State New Kensington. In this seminar,
students will learn how the degree can be used to find employment and its flexibility within the work

"Cyberbots: The New Form of Terrorism" - Dr. Wayne Smouse (IST Faculty)
As new technologies develop, criminals and criminal enterprises use them to attack. The internet is no
different as seen by the recent attacks by Wiki-leak's supporters against Palin’s website and others. In
this session, the new reality of terrorism will be discussed and how the AOJ degree with minor in Security and Risk Analysis can combat this new criminal enterprise.

"What is Happenning in my Neighborhood? Community Corrections"-
Judge Samuel Goldstrohm (AJS Faculty)
As budgets continue to shrink, communities cannot afford to incarcerate offenders. Communities need to find alternatives to help individuals stop criminal activities and to become productive members of society. Community corrections provide one of the alternatives and also offer opportunities for employment. The AJS program requires an internship and these programs offer excellent opportunities.

 6:20 p.m. Reception

 6:40 p.m. Campus Tours

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