Northeast Instructor Presents at National Conference

by derek  4/8/2009 12:28:38 PM --  (NORFOLK, Neb.) – Matthew McCarthy, director/ instructor of the criminal justice program at Northeast Community College since 2002, was a presenter recently at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual nationwide conference.

The conference, attended by over 1,500 criminal justice educators from across the country and around the world, was held in Boston.

McCarthy’s presentation, “Cooperative Criminal Justice Education in Nebraska Community Colleges” described the cooperative efforts of community college criminal justice departments across the state of Nebraska. His presentation detailed the cooperative efforts to create the associate of applied science degree in Nebraska Law Enforcement, the Career Opportunities Professions Seminar (COPS), and efforts to award college credit to Nebraska law enforcement officers for basic training and provide continuing education to Nebraska criminal justice professionals.

He presented on behalf of the Northeast Community College Department of Criminal Justice and the Nebraska Community College Criminal Justice Educator’s Association. “It was an exhilarating experience to present to criminal justice instructors from all over the country,” he said. “I was very proud and honored to explain how successful the criminal justice program is at not only Northeast Community College but at the community college level overall here in Nebraska.”

“I had many positive comments about what we are doing here in Nebraska,” he said. “I look forward to presenting at future conferences, and ideally, would like to take students to it in their sophomore year to present in the student portion of the program.”

McCarthy also teaches criminal justice at Wayne State College.

For more information about his presentation or the Northeast criminal justice program, contact him at (402)844-7345.

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