Message from Criminal Justice Institute Director
Welcome to Marist College and our Criminal Justice Pre-College Summer Program. Here you will learn in the classroom and in the field all about the diverse and complex system of Criminal Justice in America. I am an avid criminologist and have been teaching for over 15 years. I will be co-teaching with Dr. Frank Merenda, a retired New York City Police Department Captain. You will have two outstanding full-time faculty members who are experienced educators and practitioners leading this program in the classroom. There are wonderful field trips planned that will grant insight into the rich field of criminal justice. You will also have the opportunity to develop an individual project that will allow you to dig deeper and learn more about one area of criminal justice. Presentations at the end of the session will showcase your work and allow you to learn more from your peers.
This is your coursework, however, Pre-College is also about immersing yourself in the college experience and Marist is a wonderful place for this. A beautiful location on the Hudson River, plenty of athletic facilities, a world-class library, and state of the art technology resources will all enhance your experience. Come take advantage and get a head start on your college education.
Addrain Conyers, PhD
Department of Criminal Justice
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
845 575-3000 x 2074