SJC to Host Criminology Talk

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – March 26, 2010 – The Criminal Justice Club at St. Joseph’s College will present the lecture, The Innocence Project on Wednesday, April 14 at 12:40 p.m. in the Music Room on the Long Island Campus in Patchogue, NY.

The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization that advocates for the wrongfully accused and convicted through DNA testing and by reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Alan Newton, a death penalty exoneree, and Edwin Grimsley, a case coordinator, will discuss wrongful conviction cases and what The Innocence Project is doing to prevent them. To date, the organization is responsible for the freedom of more than 250 wrongly convicted individuals.

The Criminal Justice Club’s mission is to build friendships and network, as well as educate students and other professors on important topics relating to the justice system. The Club brings guest speakers to the College, and supports educational and career opportunities related to the criminal justice field.

This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. For more information, please visit www.sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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