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1 Public Justice Department

2 What is Public Justice? Multidisciplinary liberal arts program with special emphasis in the social and behavioral sciences Emphasis on theory and practice in civil and criminal justice systems and related social and human services Deals with public service and public institutions whose mission is to maintain order within society

3 Careers in Public Justice Juvenile Delinquency Rehabilitation Private Security Probation & Parole And many more… Attorney Law Enforcement Human Services Corrections Judicial Administration Public Safety

4 Faculty Members Professor Diane Brand Professor Daniel Cantone Professor Kevin Caraccioli Professor Marc Greco Professor Thomas Ingram Professor Kirk Coates Professor Christopher Kopacki Professor Karel Kurst-Swanger Professor Omara Rivera-Vazquez Professor Jaclyn Schildkraut

5 Contact List Public Justice Department: 446 Mahar Hall Department Secretary: Michele Fischetti Peer Advisors, 319 Mahar Hall Website:

6 Why Study Public Justice at Oswego? You’ll work with great professors Many of us are former practitioners or currently active in Public Justice and we use many hands- on, interactive teaching methods. You’ll get experience The Public Justice Practicum course gives students a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in an occupation of interest, to make professional contacts, and to prepare for their future careers.

7 Why Study Public Justice at Oswego? You’ll be ready for your next step With great advising and internship opportunities, you’ll follow in the footsteps of our accomplished alumni. Or, you’ll be ready to blaze a new trail. One more reason Careers in Public Justice open a range of employment possibilities for graduates of our program.

8 Student Life at Oswego Student Clubs and Organizations - more than 120 registered clubs and organizations to choose from - academic - media and publications - club sports - religious - cultural - special interest - Greek life - the arts - community service groups

9 Law Enforcement

10 Law Enforcement Information Salary statistics for New York State: Starting salary: $38,500 Average salary: $55,500 Salary with experience: $64,000 Duties of a Police Officer:  Protect life and property  Handle complaints –noise complaints, disorderly conduct, domestic disputes, etc.  Regulate traffic (land, water, and sky)  Enforce local laws * duties vary by the size, financial status, and jurisdiction of each law enforcement agency.

11 Legal Attorney

12 Legal Attorney Information Federal, State and County Prosecutor U.S. Attorney General / Assist State Attorney General / Assist County District Attorney / Assist Private Practice Civil Law Criminal Law Government Appointed Attorney Public Defenders Offices Government Funded Assigned Counsel Contracted Firms Salary Statistics for National Average: Starting salary: $73,500 Average salary: $124,750 Salary with experience: $163,320

13 Parole Officer

14 Parole Officer Information Duties Supervise offenders who have been released from prison on parole to make sure they comply with the rules and regulations of their parole. Help in prisoners’ adjustment to life in community and minimize future criminal acts. Meet with offender, family and lawyers. Also help in providing counseling and rehabilitation Work for local, state and federal government correctional facilities Spend time in court rooms, prisons and offices. Also spend time traveling, visiting clients and their families within the community and meet employers or social service representatives. Salary Starting: $35,500 Average: $49,520 Experience: $60,430

15 Social Worker

16 Social Worker Information Salary Elementary and secondary schools$56,750 Local government $48,440 State government $42,470 Individual and family services$36,580 About Social Work Profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers often see clients who are faced with: Life-threatening disease Social problems Inadequate housing Unemployment Serious illness Disability Substance abuse

17 Paralegal

18 Duties They perform many of the same tasks as lawyers, except those tasks considered to be the practice of law Paralegals are prohibited from setting legal fees, giving legal advice, accepting cases, or presenting a case in court Areas Of Study Litigation Employment Law Probate Bankruptcy Corporate Patent and Copyright Law Paralegal Information Salary Starting: $36,000 Average: $48,790 With experience: $59,310


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