Division of Criminal Justice and Legal
Assistant Professor Linda Chin was appointed by the
Honorable Nelson S. Roman, Justice of the Supreme Court of Bronx
County, to serve as a Court Evaluator and participated at a Court
Proceeding on June 12, 2007.
Professor Chin also presented a paper on “Issues Governing
Employment Law” at the Asian American Research Institute on June
On June 6, 2007, as part of the College of Professional Studies’
annual Criminal Justice Leadership Series, the division hosted a
highly successful symposium entitled ,“Identifying and Defusing Violent Potential:
Emotional and Psychiatric Factors.” Associate
Professor Antoinette Collarini-Schlossberg, Ph.D., moderator of the
event, and Associate Professor Harvey Schlossberg, Ph.D.,
coordinated the event with Franciscan Brother Shamus McGrenra,
T.O.R., of the University’s Office of Graduate Admissions.
More than 160 individuals from law enforcement
agencies--including the New York City Police Department and police
agencies from neighboring states/counties, the FBI, and the US
State Department—as well as representatives from corporate security
participated. James O’Keefe, Ph.D., Associate Dean in the
College of Professional Studies and Associate Professor of Criminal
Justice, provided welcoming remarks.
Outstanding presentations were made by CPS faculty members
Susan Lushing, J.D., David Lehr, J.D., Mary Noe, J.D., Harvey
Schlossberg, Ph.D. and Antoinette Collarini-Schlossberg Ph.D.
Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Chair of the Psychology Department of
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts And Sciences and an expert in
anger management, also presented.
Other guest speakers included Lieutenant Jack Cambria,
Commanding Officer of the NYPD’s Hostage Negotiating Team and
Dennis McCormick, Director of the NYC Department of Correction
At the conclusion of the program, a survey of the audience
revealed that 95 percent of those attending had high praise for the
topics and presenters. The survey also indicated a strong interest
in future programs, including a more extensive program or event
that might lay the groundwork for a Criminal Justice Institute at
St. John’s University.
As part of Alumni Weekend held on June 9, 2007, Dr. Harvey
Schlossberg presented a historical and current perspective on
bio-terrorism and its potential use against the United
States. Much interest was expressed and the presentation was