For Immediate Release – April 26, 2019
Garden City, NY – Dr. Robert Costello, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Nassau Community College, is the editor of and contributor to New York’s Criminal Justice System, a college textbook just published by Carolina Academic Press.
According to Dr. Costello, each of the 13 chapters of New York’s Criminal Justice System covers a specific aspect of the system and is authored by an expert in that topic. When readers have finished with the book they should have a thorough understanding of the disparate parts of New York State’s criminal justice system and how the various parts function together as part of a collective and interdependent whole. “Because of New York’s national standing as a bellwether for law enforcement and criminal justice, and the state’s unique demographic and density makeup, an understanding of the criminal justice system of New York will help readers to better grasp the role of criminal justice nationwide,” said Dr. Costello.
All proceeds from New York’s Criminal Justice System will go to the NCC Foundation scholarship in honor of slain NYPD detectives and NCC alumni Brian Moore and Omar Edwards. The scholarship helps pay the tuition of Nassau Community College students studying criminal justice who aspire to a career in law enforcement.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 19,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 80 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.