Romeoville, IL (PRWEB) July 22, 2010
Lewis University is no stranger to the American Correctional Association (ACA) convention, being held this year in Chicago July 30th-August 4th. Dr. Calvin Edwards, chair of the Department of Justice, Law and Public Safety at Lewis University, an active member and 25+ year leader in the field spoke at a workshop during the 2009 summer conference.
He stated that in order to increase transparency and obtain bright young minds in correctional careers, the focus should be on college students. “It’s important to replenish the workforce with the best possible people we can recruit,” Edwards said. “One way to do that is to go to universities and give them a better understanding of this system, of the historical process of crime and punishment and how it has evolved.” Another way to achieve that is to offer the programs at universities that will arm students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the industry.
Lewis University offers a Master of Science in Public Safety Administration. This program is designed to equip students with the skills to effectively and efficiently manage complex challenges in the rapidly expanding sector of public safety. It is backed by Lewis University’s longstanding reputation for leadership in the field of criminal/social justice and proven through numerous alumni serving as superintendents and chiefs of police around the nation.
What’s more, the MS in Public Safety Administration is available fully online – so you don’t have to put your professional and private life on hold for a chance to advance in your career. While you’ll learn whenever and wherever you want, you’ll have the support of the faculty and support staff every step of the way.
Representatives will be present at the ACA convention to discuss the program in further detail at booth 1124. You can also visit http://www.lewisuniversityonline.com/ms-public-safety-administration.asp for more information or call 866-967-7046.
About Lewis University
Lewis University is a dynamic, comprehensive, Catholic university where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional life give the university its educational identity and mission focus. Lewis is a regionally accredited, non-profit university that offers highly respected online master's degrees in addition to its traditional, campus-based programs. Lewis has been named one of the "Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report for five consecutive years and has received recognition from The Princeton Review. The online format is designed to help students pursue advanced professional goals in the most convenient and efficient way possible and without interrupting their current careers.
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