Elms College Holding Criminal Justice Launch Party Tonight, May 3

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The Criminal Justice Launch Party is a celebration of the newest major to be added to Elms College.

Who: Keynote speaker Chicopee District Court Presiding Justice Mary E. Hurley; special guest retired Associate Justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts John Greaney; Elms College President Mary Reap, IHM, Ph.D.; staff and faculty of Elms College Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies; representatives from all three branches of government, including active and retired judiciary professionals, legislators, Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, criminal defense attorneys, district attorney, assistant district attorneys, Massachusetts State Police, local police forces, U.S. Marshals, FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol.

What: Criminal Justice Launch Party: a celebration of the newest major to be added to Elms College.

When: 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, May 3

Where: Berchmans Hall Rotunda, Elms College, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, Mass., 01013

The criminal justice major at Elms College, which was offered beginning with the Spring 2012 semester, provides students with an interdisciplinary curriculum through courses in legal studies, sociology, psychology, and communications. The criminal justice program emphasizes integrity, interpersonal skills, and effective communication to prepare students for this fast-growing field.

As a Catholic college, Elms College is deeply committed to social justice. The criminal justice program examines the origins of deviance, criminal law, investigation, and corrections as well as victim advocacy and rehabilitation.

Elms College is a co-educational, Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that gives students multiple perspectives on life. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled, and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.

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