In 1983, an 11-year-old North Carolina girl was raped and suffocated, her body later found in a soybean field. Two mentally disabled half-brothers, Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, quickly became targets of the investigation. After hours of interrogation, McCollum and Brown each confessed. They were convicted and sentenced to die. Sounds like well-served justice. Public
I’m a fairly new attorney. It’s actually a second career for me. I used to be a journalist. I was reporting a story about immigration detention facilities in Louisiana and the experience of sitting in a courtroom was so jarring for me that that convinced me that it wasn’t enough to be a neutral observer.
Criminal justice is a field where something is always going on and we bring those contemporary issues right into the classroom. We have units in fingerprinting and study of DNA and evidence collection and blood splatter. We have internship opportunities with the ATF, the FBI, University Police right here on our campus, and sometimes even
At Wilmington College, faculty members do not view our students as temporary members of our community who are just here to get a degree and move on with their lives. Instead, we work with our students to gather a unique set of tools that will help prepare them to become valued members of their communities
The education I’m getting at UB will help me expand on my experiences and also bring cutting-edge techniques to the work I do in the community. My name’s Bruce James. I’m a first-year grad student at UB in my second semester. I’m currently a criminal justice law enforcement officer and I’ve been in that position