Scott Ochs

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    Professor, Criminal Justice

    B.A., SUNY Cortland
    M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice

     

    Awards and Honors

    SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service, 2017
    SUNY Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005
    National Drug Court Institute, U.S. Justice Department Planning and Training Initiative, 2004
    Numerous Civic and Community Certificates of Appreciation for Community Involvement

Scott teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, and Criminal Investigation, and also oversees the Program Internship.

Background and Projects

Scott has an extensive background in the criminal justice system including experience as an investigator with the NYC Department of Transportation Inspector’s General’s Office where several letters of commendation were awarded, as well as work as a Rockland County juvenile probation officer and program consultant with New York State Probation. Scott began at Tompkins Cortland in 1993 and currently chairs the Criminal Justice Program. He routinely is contacted and interviewed by the media concerning crime and criminals and assisted a local agency with a comprehensive jail study. Scott was recently selected by a New York City film producer for participation in a documentary film about ex-offenders and hurdles they face reintegrating into society. The film also focused upon challenges in education. Other film participants included the President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a Columbia University researcher and field professionals from prominent New York City agencies. Scott is also active in the Criminal Justice Educator’s Association of New York State and is a recent  recipient of the organization’s prestigious annual Lewis Award for dedication and service to the organization and criminal justice education.