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BSC Criminal Justice Program Completes its Inaugural “Study Abroad” Program (w/photo)

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    Monday, May 03 2010
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu
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The Bluefield State College Criminal Justice Program recently completed its first Study Abroad Program, a ten-day study and tour of the Bermuda Department of Corrections system.  Pictured (left-to-right) are BSC Criminal Justice Program chair Mike Lilly, Criminal Justice faculty member Shelia Hallman-Warner, and BSC students Raeann Osborne, Linette Johnson, and Dorcena Ross.

(Bluefield)—The Bluefield State Criminal Justice Program recently completed its first Study Abroad program.  BSC Criminal Justice students Raeann Osborne, Linette Johnson, and Dorcena Ross, along with Assistant Professor Shelia Hallman-Warner and Program Chair Mike Lilly, were guests of the Bermuda Department of Corrections during a ten-day study of the Bermuda correctional system.

In addition, they spent a day with Court Services, attended Drug Court, Family Court, and met with Probation and Parole Officers.  The group also met with the Bermuda Police Department to learn about the organization and operation of the department.

“The foundation of our system of justice in America is predicated on that of the British Territories,” Professor Hallman-Warner noted.  “This seemed to be a practical choice in terms of a comparative study.   It provided a learning experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom, as well the opportunity to explore and experience another culture, and gain memories for a lifetime.”