Jason W. Ostrowe’s Profile

Faculty
Active 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Jason W. Ostrowe
Office Location
Main N656
About Me
I am a fifth-year full-time faculty member with a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center in criminal justice. I earned a master of public administration from John Jay College, and an undergraduate degree in public justice and psychology from SUNY at Oswego. Prior to coming to BMCC, my professional experience involved approximately 16 years of police service as a patrol officer, police academy instructor, and policy analyst in the NYPD. Along with my current role as Assistant Professor, I maintain certifications from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services as a Master Instructor, Instructor Evaluator, Police General Topics Instructor, and NYS Security Instructor with past teaching experience involving graduate-level instruction at John Jay College, as a former police trainer in the NYPD, and as a leadership and development specialist for a private security firm in the New York area. In addition to my education and criminal justice experience, I am a certified 9/11 WTC rescue and recovery worker.
Academic Interests
Department
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Academic Program
Criminal Justice, A.A.

Courses

CRJ 200 | Constitutional Law | Course Hub

CRJ 200 | Constitutional Law | Course Hub

This course provides a historical overview of the relationship of the states to the Bill of Rights, and how the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the powers of the federal government. The effect of the due process clause of the fourteenth Amendment on the application of the Bill of Rights to the states is examined through a study of the leading Supreme Court decisions related to criminal justice. Topics include characteristics and powers of the three branches of government, the principles governing the operation of the Bill of Rights, and the variables affecting the formulation of judicial policy. This course hub contains Open Educational Resources and /Zero Text Cost resources for faculty teaching U.S. Constitutional Law (CRJ200). These resources are freely available for use.

CRJ 201 | Policing | Course Hub

CRJ 201 | Policing | Course Hub

An OER course hub for criminal justice 201-policing. This course is intended to broaden the student’s understanding of the origins and development of law enforcement agencies in the United States. Moreover, the course will examine the complex role of the police in a democratic society in the criminal justice system. An emphasis will be placed on recruitment, the training process and the importance of diversity, particularly among larger police departments in the U.S. The course will also examine contemporary legal issues and modern strategies such as community, evidence-based, intelligence-led and predictive policing.

Communities

Open Pedagogy/Word Press Seminar | Summer 2020

Open Pedagogy/Word Press Seminar | Summer 2020

A virtual seminar for faculty who applied and were accepted to participate in June 2020.

BMCC Criminal Justice Program

BMCC Criminal Justice Program

In the Criminal Justice Program (CRJ) at the Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), you will find yourself in an academically stimulating environment, surrounded by highly-committed and trained faculty. The Criminal Justice Program provides a multidisciplinary study of the structure, administration, and dynamics of the criminal justice system. Faculty strive to broaden and deepen your understanding of the complex social, economic, and political issues facing our society. Your courses examine theories of offending and victimization, provide a solid foundation in criminal justice studies, and promote critical thinking on the competing ideologies of and social responses to crime.

Projects

Teach On!

Teach On!

A space for faculty to share ideas about how to support student learning during the transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020. Please request to join if you are faculty at BMCC. Click on “Visit Project Site” in the upper right to access BMCC’s Course Continuity Resources website.