Shirley Leyro, PhD’s Profile

Faculty
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Shirley Leyro, PhD
Department
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice

Courses

CRJ 204 – Criminal Justice and the Urban Environment. Prof. Leyro

CRJ 204 – Criminal Justice and the Urban Environment. Prof. Leyro

This course takes a critical approach to the study of crime and justice in urban settings. Course materials examine contemporary crime-related issues that affect urban communities within a historical and sociological context. The course highlights the intersections of deviant behavior and the criminal justice system within the structures of class, race, gender, and power inequalities. Topics explored may include racial profiling, juvenile delinquency, media representations of crime, policing, the war on drugs, and prisoner re-entry. At BMCC, students must have completed both the CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice course, as well as CRJ 102: Criminology as pre-requisites to enroll in CRJ 204.

CRJ 102 Criminology (Sp 21)

CRJ 102 Criminology (Sp 21)

This course takes a critical approach to the study of crime and justice in urban settings. Course materials examine contemporary crime-related issues that affect urban communities within a historical and sociological context. The course highlights the intersections of deviant behavior and the criminal justice system within the structures of class, race, gender, and power inequalities. Topics explored may include racial profiling, juvenile delinquency, media representations of crime, policing, the war on drugs, and prisoner re-entry. At BMCC, students must have completed both the CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice course, as well as CRJ 102: Criminology as pre-requisites to enroll in CRJ 204.

CRJ 204 Criminal Justice and the Urban Environment (Sp. 21)

CRJ 204 Criminal Justice and the Urban Environment (Sp. 21)

This course takes a critical approach to the study of crime and justice in urban settings. Course materials examine contemporary crime-related issues that affect urban communities within a historical and sociological context. The course highlights the intersections of deviant behavior and the criminal justice system within the structures of class, race, gender, and power inequalities. Topics explored may include racial profiling, juvenile delinquency, media representations of crime, policing, the war on drugs, and prisoner re-entry. At BMCC, students must have completed both the CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice course, as well as CRJ 102: Criminology as pre-requisites to enroll in CRJ 204.

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.

CRJ 202 | Corrections | Course Hub

CRJ 202 | Corrections | Course Hub

A course hub of materials for faculty teaching Corrections (CRJ 202); a required course in the CRJ A.A. degree at BMCC. Image by Clip Art Library Fist Transparent Background #1028770

Communities

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

Interactive Lessons of Critical Issues in Justice: OER Creation Project | BMCC Criminal Justice Prog

Interactive Lessons of Critical Issues in Justice: OER Creation Project | BMCC Criminal Justice Prog

The BMCC Criminal Justice Program has approximately 2,500 students majoring in the discipline. Criminal justice majors are required to complete the course, Criminal Justice and the Urban Community, CRJ 204, to earn the Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree. Historically, the CRJ Program offered on average seven (7) sections designated as OER/Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC). Approximately 27 sections of CRJ 204 are offered, annually (Spring-15, Summer-3, Fall-9). On average, 400 students enroll in these sections each semester and more than 800 students per academic year. CRJ 204 students apply the culmination of their learning, knowledge, and skills from their social science courses by critically analyzing complex, yet culturally relevant, social issues and conduct an original research study. To note, the interactive lessons inclusive of the proposed project are appropriate for implementation in other CRJ and social science courses.

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.

Race, Ethnicity, and Inclusion Working Group (Social Science)

Race, Ethnicity, and Inclusion Working Group (Social Science)

Race, Equity and Inclusion (REI) at BMCC is centered on the college’s work necessary to understanding and addressing systemic racism to create a more equitable system for individuals and families from historically marginalized groups. The Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice has created its own REI committee to actively work to dismantle systemic racism and structural inequality across the department. We seek to work with our colleagues to think critically about course content to promote more inclusive teaching and learning.