Jason W. Ostrowe
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Office Hours: Fall 2020: Tues. (2:00-3:30), & Thurs. (2:00-3:30)
Phone: +1 (212) 776-6238
Jason W. Ostrowe, Ph.D. is a fifth-year full-time faculty member at BMCC. As an Assistant Professor teaching criminal justice and former police officer with 15 years of service, Dr. Ostrowe brings to BMCC both his extensive professional experience and academic training.
His research interests involve federal intervention and reform of police under 14141, criminal justice education, and police training.
As a 9/11 WTC first-responder, Dr. Ostrowe was recently appointed to serve a four-year term as a representative to the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee.
Federal Intervention, Police Reform, 14141, Oversight of Police, Criminal Justice Education, Police Training, 9/11 Rescue and Recovery
Ph.D – CUNY Graduate Center; Criminal Justice, Specialization: Policy, Oversight, and Administration
MPA – John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Specialization: Management and Operations
Graduate Certificate in Police Studies – John Jay College of Criminal Justice
B.A. – SUNY at Oswego; Public Justice and Psychology
- Criminal Justice is the field that studies formal social control. This course covers the processing of crime by agents of formal control (police, courts, and institutional corrections). The general focus is on understanding the complex interactions of structures and agents in the system. Of particular concern are discretion and diversity in law enforcement, due process in criminal courts, and the punishment-rehabilitation dichotomy in corrections. The ultimate goal is to provide a critical foundation that prepares students for the challenges of a career in criminal justice.
- This course is intended to broaden the studenta??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. Prerequisite: CRJ 101
- This course will study a significant topic, concept, theme or methodology of interest in the field of criminal justice, including an understanding of institutional theory and practice. Topics for the following semester will be chosen by the instructor and will be made available during registration. Each Section of the course will cover in depth a single special topic related to criminal justice, such as one of the following: Administration of justice (policing, corrections, and /or courts); Comparative Criminal Justice (policing, corrections, and/or courts); Class, Sexuality and/or Gender and the Law; Immigration and the Law; Criminal Justice Ethics; Civil rights and Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law; Jurisprudence; Probation and Parole; Practices of Counter Terrorism; Juvenile Justice. Prerequisite: CRJ 101, POL 100 and one 200-level social science course
Research and Projects
Federal Intervention and Oversight of Police Under 14141
Ostrowe, Jason W., “Municipal Police Under Federal Control: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Title 42 U.S.C. Section 14141 Negotiated Settlements” (2019). CUNY Academic Works.https://academicworks.cuny.edu/gc_etds/3268
Ostrowe, Jason. W., “Teaching 9/11 in the Age of Pandemic and Protest” (Forthcoming). ACJS Today, Sept. 2020.
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences
Criminal Justice Educators Associations of New York State
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Police Executive Research Forum
9/11 Rescue and Recovery Worker