Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

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Ochs, Scott

Professor, Criminal Justice/Sociology

Professor Scott Ochs, Criminal Justice

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

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

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

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 regional Vice President on its board. 

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