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Twelve Myths of Corrections: How the Public Views Prisons and Jails
Start Date: 4/11/2019Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 4/11/2019End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:
On Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5 – 6 p.m. in Compton Hall, Room 107A, Gary Cornelius, an EU alum (’74) will present the “Twelve myths of Corrections: How the public views prisons and jails.” Cornelius will discuss each myth and explain what is really happening in our nation’s correctional systems. The audience will get a clearer and balanced perspective of what goes on behind the walls of our correctional institutions. He will also offer advice to future professionals in corrections. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Studies. For more information, please contact Professor Kevin Courtright at 732-2408 or kcourtright@edinboro.edu. Professors wishing to offer extra credit for this event should contact Professor Courtright for sign-in sheet preparation.

CORNELIUS BIO:
Lt. Gary F. Cornelius retired in 2005 from the Fairfax County (VA) Office of the Sheriff, after serving over 27 years in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. His prior service in law enforcement included service in the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division. His jail career included assignments in confinement, work release, programs and classification.

He has been an adjunct faculty member of the Criminology, Law and Society Department at George Mason University since 1986, where he has taught four corrections courses: punishment and corrections, community corrections, jails and preparation for internship. He also teaches corrections in service sessions throughout Virginia, and has performed training and consulting for the American Correctional Association, the American Jail Association and the National Institute of Justice. He has also presented webinars and Skype presentations on correctional issues. His latest book, The Correctional Officer: A Practical Guide: Third Edition was published in April 2017 by Carolina Academic Press. He has authored several other books in corrections, including The Art of the Con: Avoiding Offender Manipulation, Second Edition, (2009) from the American Correctional Association, and The American Jail: Cornerstone of Modern Corrections, (2008) from Pearson Prentice Hall. Gary has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award in Social Science from his alma mater, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an Instructor Appreciation Award from George Mason University. In January 2011, Gary started a blog “Tales from the Local Jail” on The Corrections Connection (www.corrections.com) followed in January 2012 by his second blog, “Talks About Training” on Corrections One (www.correctionsone.com). Gary has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel (IACTP) representing local adult corrections. He has corrections projects in development, including, a new second edition of The Twenty Minute Trainer, from the Civic Research Institute, and a new third edition of Stressed Out: Strategies For Living and Working in Corrections from Carolina Academic Press. Gary has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Tier Talk, discussing corrections security, training and staff issues. He resides in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Location Information:
Edinboro University - Compton Hall  (View Map)
210 East Normal Street
Edinboro, PA 16444
Room: 107A
Contact Information:
Name: Dr. Kevin Courtright
Email: kcourtright@edinboro.edu
Gary Cornelius
Event Open To:
  • Public
  • Sponsored By:
    Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Studies
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