Professor Bassi has been teaching criminal justice for more than 25 years.
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After completing his graduate studies in Police Science and Administration at Washington State University, he went on to teach in the Law Enforcement Department at Central Missouri State University where he also was an instructor at the Missouri Highway Patrol Academy. From there, Professor Bassi accepted a position in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and again taught at the State Law Enforcement Training Center. In New York he has held two academic positions, his current post and one with Niagara County Community College.
Professor Bassi has been active in a number of professional organizations. His national experiences include being a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Joint Commission on Criminology and Criminal Justice Education and Standards; the Criminal Justice Accreditation Council of ACJS; and the Chairperson of its Accreditation and Standards Committee.
Professor Bassi has served as a resident co-director in three international education programs for American students. During the late 1970's his international interests focused on Denmark, being located in the capital of Copenhagen. Since then he has served in similar posts at Brunel University in England, and the Centro Bilingue in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He also received a grant from the Canadian government to develop a course covering its criminal justice system. During the spring semester of 1997 he spent his sabbatical leave studying criminal justice in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Teaching and Research Interests
Professor Bassi's teaching interests include courses dealing with various aspects of policing within the United States. In addition, he teaches the comparative course International Criminal Justice.
Complementing these long standing interests is his new devotion to computer applications in criminal justice research.