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Submitted by on April 29, 2014 – 3:40 pm
Paul Cavan, coordinator of NECC’s Criminal Justice Program

Paul Cavan, coordinator of NECC’s Criminal Justice Program

Paul Cavan, coordinator of Northern Essex Community College’s Criminal Justice Program, will give a presentation titled “The Real CSI” at the Reuben Hoar Library, 41 Shattuck Str., Littleton, MA on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public, this presentation will be of interest to those considering a career in criminal justice as well as fans of television shows such as “CSI.”

“Many of these shows portray assessing crime scenes as relatively simple when in reality it is not,” says Cavan.

Cavan’s presentation will explore the “do’s and don’ts” of evidence collecting and processing. He will also review famous American murders, such as those of Nicole Simpson and Marilyn Sheppard, to find out what happens when evidence is not processed properly.

Cavan has 26 years of experience with the Farmington Hills (Michigan) Police Department, having served as patrol officer, in the investigative and crime prevention units, and as a Detroit evidence technician for the Michigan State Police Narcotics Unit. He has both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Michigan State University.

NECC offers a Criminal Justice Associate of Science degree as well as a certificate program in Law Enforcement.

This presentation is made possible through the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau. For more information on the speakers’ bureau, visit the college’s website or contact Ernie Greenslade, director of public relations, at 978-556-3862 or

For more information on this presentation, contact Kip Roberson at the library, or 978-450-2601.