Rebovich to Head UC's Center for Identity Management and Information Protection

Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:25pm EST

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Former Research Director for National White Collar Crime Center, Author,
Professor Takes Helm

UTICA, N.Y., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donald Rebovich, Ph.D.,
associate professor and director of economic crime undergraduate programs, has
been named acting executive director of the Center for Identity Management and
Information Protection of Utica College (CIMIP). 
(Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080228/DC15336 )

CIMIP of Utica College is a research collaborative dedicated to furthering a
national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data
protection, founded in June 2006.  

Prior to joining UC in 2001, Rebovich, a native of Perth Amboy, NJ, served as
research director for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), as well
as the American Prosecutors Research Institute.  He has authored a number of
books, including "Dangerous Ground: The World of Hazardous Waste Crime."  He
is also the assistant editor of the Journal of Economic Crime Management.  His
background includes research in economic crime victimization, white-collar
crime prosecution, and multi-jurisdictional task force development. He has
served as advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice on tribal technology and
information sharing, and on environmental crime control. 

"Don possesses a wealth of knowledge on identity theft; he is very highly
regarded at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)," said Mike Kangior,
senior policy analyst with the agency. "In addition to his research on crimes,
perpetrators and victims, he is also an expert on the prevention of identity
theft. This expertise is key to an agency like ours, with a mission to control
and combat crime," Kangior said. "We are looking forward to a great and
longstanding relationship with CIMIP," he said. 

Rebovich earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the College of New
Jersey and master's and doctorate degrees in criminal justice from Rutgers
University.  He resides in New Hartford, N.Y.

One of the principle researchers for CIMIP, Rebovich has presented at a number
of national conferences on identity management and information protection. 
Most recently, Rebovich co-authored a book on the effects of new technology on
criminality, crime prevention, and the criminal justice system, "The New
Technology of Crime, Law and Social Control." 
 
About Utica College - Founded in 1946, Utica College is a comprehensive
private institution that grants the Syracuse University baccalaureate degree
and the Utica College master's and doctoral degrees.  The College, located in
central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of
Syracuse, currently enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate
students in 32 undergraduate majors, 26 minors, 13 master's and two doctoral
degree programs.

Contact:  Christine Leogrande, Coordinator of Media Relations, (315) 223-2519 
cleogrande@utica.edu



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