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Criminal Justice

Bachelor's Degree Online/Hybrid

Criminal Justice Faculty and Accreditation Online and Hybrid Bachelor's Degree

Program Faculty

Raymond J. Angell III, Esq Associate Professor and Dept. Chair

Professor Angell holds a JD and BS in Administration of Justice from the Roger Williams University School of Law, and a BA in Psychology from Rhode Island College. He served as a Police Officer and Detective in the City of Cranston police department for 25 years, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He’s served on the DEA task force, a multi-jurisdictional task force with the Coventry PD, as well as others where numerous drug arrests were made utilizing wiretaps and other electronic intercepts.

Committed to the understanding that educating future generations is an important part of our success as a society, he has worked as an educator for over 10 years.   As such, he is the founding chair of the Criminal Justice program at New England Tech, a unique program that is helping to shape the future of so many professionals and our community.

He continues to practice law, is a member of the RI Bar, and holds the State of Rhode Island License to Practice Law, U.S. Supreme Court License to Practice, and U.S. Federal District Court District of Rhode Island – License to Practice Law


Melody Cassel, Esq. Assistant Professor

Professor Cassel has a Bachelor of Science degree from Roger Williams University and a JD from New England School of Law in Boston.

She has extensive experience in both law and law-enforcement. For 13 years, she has had her own law practice, providing a full range of legal services, representing clients in R.I. Superior, District, Family and Administrative Adjudication Courts, as well as State and Municipal Administrative hearings, grievance, and arbitration proceedings. She is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the United States Supreme Court Bar, and the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. 

Within the City of Cranston Police Department, she held the positions of Inspector, Detective and patrol officer.

Professor Cassel co-created and developed both the Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree curricula.  Within the program, she administers and instructs others in the use of the Tri-Tech/IMC law enforcement reporting system. Prior to teaching at NEIT, she taught in the Criminal Justice program at Gibbs College in Cranston, RI.

Robin Winslow. Assistant Professor

Professor Winslow holds Master's degrees in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University and in Adult Education from the University of Rhode Island. She is a graduate of the National FBI Academy (2009).  

Professor Winslow has been a full-time faculty member since 2011.  She came to NEIT after having served as a police officer with the Coventry RI Police Dept. for over twenty years, retiring with the rank of lieutenant.  She has ten years of prior teaching experience as a criminal justice adjunct professor and academic advisor at Roger Williams University and continues to be active in professional development training of law enforcement professionals as well as serving on community boards that work closely with those in the CJ field. 

Professor Winslow is a Certified Crisis Responder Trainer, and has won numerous awards for her public service, including the Sweeney Award (Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust), Community Champion Award (NRI Community Services), Coventry Police Officer of the Year, and the Rep. Barbara C. Burlingame Attorney General Award for excellence in law enforcement.  

Adjunct Faculty

New England Tech adjunct faculty are selected from among the region's top specialists in their fields.  Criminal Justice program faculty include experienced industry professionals from many local and national institutions, including:

  • Coventry Police
  • Cranston Police
  • East Greenwich Police
  • Providence Police
  • RI Department of Corrections
  • RI Lottery-Investigation Div.
  • RI Probation and Parole
  • RI State Police
  • Warwick Police
  • West Greenwich Police
  • US Dept. of Treasury


NEIT is accredited by the  New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).  Accreditation by NECHE is recognized by the federal government and entitles NEIT to participate in federal financial aid programs. Some academic departments have specialized professional accreditations in addition to accreditation by NECHE. For more information on accreditation, see NEIT’s catalog.

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