Professor Delores Jones-Brown in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration and Faculty Research Fellow of John Jay’s Center on Race, Crime and Justice (CRCJ) – as well as its founding director – presented at Yeshiva University for Constitution Day, September 17, on the controversial police practice of stop-and-frisk and the ruling by federal judge, Shira Scheindlin.
An article on her presentation at Yeshiva can be read here. As quoted in the article, Jones-Brown said “We all want to be safe and feel safe, but in the land of the free and the home of the brave, we also want to have a great deal of liberty, because the founding fathers said that’s what we are entitled to as our inalienable right. What has happened in New York, arguably based on certain good intentions, has jeopardized that for some.” Jones-Brown also spoke at Johns Hopkins University's masters in Government Program on September 25 and at Goucher College on September 26 on "Policing, Race and Public Safety: the implications of stop-and-frisk."
In addition, Jones-Brown was a panelist on “Current Constitutional Issues: Stop and Frisk, the Fourth Amendment and Policing in New York City” for the 8th Annual CUNY Black Male Initiative Conference: Race, Law and Justice. She also moderated the panel “Anatomy of a Drug War: Criminal Justice and Collateral Damages” for the Challenging Punishment Conference, which was sponsored by the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. This year’s theme was Race, The People's Health and the War on Drugs. The conference was held at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
For cutting-edge research, provocative videos and thought-provoking articles and reports on stop, question, and frisk practices, visit new Web site www.stopandfriskinfo.org that was launched CRCJ. The site was developed and is being overseen by Professor Jones-Brown and Brett Stoudt of the Department of Psychology.