Associate Provost and Dean of Research
Director of Research Operations
Assistant to the Dean of Research
Office for the Advancement of Research
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
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New York, NY 10019
The Center on Crime Prevention and Control, led by David Kennedy, has received $110,813 from the Nicholson Foundation for an ongoing project titled, "Analyzing Violent Crime & Illicit Drug Market Problems in Newark."
Jana Arsovska, Sociology, received a prestigious WEB Dubois Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice. Worth $99,868 over two years, the award will support her research project "Culture, Migration and Transnational Crime: Ethnic Albanian Organized Crime in New York City."
Maria Hartwig, Psychology, received $120,000 from the FBI/High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group for a research project entitled 'Eliciting information in intelligence interviews: The effect of priming disclosure concepts. Prof. Hartwig has conducted research on interview and interrogation techniques and veracity assessments using a broad sample of lay people, legal professionals and prison inmates.
Ric Curtis and Nancy Jacobs received $55,000 from the non-profit organization Community Connections for Youth for their continuing work on the South Bronx Community Connections Initiative (SBCC). The SBCC is a community-driven project evaluated by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice that seeks to discover what it takes to develop community capacity to serve youth in the juvenile justice system.
Research and Evaluation Center Director Jeffrey Butts received the first installment of a total of $65,000 from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation for the New York's Close to Home Initiative, a groundbreaking initiative which will keep some juvenile offenders closer to their homes and families.
Prisoner Reentry Institute Director Ann Jacobs received $50,000 from the David Rockefeller Foundation for the NYC Prison to College Pipeline, an initiative that will engage public higher education as a partner in facilitating successful reentry for individuals leaving state prison. John Jay College will offer college-level courses at Otisville Correctional Facility to individuals within three to four years of release.
Cybercrime Studies Director Douglas Salane received $42,900 from the Polytechnic University of New York University for the IGERT - INSPIRE: Information Security and Privacy: An Interdisciplinary Research and Education Program. The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) award supports the development of a graduate training programs in information security and privacy.
Joshua Freilich quoted in Daily Beast article on Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/10/trying-to-identify-the-next-far-right-extremist-before-he-shoots.html.
Nathan Lents received a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a project titled Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP).
Amy Adamzcyk, and co-author Brittany Hayes will have an article, "Religion and Sexual Behaviors: Understanding the Influence of Islamic Cultures and Religious Affiliation for Explaining Sex Outside of Marriage," published in the American Sociological Review's (ASR) October issue.
Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prison Re-entry Institute, was cited in an expansive New York Times expose of the harsh conditions in the New Jersey halfway house system. Click here for the link.
Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, a leader in the Critical Criminology movement, has been named winner of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the British Society of Criminology (BSC). The award celebrates outstanding contributions made to the discipline by members of the BSC.
Charles Jennings (Security, Fire, and Emergency Management) was awarded the grade of "Fellow" by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). This is the highest grade of elective membership in the IFE, and is awarded based upon significant indivdual responsibility, sustained achievement, and exceptional professionalism during their career. There are less than 350 living fellows among the over 11,000 members of the IFE globally. The IFE has branches in 24 countries around the world.
Lori Latrice Martin's Op-Ed piece, the New War on Poverty, was published in the New York Amsterdam News in the December 15-December 21 issue. Professor Martin (Department of Africana Studies) addresses the roles of race and racism in the 2012 Presidential race.
Lawrence Kobilinksy was featured on Wednesday's Child segment that aired on WNBC News Channel 4 February 15. It features Professor Kobilinsky giving Melissa, a teenager in foster care, a lesson in crime scene investigation. Click here to see the video.
Daniel Feldman's co-authored (with Gerald Benjamin) book on the law making process in Albany was reviewed in the Fall 2011 issue of Political Science Quarterly. The book, Tales from the Sausage Factory: Making Laws in New York State, was published in 2010 by SUNY Press. The article can be accessed here.