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Shirley P. Leyro
Doctoral Managing Fellow/Doctoral Immigration Policy & Practice Fellow  

Shirley P. Leyro is a Ph.D. student in the Criminal Justice program at John Jay College.  She co-manages the Center's AY2011-12 operations with Dan Stageman, and is the Immigration Policy & Practice Fellow.  She also holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Deviant Behavior.  Ms. Leyro is an adjunct instructor in John Jay’s Sociology Department and also teaches in the criminal justice departments of two local colleges.  Ms. Leyro has previously worked as a mitigation specialist for a non-profit defense advocacy agency, where she prepared pre-pleading memorandums for indigent defendants.  Her present research interests include applying social disorganization theory to the relationship between immigration and crime, and examining the “Latino paradox” phenomenon in criminology.


Dan Stageman
Doctoral Managing Fellow

Dan stageman is a is a Ph.D. student in the Criminal Justice program at John Jay College.  He co-manages the Center's AY2011-12 operations with Shirley Leyro.  He has worked in a variety of settings as a teacher and facilitator with serving and ex-prisoners of all ages, as well as middle and high school students in the New York City Public schools.  He works to incorporate everything he learned about racial and social justice during his years as a practitioner into his research agenda, which currently focuses on political/economic context and profit motive in the detention of unauthorized immigrants.




Summary of the New York City Bar Association forum titled "The New York Police Department's Stop and Frisk Policies: Are they Effective? Fair? Appropriate?" (March 9,2010)

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Race, Crime and Justice: A Fresh Look at Old Questions
(2008 Orison S. Marden Lecture delivered to The New York City Bar Association by President Jeremy Travis)

The Role of Critical Race Theory in Understanding Race, Crime, and Justice Issues
(Inaugural Colloquium delivered by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law)

And Justice for All? Assessing the Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform
2008 Annual Colloquium by Advisory Board Member Marc Mauer, Director,
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Congratulations to our 2009 Power of One Racial Justice Awards Recipients:

The late Honorable Robert E. Francis, Superior Court of New Jersey

Celeste Fitzgerald, Program Director of New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Leonardo Blair, freelance journalist, formerly of the New York Post

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