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Advisory Board Members





Paul Butler

Associate Dean for Faculty Development,

Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor of Law,

George Washington University Law School





Dr. Beth Richie

Head, African American Studies Department,

University of Illinois at Chicago



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Dr. C. Jama Adams

Chairperson of African American Studies Department,

Associate Professor,

John Jay College




Dr. Luis Barrios

Chair and Professor,

Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies,

John Jay College




Dr. David Brotherton

Chairperson, Department of Sociology,

John Jay College




Dr. Rodney Brunson

Associate Professor
School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University




Dr. Todd R. Clear

Dean, School of Criminal Justice

Rutgers University




Eddie Ellis

Co-founder, President of Community Justice Center;

National Chairman of the NuLeadership Policy Group,

Medgar Evers College, City University of New York




Prof. Carrie Garrow

Executive Director, Center for Indigenous Law, Governance & Citizenship,

Syracuse University School of Law




Dr. Philip Goff

Assistant Professor of Psychology,

University of California, Los Angeles;

Russell Sage Foundation




Prof. Tami Gold

Filmmaker and Professor of Film and Video,

Hunter College




Prof. Diana Gordon

Senior Research Scholar and Professor Emerita (political science),

Ph. D. Program in Criminal Justice,

John Jay College of Criminal Justice;

former president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency




Dr. Helen Taylor Greene

Professor of Public Affairs,

Texas Southern University




Stephen Handelman

Director, Center on Media, Crime and Justice,

John Jay College




Prof. David A. Harris

Professor of Law,

University of Pittsburgh School of Law




Dr. Tracie Keesee

Chief of Research,

Denver Police Department




Prof. Andrew Leong,  J.D.

Associate Professor of Law,

University of Massachusetts, Boston




Dr. Ma’at Erica Lewis

Director, Counseling Department,

John Jay College




Marc Mauer

Executive Director,

The Sentencing Project, Washington, DC




Dr. Suzanne Oboler

Latin America and Latina/o Studies Department,

John Jay College




Dr. Wilson Palacios

Associate Professor,

University of South Florida




Dr. Ruth Peterson

Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences,

Professor of Sociology,

Director of the Criminal Justice Research Center,

Ohio State University




Dr. Divine Pryor

Deputy Executive Director,

Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions,

Medgar Evers College




Dr. Katheryn Russell-Brown

Professor of Law;

Director, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations

Levin Law School at University of Florida




Dr. Natalie Sokoloff

Professor, Department of Sociology,

John Jay College




Dr. Douglas Thompkins

Department of Sociology,

John Jay College;

CUNY Black Male Initiative



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Dr. Vernetta Young

Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology,

Howard University




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 Bibliography

Police Accountability
Recent Research

Immigration Policy and Practice
Recent Research

Student Education for Advocacy

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,
The Sentencing Project

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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