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CMCJ’s Cara Tabachnick Writes About New Brooklyn Parole Center in The Wall Street Journal New York, NY, December 19, 2014 - Cara Tabachnick, Deputy Director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice, writes about a new parole center opening in Gowanus, Brooklyn for The Wall Street Journal. More

Host of NPR’s “Latino USA,” Maria Hinojosa, to Receive 2015 Justice Trailblazer Award New York, NY, December 18, 2014 - Maria Hinojosa, one of the country’s foremost broadcast journalists and media entrepreneurs, will be honored as the 2015 “Justice Trailblazer” at a dinner on February 9, 2015, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, hosted by the John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice. More

PRISM Students Prove Themselves at San Antonio Science Conference New York, NY, December 18, 2014 - Twelve high-achieving science students from John Jay made their presence felt at the 14th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in November, where they showed off the research they are conducting as part of the Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). More

Professor John Gutierrez Discusses Impact of Restored U.S.-Cuba Relations in Daily News Op-ed and Other Media Outlets New York, NY, December 18, 2014 - Assistant Professor John Gutiérrez of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies discusses the announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba in a New York Daily News op-ed. He was also interviewed for Univision and Fox 5 News. More

Professor Peter Romaniuk’s Op-Ed About the Sydney Attack is Published in Time.com New York, NY, December 17, 2014 - Peter Romaniuk, Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College and Senior Fellow at the Global Center on Cooperative Security, had his op-ed piece “Sydney Attack is not a Wake Up Call” published on Time.com on December 16, 2014. More

The Crime Report's Newsmaker of the Year: Alayne Fleischmann New York, NY, December 17, 2014 - The readers of The Crime Report, have chosen Alayne Fleischmann as the 2014 Criminal Justice Newsmaker of the Year. Fleischmann’s bombshell disclosures in a November Rolling Stone magazine story, about attempts by her former bosses at JPMorgan Chase to cover up evidence of fraud and corporate malfeasance, re-focused public attention on the flawed business culture that had contributed to the worst financial meltdown in modern U.S. history. More

Campus Community Responds to Recent Grand Jury Decisions New York, NY, December 16, 2014 - The John Jay campus community is responding in a variety of ways to the issues raised in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, as well as to the recent grand jury decisions. There have been vibrant discussions in classrooms as well as several forums and conversations hosted across campus in recent weeks to allow faculty, staff, students and alumni to make their voices heard. More

Ferguson Leads The Crime Report’s Top News Stories of 2014 New York, NY, December 11, 2014 - The readers of The Crime Report, who include many of the country’s most influential criminal justice specialists, have chosen as the top story of the year the movement ignited by the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown Jr., an African American, at the hands of Darren Wilson, a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.—and the subsequent grand jury decision not to indict the officer. More

Professor Edward Paulino Quoted in Al Jazeera About the Hispaniola Border Town of Dajabon New York, NY, December 11, 2014 - Assistant Professor Edward Paulino of the History Department is quoted in an Al Jazeera article titled “Friendship Bridge Over Dajabon Massacre River” about the commercial border ties between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. More

Professor George Andreopoulos Quoted in The Washington Post on International Courts New York, NY, December 11, 2014 - Professor of Political Science George Andreopoulos was interviewed by The Washington Post for an article title “Why Dick Cheney and the CIA Don’t Need to Worry About International Criminal Charges.” More

Bronze John Jay Finds a Home at His Namesake College New York, NY, December 9, 2014 - On Dec. 8, President Jeremy Travis led a festive unveiling and dedication of the eagerly awaited full-size statue of John Jay, who was the first Chief Justice of the United States, among many other pivotal roles he played as one of the nation’s Founding Fathers. More

Political Science Professor Brian Arbour Writes on Congressional Elections in the Washington Post New York, NY, December 9, 2014 - Brian Arbour, Associate Professor of Political Science, authored an entry on the The Monkey Cage blog in the Washington Post on December 9 in which he argued that the lack of what political scientists call the “personal vote” — the portion of a candidate’s support that derives from his or her personal qualities and qualifications – contributed to the poor showing of Democrats in 2014 Congressional elections in red and purple states. More

Professor Greg Donaldson Discusses NYPD Vertical Patrols in Daily News Op-Ed and his Literary Father in the NY Times New York, NY, December 4, 2014 - Professor Greg Donaldson of the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts had his op-ed article “Fear of a Black Stairwell” published in the New York Daily News on Dec. 1. More

John Jay College Unveils Namesake Statue in Celebration of the College’s 50th Anniversary New York, NY, December 4, 2014 - In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the College will unveil a sculpture of its namesake, John Jay – the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, second Governor of the State of New York, author of the Federalist Papers and architect of the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War. More

Professor Chitra Raghavan Named ‘New Abolitionist’ by Sanctuary for Families and the NYS’s Anti-Trafficking Coalition New York, NY, December 2, 2014 - Psychology Professor Chitra Raghavan has been named as one of “New York’s New Abolitionists” by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition for her work to promote human rights for women and fight human trafficking. More

Professor Jonathan Jacobs Participates in Library of Congress Symposium on the Legacy of Magna Carta New York, NY, December 1, 2014 - Professor Jonathan Jacobs, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Ethics, will join distinguished scholars, historians and thought leaders to discuss how Magna Carta’s political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at a symposium on December 9 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. More

Professor Adam Wandt Discusses Cybersecurity and Smartphone Encryption with Yahoo Tech and WNBC News New York, NY, December 1, 2014 - Adam Wandt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Management, was quoted in a Yahoo Tech article, titled “Why the Cops Hate the New Apple and Google Phones,” on the new digital/phone encryption and the disadvantages for law enforcement investigations. More

Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute, Quote in Mott Haven Herald New York, NY, November 26, 2014 - Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College, was quoted article in the Mott Haven Herald about a local farmer/entrepreneur’s not-for-profit business that provides families of inmates with low cost transportation from New York City to upstate prisons as well as fresh, affordable produce for their incarcerated relatives. More

Professor David Kennedy Writes on “Getting Beyond Ferguson” in Huffington Post New York, NY, November 25, 2014 - Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, published a commentary in The Huffington Post on Nov. 20, in which he expounded the need for repairing “strained and often broken” relations between law enforcement and many communities. More

John Jay’s MPA Programs Highly Ranked by GraduatePrograms.com New York, NY, November 21, 2014 - John Jay College’s Master of Public Administration programs have been ranked #3 among MPA Public Policy Programs and #4 among Public Administration MPA programs by GraduatePrograms.com – a student-based rate-and-review website for graduate programs. More

Student Veterans Celebrated at John Jay New York, NY, November 21, 2014 - U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert McDonald Visit, Battle Buddy Center Dedication and Salute to Veterans Reception Honor Our Veterans...
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Homeless Services Police Graduate in John Jay Ceremony New York, NY, November 21, 2014 - Ranks of blue uniforms snapped to attention on the morning of Nov. 14, as the latest graduating class of the New York City Department of Homeless Services Police completed its 140-hour Basic Peace Officer training program. More

PRI’s Bianca Van Heydoorn Quoted in Vice.com on Colleges Asking Prospective Students About Criminal Histories New York, NY, November 12, 2014 - Bianca Van Heydoorn, director of educational initiatives for John Jay’s Prisoner Reentry Institute, is among the experts quoted in a recent commentary on Vice.com – a news web site – that examines the practice by some colleges and universities of asking would-be students about criminal records they might have. More

President Jeremy Travis and Student Veterans Celebrate Veterans Day with Ringing of NASDAQ Opening Bell New York, NY, November 12, 2014 - In commemoration of Veterans Day, for the second consecutive year, President Jeremy Travis rang the opening bell at NASDAQ OMX Stock Market. More

Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies Featured in IUPLR’s El Noticero Publication New York, NY, November 12, 2014 - John Jay’s Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, and its chairman, Professor Lisandro Pérez, are front-page news in the latest quarterly edition of El Noticiero, the newsletter of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) – national consortium of 30 university-based research centers and departments. More

John Jay Rises to #3 in ‘Best for Vets’ College Rankings New York, NY, November 11, 2014 - John Jay College has been ranked a “Best for Vets” institution by Military Times magazine in their 2015 national college rankings of 600 universities. John Jay College is listed at #3, up from #16 in 2014. Topping all New York colleges and universities, John Jay is again the only City University campus to make the list. More

American Justice Summit Draws Packed Audience to Discuss Inequities of Mass Incarceration New York, NY, November 11, 2014 - NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, author Piper Kerman, activist Harry Belafonte (on the phone), New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, CNN and The New Yorker legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin were among the notables that headlined the first American Justice Summit program hosted at John Jay College on Monday, November 10th. More

Professor Barry Latzer’s Op-ed on the Shooting in Ferguson, MO Published in the New York Post New York, NY, November 5, 2014 - Professor Emeritus Barry Latzer of the Department of Criminal Justice recently published an op-ed in the New York Post titled, "Time to Start Deracializing Ferguson." More

Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin Discusses False Confessions on The Psych Report New York, NY, November 3, 2014 - Distinguished Professor of Psychology Saul Kassin was featured in an article published in The Psych Report titled “Coerced to Confess: The Psychology of False Confessions.” In addition to the topic of false confessions, the Q&A also focused on interrogations and the recent settlement of New York City's Central Park Five Case. More

Professor Marie-Helen Maras’s New Book Depicts the Transnational Nature of Security Risks New York, NY, October 31, 2014 - Associate Professor Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management recently published Transnational Security by CRC Press. In the book, she illustrates how globalization has transformed security into a transnational phenomenon. More

Prison-to-College Pipeline Program Ranked as One of Nation’s Best New York, NY, October 31, 2014 - In an era of mass incarceration, programs that help to reduce criminal recidivism are getting a fresh look, and John Jay’s Prison-to-College Pipeline (P2CP) initiative was recently ranked as one of the five most promising efforts by NationSwell, a website dedicated to promoting solutions to America’s greatest national challenges. More

John Jay College Faculty Participate in Association of Black Sociologists Conference in Charlotte, N.C. New York, NY, October 31, 2014 - Professors Gail Garfield, Janice Johnson Dias and Antonio Jay Pastrana Jr. of the Department of Sociology participated in the Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) annual meeting, held in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 23-25. The meeting was organized around the theme of “Freedom Summer Remembered: Emerging Issues, Policy Paradigms and the Role of Human Rights.” More

Professor Martin Horn’s Article Calls for Radical Rethinking of Prisons New York, NY, October 31, 2014 - John Jay Distinguished Lecturer Martin Horn have his article, "Why We Need a Radically Different Approach to Prisons," published in the Sin Miedos blog of the Inter-American Development Bank. More

Professor Alexa Capeloto’s Article on Freedom of Information Act Software Published in The Columbia Journalism Review New York, NY , October 29, 2014 - Professor Alexa Capeloto of the Department of English had her article on open-source Freedom of Information Act software published in The Columbia Journalism Review. More

John Jay College Presents Findings on Misdemeanor Arrests in New York New York, NY, October 28, 2014 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis and his colleague Professor Preeti Chauhan presented key findings from their study of misdemeanor arrests in New York over the past 33 years. The presentation took place at a Citizens Crime Commission breakfast this morning. More

Professor Charles Strozier and Research Associate Kelly Berkell Publish Work on Climate Change and Political Upheaval in The Huffington Post New York, NY, October 24, 2014 - Professor Charles B. Strozier’s recent research on climate change and political violence have garnered media attention. On September 29, along with graduate student, Kelly A. Berkell, he published The Huffington Post piece "How Climate Change Helped ISIS" which went viral, received 2,500 likes, and aroused great passion on both sides of the issues. More

President Jeremy Travis and Professor Preeti Chauhan to Present Findings on Misdemeanor Arrests in New York City at the Citizens Crime Commission New York, NY, October 24, 2014 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis and Assistant Professor of Psychology Preeti Chauhan, will present key findings from their study of misdemeanor arrests in New York City (and to a lesser extent, the rest of the state) over the past 30 years, at a Citizens Crime Commission of New York breakfast forum on Tuesday, October 28. More

The American Justice Summit New York, NY, October 23, 2014 - Tina Brown Live Media, in association with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced The American Justice Summit — a series of panels and conversations that will explore the personal, social, and financial inequities of a prison system that currently incarcerates over 2.3 million Americans. The American Justice Summit will convene on Monday, November 10th, in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY. More

Longtime Bloomberg Aide Katherine Oliver Joins John Jay Foundation Board New York, NY, October 21, 2014 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the appointment of Katherine Oliver to the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. Oliver brings to the board stellar credentials in government, the private sector and nonprofit organizations. More

President Jeremy Travis Discusses National Research Council Report on Mass Incarceration on Chicago Tonight and WBEZ 91.5 New York, NY, October 17, 2014 - President Jeremy Travis was interviewed on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” a public affairs news program, and on WBEZ 91.5’s “Afternoon Shift,” a Chicago Public Radio station, about the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice report titled, “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.” More

New Scholarship Opportunity for Undocumented Students New York, NY, October 15, 2014 - John Jay College and the City University of New York are pleased to announce an important partnership with The Dream.US, a scholarship fund for DREAMers across the nation. Scholarships of up to $25,000 for two or four-year degrees are awarded to help cover tuition, fees, books, supplies and transportation expenses for students who would otherwise be unable to attend college. More

The Many Faces of Professor Ingrid Griffith New York, NY, October 9, 2014 - Ingrid Griffith, an adjunct member of the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, has been enjoying a very busy — and fruitful — past year, having just completed a premiere engagement of her sold-out, critically acclaimed one-woman show “Demerara Gold.” More

The Alfred Siegel Scholarship — A Legacy of Service New York, NY, October 3, 2014 - Alfred Siegel dedicated his life to the cause of justice reform and public service, including 15 years with the Center for Court Innovation. Siegel, who died this past January, will continue that important work through the Alfred Siegel Scholarship, created in partnership with John Jay College of Criminal Justice. More

Professor Candace McCoy featured in PBS special "America After Ferguson" New York, NY, September 29, 2014 - Professor Candace McCoy was a guest on the PBS special "America After Ferguson" that aired on WNET TV-13 at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014. Gwen Ifill of PBS moderated the discussion about the issues raised by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Montana. Interviews also included former president Bill Clinton, NPR host Michele Norris and actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith.  More

John Jay’s MPA Programs Wins Prestigious NASPAA Awards for Diversity and Social Equity New York, NY, September 25, 2014 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Master of Public Administration Programs have been selected as the winners of both the Diversity Award and the Social Equity Award by NASPAA –the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. NASPAA is the recognized global accreditor of master's degree programs in these fields. More

Professor Martin Horn Discusses Rikers Investigation with RNN New York, NY, September 24, 2014 - Martin Horn, Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, was a guest on the RNN Network program "Richard French Live" on Sept. 22, during which he discussed allegations of brutality by correction officers against mentally ill and juvenile inmates at Rikers Island. More

Chemo Hunter: Professor Elise Champeil Fights Cancer with $463,000 NIH Grant New York, NY, September 24, 2014 - Fighting the scourge of cancer does not come easily, or quickly. Just ask Associate Professor Elise Champeil of the Department of Sciences, who was recently awarded a $463,861 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her research into the functioning of cancer cells and antitumor agents. More

John Jay’s Pre Law Institute Contributes to Rise in Law School Admissions & Scholarships New York, NY, September 23, 2014 - The recently concluded 2013-2014 law school application season was especially productive for John Jay students, with 39 individuals affiliated with the Pre Law Institute (PLI) securing acceptances to 64 different law schools, as well as receiving over $9.5 million in scholarship awards. More

John Jay Community Participates in People’s Climate March New York, NY, September 22, 2014 - Joining hundreds of thousands people from various organizations, members of the John Jay community enthusiastically turned out for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21 in New York City, to draw attention to the pressing need for a political roadmap to stem the tide of climate change. More

Dr. John Deasy, Los Angeles School Superintendent, and Tracie Keesee, Co-Founder of the Center of Policing Equity, to Speak on Juvenile Justice at John Jay College New York, NY, September 22, 2014 - Dr. John Deasy, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and Tracie Keesee, co-founder of the Center of Policing Equity, head the list of speakers at the second media symposium on juvenile justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on October 6 and 7. More

Distinguished Professor John Matteson Opines on Inequality in America New York, NY, September 19, 2014 - Distinguished Professor of English John Matteson published an op-ed on Time.com, “Slavery Matters More than Ever,” in which he asserts that, 150 years after the Civil War, the “fire bells” of racial violence and inequality still ring in the United States, compelling Americans to ask “why?” More

Professor Karin Martin Shines New Light on Ferguson, Mo. In New York Times “Letter to the Editor” New York, NY, September 19, 2014 - Assistant Professor Karin Martin of the Department of Public Management had her letter to the editor, “In Ferguson, a System of Injustice Through Fines,” published in The New York Times. More

John Jay College Names the Alan Siegel Writing Center in Honor of Brand Innovator, Simplification Pioneer and Foundation Trustee New York, NY, September 18, 2014 - On September 18, John Jay College will honor Alan Siegel, Trustee of the John Jay College Foundation and President and CEO of Siegelvision, with the dedication of the Alan Siegel Writing Center. The establishment of this Center recognizes his commitment and contributions to building a world-class communications program for the College. More

A Fierce Advocate for Justice New York, NY, September 18, 2014 - The Convocation on Sept. 17 that officially welcomed the entering Class of 2014 to John Jay included a historic visit to the College by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Bronx native who was hailed as a true hometown hero by an enthusiastic capacity crowd in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater. More

What the NRC’s Watershed Incarceration Report Means for New York State New York, NY, September 18, 2014 - An A-list gathering of scholars, elected officials, criminal justice leaders and others led a thought-provoking discussion on September 4 on the implications for New York State of the April 2014 National Research Council report “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.” More

National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice Announced New York, NY, September 18, 2014 - On Thursday, September 18, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been awarded a competitive, three-year, $4.75 million grant to launch a National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. John Jay will lead a team including Yale Law School, UCLA, and the Urban Institute as principal partners. More

Professor Peter Moskos Featured on New Greek TV New York, NY, September 15, 2014 - Associate Professor Peter Moskos of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was featured as “Greek of the Week” on New Greek TV where he discussed his book, Greek Americans: Struggle and Success (Third Edition). Professor Moskos’s father, sociologist Charles Moskos, wrote the first and second editions of the book which examines the history, strengths, conflicts and contributions of Greek Americans. More

President Jeremy Travis Featured in NPR Retrospective on the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act New York, NY, September 12, 2014 - The National Public Radio retrospective on the 20th anniversary of the Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 featured commentary by President Jeremy Travis. According to the piece,“20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake,” the crime bill “paid to put more cops on the beat, trained police and lawyers to investigate domestic violence, imposed tougher prison sentences and provided money for extra prisons.” More

Professors Adam Wandt and Marie-Helen Maras Discuss Safeguarding Data with amNew York and WNBC New York, NY, September 12, 2014 - Professors Adam Wandt and Marie-Helen Maras were quoted in an AM New York article, “How to Protect Yourself Online: Tips from Experts,” about the recent cybersecurity breaches that included the hacking of celebrities data from cloud storage systems. More

Professor Rosemary Barberet Wins Tandem Awards for Her Book, Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry New York, NY, September 11, 2014 - Professor of Sociology Rosemary Barberet’s new book, Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry, is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Book Award by the American Society Criminology’s Division of International Criminology. More

Recent John Jay Graduate Wins Photo Contest with Image from Study Abroad in Bali New York, NY, September 10, 2014 - Olivia Crosby, a recent John Jay graduate, won the International Student Voice Magazine (ISV) photography contest for best travel photo in the U.S. American Student category. Crosby took the winning photo this summer during the faculty-led study abroad program in Bali. The photo depicts a Balinese Purification Ceremony and was selected for its creativity, description, and quality. More

Professor Carla Barrett Discusses Juveniles Offenders in Riker’s Island on NY1’s Inside City Hall New York, NY, August 25, 2014 - Professor Carla Barrett appeared on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” to discuss the treatment of teenage inmates on Riker’s Island and ways to improve the current state of juvenile justice. A recent report by the United States Attorney in Manhattan found the New York City Department of Correction violated the civil rights of male teenagers at Rikers Island by failing to protect them from routine violence by correction officers. More

In Daily Beast Op-ed, Professor Candace McCoy Discusses Criminal Prosecutions Versus Civil Lawsuits in the Ferguson, MO Shooting New York, NY, August 25, 2014 - Professor Candace McCoy published an op-ed in The Daily Beast that examines the legal options that are likely to result in lasting changes to policing practices in Ferguson, MO. In the piece, titled “Prosecuting Officer Wilson Won't Bring Justice to Ferguson,” McCoy writes, political mobilization and hardheaded negotiation over future directions, whether collaborative or not, is the conversation that must begin in Ferguson.” More

Professor Maria Haberfeld’s Op-Ed on the Police-Involved Shooting in Ferguson, MO Published in CNN.com New York, NY, August 20, 2014 - Professor Maria Haberfeld, chair of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration recently published an op-ed, titled “Why did Ferguson Police Need Six Bullet?,” in the CNN.com Opinion section. In the piece, Professor Haberfeld calls for a national standard in training police on the use of deadly force that goes beyond the correct handling of weapons and is developed by “experts in the field of police studies, sociology, psychology and physiology.” More

Bringing History Alive: John Jay Online Opens Registration for First-ever MOOC on the Literature & Law of American Slavery New York, NY, August 13, 2014 - hn Jay Online’s first-ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Literature & Law of American Slavery, takes an unusual and in-depth look at one of the seminal periods of American history, beginning Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Distinguished Professor of English John Matteson, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book, Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, designed the curriculum and will lead the course instruction. More

John Jay Online Brings History Alive: First-ever MOOC on the Literature & Law of American Slavery Opens for Registration New York, NY, August 12, 2014 - John Jay Online, the online education department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today opened registration for its first-ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the Literature & Law of American Slavery. This unusual and in-depth look at one of the seminal periods of American history brings these two worlds together to paint a richly faceted picture of the era, examining how American life today is still haunted and shaped by slavery. More

Professor Adam Berlin’s Letter to the Editor Published in The New York Times New York, NY, August 12, 2014 - Professor Adam Berlin in the Department of English had his ‘Letter to the Editor’ published in The New York Times Book Review section. In “Literature and Tragedy,” he writes about the difficulty of publishing work the centers on a national tragedy such as the September 11 attacks. More

Professor Peter Moskos’s Op-Ed on Police Use of Force Published in the New York Daily News New York, NY, August 7, 2014 - Peter Moskos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, recently published an op-ed, titled “When Should Cops Use Force?,” in the New York Daily News. In the piece, Professor Moskos examines at the guidelines in the NYPD Patrol Guide that pertain to making arrests and use of force. He writes that, “many police would do well to remember that effective compliance is as much earned as ordered.” More

Professor Scott Atran’s Op-Ed on the Middle East Conflict Featured in The New York Times New York, NY, August 7, 2014 - Professor Scott Atran, a Presidential Scholar in Sociology, was recently featured in The New York Times’s opinion blog “Room for Debate,” in a round-up of views on the subject of “Can the U.S. Still Be a Leader in the Middle East?” Atran, author of the book Talking to the Enemy, offered his views in an article titled “U.S. Must Help Deal Directly with Hamas.” More

John Jay College Chooses Online Bookstore to Reduce Costs and Improve Student Success New York, NY, July 30, 2014 - Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced today that the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/), a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), has joined its list of partner schools. More

Cara Tabachnick of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice Writes on Obamacare and Former Inmates for The Christian Science Monitor New York, NY, July 29, 2014 - Advocates hope that enrolling thousands of ex-offenders in Medicaid under Obamacare can reduce recidivism and save incarceration costs. “This is a huge opportunity,” Kamala Mallik-Kane, who studies correctional systems, inmates, and health policy at the Urban Institute, told Cara Tabachnick, Deputy Director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice More

Professor Marie-Helen Maras Discusses Identity Theft in CBS News Reports New York, NY, July 28, 2014 - Associate Professor Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management is quoted in a recent CBS News segment about identity theft, in which she examines the difficulties faced by law enforcement in cracking down on skilled, elusive cyber-thieves. More

Professor John DeCarlo Discusses Privately Paid Police in The Atlantic New York, July 24, 2014 - Associate Professor John DeCarlo of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration is quoted prominently in an article that appeared in The Atlantic on the growing phenomenon of privatized policing.
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JP Morgan Chase and John Jay Host Empowerment Symposium for Women Veterans New York, NY, July 16, 2014 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice in collaboration with JP Morgan Chase hosted the Women Veterans Empowerment Symposium on Wednesday, June 25. They held the event to bring awareness to the significance of women veterans and to deepen an understanding of women’s specialized needs as they move into civilian life and prepare for civilian professions. This event was free and open to all veterans in the New York area, including those on active duty, student veterans, and military families. More

Environmental Crime: The Prosecution Gap New York, NY, July 14, 2014 - An environmental crime database compiled by The Crime Report, with the support of the Fund for Investigative Journalism, allows citizens to find out which companies have violated environmental laws in their communities; how much — if anything — they’ve been fined; and how long those companies have been operating in violation. More

Graham Kates of The Crime Report Discusses Environmental Crimes on NPR’s The Takeaway and Democracy Now New York, NY, July 14, 2014 - Graham Kates, Deputy Managing Editor of The Crime Report – an nonprofit online news partnership operated by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice and Criminal Justice Journalists – was interviewed on National Public Radio’s “The Takeaway” and “Democracy Now” about his new investigative report on corporate polluters. Kates used public records to uncover more than 64,000 facilities listed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as being in violation of federal environmental laws. More

Professor Isabel Martinez Featured in NBC News.com Article on Her Book Drive for Detained Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors New York, NY, July 10, 2014 - Isabel Martinez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o, was recently featured in a NBC News.com story about the book drive she has launched to provide bilingual or Spanish books to thousands of detained unaccompanied immigrant children. She has partnered with La Casa Azul Bookstore and Children’s Village, a non-profit that work with unaccompanied minors. More

Professor John Gutierrez Quoted in NY Times on Results of Primary Election in 13th Congressional District New York, NY, July 8, 2014 - John Gutiérrez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, was quoted in a recent New York Times article on the results of the primary election in New York’s 13th Congressional District which includes Harlem, the northern tip of Manhattan and a section of the Bronx. More

Professor Verónica Michel Receives Best Journal Article Award from the American Political Science Association New York, NY, July 8, 2014 - Professor Verónica Michel in the Department of Political Science received the Best Journal Article Award 2014 by the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for her article “Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America,” co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink and published in the Law and Society Review in 2013. More

John Jay Trustee Rossana Rosado and PRI Director Ann Jacobs Named to the New York State Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration New York, NY, July 8, 2014 - Rossana Rosado, a trustee of the John Jay College Foundation, and Ann Jacobs, Director of John Jay’s Prisoner Reentry Institute, have been named to the New York State Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the formation of the Re-Entry Council and Reintegration on July 8. Councilmembers will offer recommendations to the Governor’s Office to address obstacles formerly incarcerated people face upon re-entering society. More

Professor Belinda Rincon Wins Fellowship to Study Chicana Writing on War & Militarism New York, NY, June 26, 2014 - Professor Belinda Rincón of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies has been awarded a $40,000 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship that will allow her to complete a manuscript on Chicana literary and activist responses to war and militarism. More

Alumnus Bennett Callaghan Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship New York, NY, June 19, 2014 - It takes a special kind of student to win a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Bennett Callaghan, who earned his B.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay in 2012, is one such individual. More

Graduate Student Malgorzata Sekowska Finds Her Place Working with Victims of Trafficking New York, NY, June 18, 2014 - Malgorzata Sekowska, who graduated in May with a Master’s in International Crime and Justice, has recently completed an internship at the NYS Human Trafficking Program in the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance within the Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance. More

Professor Janice Johnson Dias to Serve as Co-chair for Newark Mayor-elect Ras Baraka’s Public Health Transitional Team New York, NY, June 17, 2014 - Assistant Professor Janice Johnson Dias in the Sociology Department has been asked to serve as one of three co-chairs for the Mayor-elect Ras Baraka’s public health transitional team committee. Her co-chairs are John Brennan MD, MPH, President and CEO of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey and Milly Silva, 1199 S.E.I.U., Executive Vice President. More

President Travis To Receive 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award In Evidence-Based Crime Policy New York, NY, June 17, 2014 - John Jay College President Jeremy Travis has been named as one of the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award presented by the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP). More

Professor Lissette Delgado-Cruzata Develops Minority Initiative for Female Science Students (MIXXS²) with CUNY Grant New York, NY, June 17, 2014 - Assistant Professor Lissette Delgado-Cruzata in the Science Department has received a grant from the CUNY Diversity Fund for a program she developed called Minority Initiative for Female Science Students (MIXXS2).
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Professor Chongmin Na Receives the ASC 2014 Outstanding Article Award for Research in Criminology New York, NY, June 16, 2014 - Assistant Professor Chongmin Na in Department of Criminal Justice is the recipient of 2014 Outstanding Article Award for Research in Criminology from the America Society of Criminology (ASC). The title of his article, co-authored by Ray Paternoster (Univ. of Maryland), is “Can Self-Control Change Substantially Over Time? Rethinking the Relationship between Self and Social Control.”
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John Jay Faculty Achieve 100% Success Rate for PSC-CUNY Enhanced Awards New York, NY, June 13, 2014 - John Jay faculty achieved an unprecedented 100 percent success rate. All five out of John Jay’s five applicants for the PSC-CUNY Enhanced Awards (up to $12,000 for the 2014-15 Academic Year) have received funding. More

Professor Jane Katz Lauded for Lifetime Devotion to Swimming & Aquatic Fitness New York, NY, June 13, 2014 - Professor Jane Katz, John Jay’s long-time apostle of all things aquatic, has added yet another entry to her already gleaming résumé, as a recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. More

Professor Jane Katz, “Master Swim Instructor,” Featured in Wall Street Journal New York, NY, June 13, 2014 - Professor Jane Katz of the Department of Health and Physical Education was featured in a Wall Street Journal article on June 11, in which the author, Ralph Gardner Jr., describes his learning to swim under Katz’s guidance.
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Professor Jennifer Dysart Discusses Eyewitness Identification on Al Jazeera America’s “The System with Joe Berlinger” New York, NY, June 12, 2014 - Professor Jennifer Dysart in the Department of Psychology was featured in an episode of Al Jazeera America’s “The System with Joe Berlinger” and she is quoted in a companion article that focuses on eyewitness identification. In the episode, Joe Berlinger meets with Professor Dysart on campus and she conducts an experiment called “the penny example” with him to demonstrate how they determine reliability of eyewitness reports. More

Professor Martin Horn Speaks Out on Criminal Justice and Correctional Issues New York, NY, June 12, 2014 - Professor Martin Horn, a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration has made several recent appearances in the media in which he addressed pressing issues in criminal justice and corrections. More

President Travis’s NPR Interview Focuses on Children of Incarcerated Parents New York, NY, June 9, 2014 - John Jay President Jeremy Travis was a featured commentator in a June 8 segment on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” about how the lives of children are affected when a parent is incarcerated. More

Professor Erin Thompson’s Op-ed on Trafficking of Ancient Art Published in New York Times New York, NY, June 4, 2014 - Professor Erin Thompson of the Department of Art and Music authored an op-ed commentary, titled “Egypt’s Looted Antiquities,” that was published in The New York Times on May 30, in which she called for greater attention to be paid to the increased international traffic in antiquities. More

Class of 2014 Makes Its Mark on John Jay – and on Twitter! New York, NY, June 4, 2014 - More than 3,000 students became the newest John Jay alumni on May 28 when they received their degrees in dual Commencement ceremonies held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. More

John Jay College to Hold Biennial International Conference in Athens, on “The Rule of Law in an Era of Change” New York, NY, June 3, 2014 - John Jay College, in collaboration with the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) at the Greek Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection, will hold its 11th Biennial International Conference in Athens, Greece, from June 11-14, 2014. The theme of the Conference is The Rule of Law in an Era of Change: Security, Social Justice and Inclusive Governance. More

John Jay’s Prison-to-College Pipeline Program Featured in The New York Times New York, NY, June 2, 2014 - The New York Times recently published an article titled, “Prison Program Turns Inmates Into Intellectuals” by Ginia Bellafante, about the John Jay Prisoner Reentry Institute’s New York State Prison-to-College Pipeline (P2CP) program. More

Lauren Kois Wins American Psychological Association's Graduate Student Ethics Prize New York, NY, May 29, 2014 - Lauren Kois, who is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology Program at John Jay, won the American Psychological Association's (APA) Graduate Student Ethics Prize for her paper titled “Cultural Competence of Forensic Mental Health Evaluators: An Empirical Investigation.” APA will award her $1,000 and will pay for her travel expenses to attend the 2014 meeting in Washington D.C. in addition to her travel expenses. She will present her paper at an award ceremony. More

John Jay’s International Students Promote Cultural Exchange at International Night of Culture New York, NY, May 29, 2014 - On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the inaugural International Night of Culture was held in the Moot Court sponsored by the newly established International Students Association (ISA) and the Student Council. More

Jeffrey Butts of Research & Evaluation Center Weighs In on Santa Barbara Shooting with CBS News and ThinkProgress New York, NY, May 27, 2014 - Dr. Jeffrey Butts, Director of John Jay’s Research & Evaluation Center, was cited in two recent new media reports on the May 23 shooting spree that left six people dead along with the alleged shooter. More

Over 3,000 Students Set to Graduate From John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 New York, NY, May 22, 2014 - 3,011 students will become the newest John Jay alumni on May 28 when they receive their degrees in dual Commencement ceremonies. The College’s 49th annual Commencement will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. More

John Jay's Center for Private Security and Safety Lends Expertise To Newtown, CT Emergency Response Exercise New York, NY, May 22, 2014 - John Jay College’s Center for Private Security and Safety (CPSS) in conjunction with MHA Consulting, a leading resiliency and business continuity consulting firm, and the Town of Newtown, CT, School District facilitated its second tabletop mock disaster exercise on Thursday, May 15 at the Sandy Hook Firehouse on Riverside Road. More

Professor Charles Strozier’s Article on the 9-11 Memorial Museum Published on Slate.com New York, NY, May 16, 2014 - Professor Charles Strozier, Director of the John Jay Center on Terrorism, had an article titled, “ How to Honor the Dead We Cannot Name. The problems with the Sept. 11 memorial museum,” published on Slate.com. Strozier reflects on the transfer of unidentified remains of 9-11 victims from the New York City medical examiner’s office to a remains repository in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. More

John Jay Delegation Led by the Historical Memory Project Participate in UN Forum on Indigenous Issues New York, NY, May 15, 2014 - John Jay College students, faculty and alumni representing the Historical Memory Project (HMP) are attending the Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) from May 12-23. The UNPFII is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. More

John Jay’s Pre Law Institute Featured in National Law Journal New York, NY, May 14, 2014 - John Jay’s Pre Law Institute, and the enviable track record of its pre-law boot camp program, were the subject of an extensive feature in the May 12 issue of the National Law Journal. Described as “one of the most intensive, hands-on, free law school prep programs offered at the college level,” the boot camps are helping increasing numbers of aspiring attorneys realize their dreams of attending law school. More

President Jeremy Travis Discusses Incarceration Rate on NY1’s Inside City Hall and New York Times Close Up New York, NY, May 14, 2014 - President Jeremy Travis was interviewed on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” and “New York Times Close Up” about the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice report titled, “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.” More

Professor Evan Mandery’s Post in the Huffington Post Discusses Inequalities of Higher Education in the U.S. New York, NY, May 12, 2014 - Professor Evan Mandery in the Criminal Justice Department wrote a blog post for the College section of the Huffington Post that was featured on their front page for a week and continues to stimulate much attention and discussion. Mandery in the post titled, “Why I’m Skipping My Harvard Reunion (A Call to Action),” deconstructs the current climate of higher education in America. More

Humanitarian, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Honored with John Jay Justice Award New York, NY, May 9, 2014 - On May 6, John Jay College of Criminal Justice presented the John Jay Medal for Justice to Elie Wiesel, author, humanitarian, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, in a luminary-filled ceremony at the College’s Gerald W. Lynch Theater. More

2014 Honorary Degree Recipients New York, NY, May 8, 2014 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice will grant two honorary degrees at graduation ceremonies on May 28, 2014, at the Jacob Javits Center North. This year's honorary degree recipients are renowned for their contributions to academia, advocacy and the betterment of humankind. More

President Jeremy Travis Discusses National Research Council Report on PBS’s Newshour; Study Garners Widespread Media Coverage New York, NY, May 7, 2014 - PBS’s Newshour interviewed President Jeremy Travis about the report “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences,” released April 30 by the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice. President Travis was named chairman of the NRC committee in 2012, with one of the committee’s top agenda items being the publication of an analysis of the high incarceration rate in the U.S. More

Elie Wiesel To Receive 2014 John Jay Medal For Justice New York, NY, May 6, 2014 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice will award the John Jay Medal for Justice to Elie Wiesel, author, philosopher, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1986, on Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30pm. The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will present the Medal for Justice to Mr. Wiesel during a ceremony at the College’s Gerald W. Lynch Theater at 524 West 59th Street. More

Researchers Hit the Streets to Analyze Complexities of the Underage-Sex Trade New York, NY, May 2, 2014 - A team of researchers that includes John Jay PhD student Amber Horning and Professors Anthony Marcus and Ric Curtis of the Department of Anthropology has generated a flurry of media attention with their recently published studies that provide a nuanced look at how the market for underage sex functions, and in the process skewer some stereotypical notions of the trade posited by earlier research. More

2014 Alumni Reunion Is a Sellout – and a Rousing Success New York, NY, May 2, 2014 - Hundreds of alumni from throughout John Jay’s long, proud history returned to their alma mater on April 24 for a festive annual reunion that featured a “Founding Generation” symposium and another spirited after-party hosted by former John Jay student and now Latin music entrepreneur Johnny Marines. More

John Jay College Model United Nations Team Receives Top Honors for Tenth Consecutive Year New York, NY, April 25, 2014 - For the 10th consecutive year, a team from John Jay College’s United Nations Student Association has won multiple awards at the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference, including an Honorable Mention Delegation Award. More

Professor Randall LaSalle Receives the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Educator of the Year Award‬‬‬‬ New York, NY, April 25, 2014 - Professor Randall E. LaSalle of the Department of Public Management and coordinator of the Economics major’s specialization in forensic financial analysis is the recipient of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Educator of the Year Award. According to their website, the ACFE Certified Fraud Examiners recognizes outstanding individuals for their contributions to the war against fraud. More

READ Professor Evan Mandery’s New York Times Op-Ed on College Legacy Preferences New York, NY, April 25, 2014 - Professor Evan Mandery’s commentary “End College Legacy Preferences” was recently published in The New York Times. The op-ed discusses the preferential treatment colleges afford children of alumni and how the practice advances social inequality. More

Professor Glenn Corbett Quoted in the Washington Post New York, NY, April 25, 2014 - Professor Glenn Corbett in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management was quoted in the Washington Post in an article titled “Feds: New Laws, Oversight Needed After Texas Blast.” More

Professor Deborah Koetzle Quoted in The Daily Beast Article About Recidivism Rates New York, NY, April 23, 2014 - Professor Deborah Koetzle in the Department of Public Management and Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice was quoted in the article, “America’s Recidivism Nightmare: A new government study shows a disturbing trend for the prison population” by Caitlin Dickson in The Daily Beast. More

Three John Jay Students Named As Jeannette K. Watson Fellows New York, NY, April 17, 2014 - Two John Jay College sophomores and one freshman have been chosen as part of the 2014 class of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellows, the prestigious educational-opportunity initiative sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. More

Undergraduate Jamel Love Accepted to Leadership Alliance's Summer Research Early Identification Program at Vanderbilt University New York, NY, April 16, 2014 - Jamel Love, a junior and political science major, was accepted into the Leadership Alliance's Summer Research Early Identification Program at Vanderbilt University. The Program will partner Love with a faculty member from the Political Science Department for a 10-week summer research and professional development program. More

Rossana Rosado Joins John Jay Faculty As Distinguished Lecturer New York, NY, April 11, 2014 - Rossana Rosado, the former Publisher and CEO of El Diario-La Prensa, the nation’s oldest Spanish-language newspaper, has been named as a Distinguished Lecturer in John Jay College’s Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies. Rosado, who will join the John Jay faculty beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, will teach a course on Latina/os in the United States.
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Professor Eugene O’Donnell Discusses on MSNBC's “The Last Word” The Need For Additional Police Training New York, NY, April 3, 2014 - Eugene O'Donnell, as lecturer in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration discussed with Lawrence O’Donnell the police shooting of a homeless man and the mayor's request for additional funding for police training in Albuquerque New Mexico on MSNBC's "The Last Word." More

Academic Advisement Center Receives NASPA Leadership Development Program Award for their Peer Advisor Program New York, NY, April 1, 2014 - Professor and Senior Director Sumaya Villanueva, Senior Academic Advisor & Coordinator of the Peer Advisor Program Brenda Valentin and their team at John Jay’s Academic Advisement Center received the NASPA Leadership Development Program Award for their Peer Advisor Program. More

Professor Jessica Gordon Nembhard’s New Book Explores Black Cooperative Economics and Civil Rights New York, NY, March 31, 2014 - Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice by Professor Jessica Gordon Nembhard in the Department of Africana Studies will be published in April 2014 by The Pennsylvania State University Press. More

Ann Jacobs of the Prisoner Reentry Institute Quoted on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show New York, NY, March 31, 2014 - Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute, was quoted by Jane McManus, a reporter for ESPN, on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show in regard to Michael Vick’s return to football with the New York Jets. More

John Jay College Hosted the 2014 Latina Researchers Conference New York, NY , March 31, 2014 - In response to the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced social and behavioral science degrees, STEM degrees, or in advanced research and academic positions, the Latina Research Network (LRN) – headed by Professor Silvia L. Mazzula – will hold the 2014 Latina Researchers Conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on April 3-5. More

First Annual HISPA Youth Conference in NYC, Co-hosted by Latina Researchers Network, Held April 4 at John Jay New York, NY, March 28, 2014 - Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA), with the support of the Latina Researchers Network (LRN), will host the first annual HISPA Youth Conference in New York City on April 4. More

Professor Sara McDougall Receives Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Princeton New York, NY, March 28, 2014 - Professor Sara McDougall in the Department of History has received a Mellon Fellowship at the School for Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University for the 2014-2015 academic year. More

Professor Belinda Rincón Selected for University of Notre Dame’s Young Scholars Symposium New York, NY, March 27, 2014 - Professor Belinda Rincón in the Latin American and Latina/o Studies and English Departments was chosen as one of six participants in the inaugural class of the Young Scholars Symposium organized by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
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Professor Maria Hartwig Quoted in New York Times Article About Deception Detection New York, NY, March 24, 2014 - Professor Maria Hartwig in the Department of Psychology was quoted in The New York Times article, “At Airports, a Misplaced Faith in Body Language,” written by John Tierney. The article discusses the unsupported yet widespread belief within public discourse regarding body language as an indication of deception. More

Associate Dean Larry Sullivan’s New Book on Jewish Gangsters Featured in New York Times New York, NY, March 21, 2014 - Larry Sullivan, associate dean and chief librarian at John Jay, discussed his new book, The Brownsville Boys: Jewish Gangsters of Murder, Inc., in a New York Times profile. More

President Jeremy Travis Quoted in New York Times Profile on Nassau DA Kathleen Rice New York, NY, March 21, 2014 - President Jeremy Travis was quoted in a New York Times article about Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice who is running for Congress to represent southwestern Nassau in the House of Representative. More

Trustee Alan Siegel establishes The Siegel Fellowship in Strategic and Non-Profit Communication at John Jay New York, NY, March 20, 2014 - Alan Siegel, President and CEO of Siegelvision and a member of John Jay’s Board of Trustees, recently announced the establishment of The Siegel Fellowship in Strategic and Non-Profit Communication at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. More

Professor Jessica Gordon Nembhard Discussed Co-ops and Civil Rights in Colorlines Article New York, NY, March 18, 2014 - Jessica Gordon Nembhard, a political economist and associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies, is featured in a Colorlines.com article about the history of cooperative economic enterprises and the civil rights movement in the U.S. More

John Jay Researchers Collaborated on Sex Trade Study Featured in the New York Times New York, NY, March 13, 2014 - The New York Times recently published an article titled “In-Depth Report Details Economics of Sex Trade” about a new study on the underground commercial sex economy in U.S. cities. More

Campaign for the Future of Justice Reaches Its $50M Target New York, NY, March 12, 2014 - One year ahead of schedule, John Jay’s Campaign for the Future of Justice has reached its $50-million fundraising goal, President Jeremy Travis announced March 11. More

John Jay’s Latest Hero Alumnus New York, NY, March 4, 2014 - New York City Police Officer David Roussine, a John Jay alumnus, and his patrol partner saved the life of an unconscious 15-month-old girl on March 1.
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Symposium Examines Impact of Stop, Question & Frisk Strategy on Crime New York, NY, March 3, 2014 - The New York City Police Department has received considerable public attention for its use of stop, question and frisk (SQF) tactics, which proponents claim is responsible for much or all of New York City’s ongoing crime decline. Few studies, however, have examined the validity of that claim. More

Professor Jeffrey Kroessler Op-Eds on Landmark Preservation Published in New York Daily News & New York Observer New York, NY, March 3, 2014 - Associate Professor Jeffrey Kroessler, head of circulation, reference and instruction for the Lloyd George Sealy Library at John Jay, published “The Historic Districts Council Says the City's Historic Districts are Not to Blame for the Shortage of Affordable Housing,” in the New York Daily News and “Preservation Pays! REBNY’S Campaign Against Landmark Protection Is Misguided,” in the New York Observer.
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Professor Edward Paulino Interviewed on NPR on the Shared History and Music of Haiti and the Dominican Republic New York, NY, February 27, 2014 - Assistant Professor Edward Paulino of the History Department discusses the cultural and musical relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on NPR’s Alt.Latino. More

Prisoner Reentry Institute’s Report on Three-Quarter Houses Cited in Al Jazeera America New York, NY, February 25, 2014 - Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute and principle investigator of a report John Jay recently published on three-quarter houses was quoted in the Al Jazeera America article, “The dangerous zone between a halfway house and freedom,” by Maura Ewing. More

Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky Quoted in Baltimore Sun on Consequences of Backlog in DNA Analysis New York, NY, February 24, 2014 - Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky, chair of the Department of Sciences, was quoted in an article by Justin Fenton titled, “Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape,” in The Baltimore Sun. The article discusses the inefficacy of prosecuting rapists due to a backlog in DNA analysis. More

John Jay Forensic Science Faculty Featured on Al Jazeera America “TechKnow” New York, NY, February 21, 2014 - Faculty members in the Department of Sciences were interview by Al Jazeera America’s TechKnow for a program the will showcase John Jay’s forensic science program and their research on new technology that will enhance forensic investigations. More

Professor Preeti Chauhan Published in The New York Times’ “Room for Debate” New York, NY, February 20, 2014 - Professor Preeti Chauhan in the Department of Psychology had her opinion piece, “Systemic Changes Are Necessary,” published in The New York Times “Room for Debate” on February 19, 2014. More

NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to Push for Expanded Legal Remedies for Exonerees New York, NY, February 20, 2014 - New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, speaking at a program on “Life After Exoneration” sponsored by John Jay College’s Prisoner Reentry Institute, said he would propose legislation to make it easier for those who are wrongfully convicted of a crime, imprisoned and subsequently exonerated to pursue claims for damages against the state. More

Professor Silvia Mazzula Receives Prestigious Grants to Diversify Academia New York, NY, February 18, 2014 - Professor Silvia Mazzula in the Department of Psychology, who is committed to increasing diversity in academia particularly for Latino women, is the recipient of prestigious grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology to further advance opportunities and community for underrepresented scholars and researchers. More

Professor Lisandro Perez Quoted in Miami Herald Article on Cultural Aspects of Cuban-Americans. New York, NY, February 18, 2014 - Professor Lisandro Pérez and chair of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies was quoted in the Miami Herald article titled, “Tiger Mom Amy Chua Roars with New Controversial Book About ‘America’s Elite,’” by Glenn Garvin. More

Professor Martin Horn’s “Letter to the Editor”on the Mentally Ill Behind Bars Published in NY Times New York, NY, February 18, 2014 - Distinguished Lecturer Martin F. Horn, a former New York City correction commissioner, opined in a February 15 letter to The New York Times on the challenges posed by mentally ill inmates in the prison system, and the opportunity offered by the Affordable Care Act to redress systemic failings. More

Alumnus Richard Piszczatowski’s Path to Medical School: The Many Faces of a John Jay Science Degree New York, NY, February 18, 2014 - When Richard Piszczatowski (BS ’11) originally decided to attend John Jay, he had envisioned himself as a medical examiner, conducting autopsies and determining cause of death among many other responsibilities. However, after he volunteered at a local hospital, he realized that his true passion lay with the health and well-being of living patients. More

Professor David Brotherton Appointed as Distinguished CUNY Fellow New York, NY, February 14, 2014 - David Brotherton, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, received a position as a Distinguished CUNY Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate School and University Center. Brotherton’s appointment as a Fellow will begin in Spring 2015 and some of his activities will include working with doctoral students in a research seminar and presentencing a paper on his research to the fellowship seminar. More

For John Jay Student-Athlete, Study Abroad Is a Life-Changing Experience New York, NY, February 13, 2014 - While most John Jay students were relaxing and recharging their batteries during the end-of-semester break in January, sophomore Katelyn Davis was one of 15 ambitious undergraduates who spent an intensive three weeks in Morocco as part of a winter-session study abroad adventure. More

Adjunct Professor Joseph Giacalone Cited in CNN.com Article on Heroin Death Investigations New York, NY, February 11, 2014 - John Jay College adjunct professor Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD detective commander, told CNN.com recently that the police response to the drug-related death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is in some respects typical, with some such deaths consuming more police resources and yielding faster results than others. More

Professor Rosemary Barberet Selected as Editor of the Division of Women and Crime’s (DWC) Journal, Feminist Criminology New York, NY, February 10, 2014 - Professor Rosemary Barberet of the Sociology Department and director of the Master of Arts Degree Program in International Crime & Justice was selected as the new editor for the Division of Women and Crime’s journal, Feminist Criminology. Her term will begin this summer. More

Activist Performers “Pussy Riot” Bring Human Rights Campaign to John Jay New York, NY, February 10, 2014 - Freed barely a month ago after spending two years in the Russian penal system, two of that country’s foremost political dissidents – Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova and Maria (Masha) Alyokhina of the punk ensemble Pussy Riot – brought their campaign for human rights and prison reform to John Jay College of Criminal Justice on February 6. More

Professor Maria Hartwig’s Study on Lie Detection in the Financial Industry Featured in the Huffington Post New York, NY, February 4, 2014 - As study by Associate Professor Maria Hartwig of the Department of Psychology is cited in a Huffington Post article titled “Taming the Wolves of Wall Street.”
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John Jay Remembers the Late Pete Seeger New York, NY, January 31, 2014 - There are “fierce advocates for justice,” and then there’s Pete Seeger, the folk music icon and activist who died January 27 at age 94. For eight decades, Seeger traveled the United States and the world with his banjo and guitar, using the power of music to fight for racial, economic, political, criminal, social, environmental, artistic and cultural justice. More

Distinguished Lecturer Tanya Coke, Expert in Public School Discipline Policies, Receives $550,000 Grant from Atlantic Philanthropies New York, NY, January 28, 2014 - In September 2013, John Jay added to its roster of noted faculty scholars with the appointment of Distinguished Lecturer Tanya Coke in the Department of Public Management. Coke is a civil rights lawyer whose work has helped to spur a national movement to reduce school suspensions and transform public school disciplinary policies. More

Research and Evaluation Center Receives $3 Million to Evaluate Gun-Violence Reduction Model New York, NY, January 24, 2014 - The Research and Evaluation (R&E) Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice has received a grant of nearly $3 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate the efficacy and outcomes of the “Cure Violence” model of gun-violence reduction. More

Professor Barry Latzer’s Op-ed on the Inconsistent Relationship Between Economics and Crime Published in the Los Angeles Times New York, NY, January 24, 2014 - Professor Barry Latzer of the Department of Criminal Justice recently published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, "Do Hard Times Spark More Crime?,." In the article, he explains that “U.S. history does not support economic explanations for the rise or fall of violent crime.” More

Professor Ric Curtis’s Research on Forced Marriages Featured in Al Jazeera America Article New York, NY, January 23, 2014 - Professor Ric Curtis in the Department of Anthropology is featured in an Al Jazeera America article titled, “Till Death Do Us Part: The Forgotten U.S. Victims of Forced Marriage” by Alyana Alfaro. More

Rick Raemisch, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections, and Piper Kerman, author of "Orange is the New Black," to Speak at John Jay College New York, NY, January 22, 2014 - Rick Raemisch, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections and James Craig, Chief of the Detroit Police Department head the list of speakers at the Ninth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, 2014. More

Professor David Kennedy Examines the Reasons for Nationwide Homicide Decline, in a Column for The Huffington Post New York, NY, January 22, 2014 - Professor David M. Kennedy, Director of John Jay College’s Center on Crime Prevention and Control, published a guest commentary in The Huffington Post on January 21, “The Story Behind the Nation’s Falling Body County,” in which he explores reasons for declines in the homicide rates in many major cities. More

Professor Samantha Majic Named to Political Science Journal’s Editorial Board New York, NY, January 22, 2014 - Assistant Professor Samantha Majic of the Department of Political Science has been appointed to the editorial board of Perspectives on Politics, one of three peer-reviewed journals published by the American Political Science Association. More

Professor Raúl Rubio’s New Book Explores Cuban National Identity and the Worldwide Fascination with the City of Havana New York, NY, January 17, 2014 - Professor Raúl Rubio of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has published La Habana: cartografías culturales (Aduana Vieja, 2013), a Spanish language volume on the subject of his expertise, the city of Havana. More

Paul Kelly, John Jay’s Award-Winning Filmmaker New York, NY, January 17, 2014 - Paul Kelly, an Assistant Registrar at John Jay, is making a name for himself on the silver screen. His latest short film, “My Day,” recently won the Award of Excellence in the Accolade Competition, La Jolla, CA, and the film’s co-star, veteran actress Judith Roberts, won the competition’s award for Leading Actress.
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The Sarasota Herald-Tribune and South Florida Sun Sentinel Win 2014 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards New York, NY, January 15, 2014 - Jeremy Travis, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that David McSwane of theSarasota Herald-Tribune and Megan O’Matz and John Maines of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2013-2014  Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. More

Cara Tabachnick of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice Publishes Article on Failed 911 Calls in The Guardian New York, NY, January 15, 2014 - Deputy Director Cara Tabachnick of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice published an article in The Guardian entitled, “We teach US kids to dial 911 for help, but too often that doesn't work,” on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. More

The Center for Private Security and Safety and the Newtown School District Continue Collaboration New York, NY, January 13, 2014 - As part of the continuing collaboration between John Jay's Center for Private Security and Safety and the Newtown Public School District in Connecticut, on December 18, 2013, key emergency management members from across the school district came together to continue to strengthen their preparedness for potential disasters. More

Professor John Gutierrez’s Op-Ed on Newly Elected NYC Council Speaker Published in El Diario/La Prensa New York, NY, January 10, 2014 - Assistant Professor John Gutiérrez’s op-ed on the historic election of Melissa Mark Viverito as the first Latina Speaker of the New York City Council was published in El Diario/La Prensa. More

Adjunct Professor Joseph Giacalone Applies Experience & Insight to Homicide Rate Drop New York, NY, January 7, 2014 - Adjunct Professor Joseph Giacalone of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration has been quoted prominently in New York news media on issues pertaining to the ongoing drop in homicides in the city. More

President Travis Quoted in The New York Times article on Departing Police Commissioner Kelly New York, NY, January 6, 2014 - President Jeremy Travis was quoted in a recent New York Times article titled, “Kelly, Flinching a Bit, Looks Back with Head High,” by Michael Powell and William K. Rashbaum. The article offers pertinent insight about Commissioner Kelly’s tenure as head of the New York City Police Department. More

‪Professor Daniel Feldman’s New Book Discusses Indispensable Function of the Government Watchdog New York, NY, January 6, 2014 -  Professor Daniel L. Feldman in the Department of Public Management and David R. Eichenthal wield their 40 plus years of experience in federal, state and local government and criminal justice research to show how average citizens can function as effective watchdogs against government fraud and abuse in their seminal new book, The Art of the Watchdog: Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in Government. More

Professor Gerald Markowitz Helps Secure Landmark Ruling Against Lead Paint Industry New York, NY, December 20, 2013 - The efforts of Distinguished Professor Gerald Markowitz have helped lead to a landmark $1.1-billion judgment in which three major companies were ordered to pay to have lead paint removed from millions of older homes in a number of California cities. More

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis named The Crime Report’s Person of the Year New York, NY, December 19, 2013 - Ed Davis, who led the Boston Police Department during the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and steered one of the biggest manhunts ever mounted on U.S. soil, has been selected by The Crime Report readers as our criminal justice “Person of the Year.” More

Professor Claudia Calirman Receives Prestigious 2013 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant New York, NY, December 17, 2013 - Assistant Professor Claudia Calirman in the Department of Art & Music was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant to write her second book titled, A Study from the Margins: Female Practices in Brazil and Chile. More

Faculty Member Claudia Zuluaga’s Novel Praised in New York Times Book Review New York, NY, December 17, 2013 - English Lecturer Claudia Zuluaga’s debut novel, Fort Starlight, that was hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “absorbingly, expertly written,” was recently reviewed in The New York Times Book Review on December 15, 2014. More

Boston Marathon Bombing Is the Top Criminal Justice News Story of 2013 New York, NY, December 16, 2013 - The terrorist bombing that rocked the Boston Marathon in April, killing three people and injuring 183 others, was the top criminal justice news story of 2013, according to the annual survey conducted by The Crime Report. More

Professor John DeCarlo Quoted in the "Santa Fe New Mexican" About the Overuse of Amber Alerts New York, NY, December 9, 2013 - Professor John DeCarlo in the Department of Law, Police Science and Justice Administration was quoted in an article published in the Santa Fe New Mexican titled, “Overuse, False Alarms Threaten Impact of Amber Alert,” by Chris Quintana which was also picked up by the Associated Press. More

Professor Nathan H. Lents Interviewed About DNA Evidence on CBS’s "48 Hours" New York, NY, December 9, 2013 - Professor Nathan Lents in the Department of Sciences commented on the defense’s explanation of DNA evidence presented in the Redding murder case featured in CBS’s 48 Hours entitled, “The Murder of Juliana Redding: A Hollywood Whodunit.” More

Students Pack 20,000 Meals for Each of John Jay’s Stop Hunger Now Events New York, NY, December 9, 2013 - According to Oxfam – and international organization focused on combatting poverty, as of 2010, 925 million people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger. This number is greater than the population of the European Union, Canada, and the United States combined. Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. More

Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin Cited in "The New Yorker" Article about Interrogations Techniques New York, NY, December 9, 2013 - Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin in the Department of Psychology was cited in an entitled, “The Interview,” article by Douglas Starr in the December 9 issue of The New Yorker. The article discusses various strategies used by police and private investigators to conduct interrogations. More

Professor Martin Horn Discussed Boot Camp Prisons with "Al Jazeera America" New York, NY, December 9, 2013 - Professor Martin Horn of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was quoted in a recent Al Jazeera America article about boot camp prison and New York state's Shock Incarceration Program. More

From Pressing Crime Problems to Innovative Student Exchanges, Professor Serguei Cheloukhine Keeps His Eye on Former Soviet Republics New York, NY, December 6, 2013 - In the 20-plus years since the breakup of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, new problems have arisen in and spread from the former Soviet republics — most prominently, terrorism and transnational organized crime. John Jay Associate Professor Serguei Cheloukhine is one who has the pulse of these nagging crime problems, and he has been sharing his unique perspective in new presentations on the global stage and newly published works. More

Adjunct Professor Nicholas Petraco Featured in New York Times article on Authenticity of Pollock Painting New York, NY, November 26, 2013 - Adjunct Professor Nicholas Petraco who teaches in the Department of Sciences was quoted in the New York Times front page story, “A Real Pollock? On This, Art and Science Collide,” written by Patricia Cohen. Petraco is a retired NYPD detective and forensics specialist who is applying his knowledge and experience of evidence collection and analysis to determine the authenticity of authorship for major artwork. More

Jeffrey Butts, Director of the Research and Evaluation Center, Speaks About “Knockout Game” With Several Media Outlets Including WNYC, The New York Times and CBS This Morning New York, NY, November 26, 2013 - Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, was interviewed on the WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and by the Associated Press, about the growing phenomenon of the “Knockout Game” – a street trend involving young people assaulting strangers by a knockout punch. Butts discusses the patterns behind this trend and how it's being reported by the media. More

Professor Emeritus Peter De Forest and Adjunct Lecturer Peter Diaczuk Quoted in New York Times Article and PBS’s Frontline Video New York, NY, November 26, 2013 - Peter De Forest, Professor Emeritus, and adjunct faculty member, Peter Diaczuk, both in the Department of Sciences are quoted in the New York Times article, “Two Gunshots on a Summer Night,” written by Walt Bogdanich and Glenn Silber. More

Professor Marilyn Rubin Featured in NY Daily News Column about Her Recent Report on Corporate Tax Credits New York, NY, November 26, 2013 - Professor Marilyn Rubin of the Department of Public Management is featured in Bill Hammond’s New York Daily News column about a recent report on corporate tax credits that she co-authored with Donald Boyd of the Rockefeller Institute of Government for New York State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission. More

Professor Kobilinsky Ranked Among Nation’s Best in DNA Analysis by forensicscolleges.com New York, NY, November 25, 2013 - Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky, chair of the John Jay Department of Sciences, has been cited as one of the nation’s top 15 DNA analysis professors by the Web site forensicscolleges.com. More

President Travis Named to Mayoral Transition Team New York, NY, November 22, 2013 - John Jay College President Jeremy Travis will be bringing his criminal justice experience and expertise to the incoming administration of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, as part of a 60-member transition committee announced on November 20. More

Professor Delores Jones-Brown Receives Prestigious Julius Debro Award New York, NY, November 20, 2013 - Professor Delores Jones-Brown of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration has been named the recipient of the prestigious Julius Debro Award presented by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime (DPCC). Jones-Brown will be honored at a symposium and awards luncheon hosted by the DPCC on Thursday, November 21. More

Professor Alisse Waterston Explores Her Father’s Life in "My Father’s Wars" – An Intimate Ethnography New York, NY, November 19, 2013 - By following the arc of her father’s experiences in My Father’s Wars: Migration Memory and the Violence of a Century, Professor Waterston attempts to understand the powerful forces of war and genocide, and compassion, survival and... More

Professor Nathan Lents is Interviewed on CCTV about Arafat’s Autopsy Results New York, NY, November 19, 2013 - Nathan Lents, Deputy Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Sciences, was interviewed on CCTV about the results of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s autopsy conducted by Swiss scientists which revealed evidence that Arafat may have been exposed to polonium – a radioactive element that can be lethal if ingested.
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Professor Luis Barrios and John Jay Student Discuss Immigration and Deportation on NY1’s Pura Politica New York, NY, November 19, 2013 - Professor Luis Barrios of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, John Jay adjunct lecturer and doctoral student Shirley Leyro, and undergraduate student and “dreamer” Danyeli Rodriguez were interviewed about immigration reform by Juan Benitez on NY1 Notcias “Pura Politica.” More

John Jay Mourns the Loss of Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology New York, NY, November 19, 2013 - Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2013. More

Professor Charles Nemeth Helps Build Bridges with Turkey New York, NY, November 19, 2013 - Professor and Chairperson Charles Nemeth in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management delivered two lectures at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul Turkey this summer. The lectures are an integral step in establishing relationships with Turkey. More

Author of Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman, to Receive 2014 Justice Trailblazer Award New York, NY, November 15, 2013 - John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime & Justice will bestow the 2014 Justice Trailblazer Award on Piper Kerman, whose 2010 best-selling memoir was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, adapted by Jenji Kohan, creator of Weeds. Orange is the New Black has been lauded by The New Yorker, People Magazine, and The New York Times. The Washington Post called it “The Best TV Show about Prison Ever Made.” More

El Diario La Prensa Profile on Rossana Rosado Features Quote from President Jeremy Travis New York, NY, November 15, 2013 - President Jeremy Travis is quoted in a profile about Rosanna Rosado’s career and recent departure as the longtime Publisher and CEO of El Diario La Prensa. Rosado is a Trustee of the John Jay College Foundation. More

President Jeremy Travis and Student Veterans Celebrate Veterans Day with Ring of NASDAQ Opening Bell New York, NY, November 14, 2013 - In commemoration of Veterans Day, President Jeremy Travis rang the opening bell at NASDAQ OMX Stock Market. At President Travis’ side were John Jay student veterans, John Jay board of trustee members, including Chair Jules Kroll, Peter Beshar, Chair of the Veterans Committee of the Board, and Jim McCann, and representatives from companies participating in John Jay’s Veterans Corporate Roundtable and veteran-friendly corporations listed on NASDAQ. More

Professor Lisandro Perez Hailed as Outstanding Latino by El Diario La Prensa New York, NY, November 14, 2013 - Professor Lisandro Perez, Chair of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 “Premio El” award, a recognition given annually by El Diario La Prensa to the most outstanding men in the Latino community. More

For the Second Year in a Row, John Jay Is Ranked ‘Best for Vets’ New York, NY, November 11, 2013 - John Jay College’s status as a “Best for Vets” institution took on enhanced luster in the latest national rankings of 600 universities by Military Times EDGE magazine, which lists John Jay as #16 nationally, up from#37, tops among all New York City colleges and universities, and the only City University campus to make the list. More

Professor Jodie Roure Quoted in NY Times Article About the NYC Screening of “Por Amor en el Caserio” at John Jay New York, NY, November 11, 2013 - Associate Professor Jodie Roure is quoted in a New York Times article titled “Film on Love and Gang War in Puerto Rico Is Coming to New York” about the New York City debut of “Por Amor en el Caserio.” Recently released in Puerto Rico, “Por Amor” depicts life in a crime-ridden public housing complex in San Juan and centers on the budding romance between two young residents of the caserio, Crystal and Angelo. More

John Jay’s Fulbright Scholars Distinguished in The Chronicle of Higher Education New York, NY, November 8, 2013 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice was named in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list “Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars by Type of Institution, 2012-13” for two awards. More

Report Details Challenges and Successes of Individuals with Criminal Histories Pursuing Higher Education New York, NY, November 7, 2013 - The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report today, titled Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring, based on a Participatory Action Research study conducted by Michelle Fine, Alexis Halkovic (CUNY Graduate Center) and a team of research assistants. The report explores the lived experiences of people with criminal justice histories as they attend and contemplate enrolling in college. More

John Jay Scores at the Polls, as Alumni Gain City- and Borough-Wide Offices New York, NY, November 7, 2013 - Four John Jay College alumni were elected to significant political offices on Election Day, November 5, including the first female Mayor of Rochester, NY. More

Professors Moller and Dreisinger Bring Therapy Through Theater to Female Inmates in Thailand New York, NY, November 5, 2013 - Two John Jay professors traveled to Thailand this past summer to lead a workshop at the tough yet progressive Ratchaburi Central Prison, where they used sociodrama to involve the incarcerated women in developing scenarios based on situations and conflicts they may encounter. More

Professor Adam Berlin’s Award-Winning New Novel, Both Members of the Club, Explores Boxing, Friendship and the Nature of Conflict New York, NY, November 5, 2013 - English professor Adam Berlin’s new novel about boxing, Both Members of the Club, published by Texas Review Press and winner of the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize, is hailed as “astonishingly personal and touching. Berlin displays and dramatizes the physical ordeal of training, of boxing, and offered it without romance, without ideal, but also without apology.” More

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to Highlight 2014 Convocation New York, NY, November 4, 2013 - Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court will be the featured speaker at a Convocation in September 2014 to launch the College’s 50th anniversary celebration, President Jeremy Travis revealed in his State of the College address on November 4. More

Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall and Her Students Meet Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan New York, NY, November 1, 2013 - John Jay students met Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Gloria J. Browne-Marshall of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration provided access to this invitation-only event where former Solicitors General Drew Days and Paul Clemente joined Justice Kagen and retired Judge Judith Kaye to reveal their thoughts about working as the nation's lawyer trying cases before the highest Court. More

Professor Glenn Corbett Tapped to Head Philadelphia Advisory Commission New York, NY, November 1, 2013 - The professional reputation of John Jay Professor Glenn Corbett has caught the attention of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, who has appointed Corbett to chair a Special Independent Advisory Commission to review and evaluate the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections. More

Junior Angy Rivera Fiercely Advocates for Undocumented Youth New York, NY, October 30, 2013 - For junior Angy Rivera, whose major is Culture and Deviance Studies with a minor in Human Services, her path to graduation has been, as she describes it, a roller coaster. In addition to the typical challenges of being a student and planning one’s future, Rivera’s college life is undermined by an all-encompassing issue: she is one of tens of thousands of young people living in this country who are undocumented. More

Professor Gulinello Receives the 2013 ASIS International Presidential Award of Merit New York, NY, October 30, 2013 - Joseph J. Gulinello, Adjunct Professor of the Security, Fire and Emergency Management Department, received the 2013 ASIS International Presidential Award of Merit. The award was presented by President Geoffrey Craighead on September 24 at the networking luncheon of the Annual Conference in Chicago. The conference was attended by more than 25,000 security professionals representing more than 100 countries throughout the world. More

Professor Hartwig Tells Financial Advisors: Spotting a Liar isn't Easy New York, NY, October 29, 2013 - Associate Professor of Psychology Maria Hartwig, an expert in the detection of deception and lying, is cited in an article on the Web site financial-planning.com in which she discusses the difficulty of spotting falsehoods. More

Professor Trimbur Looks at Social Dynamics of World-Famous Gleason’s Gym in Come Out Swinging New York, NY, October 29, 2013 - Assistant Professor of Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies Program Lucia Trimbur’s new book, Come Out Swinging, is the culmination of twelve years of research on one of Trimbur’s lifelong passions: boxing. As a runner on her college track team, Trimbur and her team would regularly watch big fights and follow major fighters.
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Professor Claudia Zuluaga New Novel Delves into Life’s Obstacles and the Strength of Community New York, NY, October 25, 2013 - English Professor Claudia Zuluaga’s debut novel, Fort Starlight, is hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “absorbingly, expertly written.” Set in the swampy wetlands of south Florida, the novel explores the unexpected ebb and flow of people’s lives when their dreams and expectations are thwarted. More

Professor Edward Paulino Quoted in The New York Times About Citizenship Status of Haitians in the Dominican Republic New York, NY, October 24, 2013 - Professor Edward Paulino in the History Department was quoted in an article on the front page of The New York Times, titled, “Dominicans of Haitian Descent Cast Into Legal Limbo by Court,” by Randal C. Archibold. The article discusses the controversial Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court ruling that the children of undocumented Haitian migrants will no longer be entitled to citizenship. More

Professor Mangai Natarajan is Quoted in Reuters Article on Women Police in Pakistan New York, NY, October 22, 2013 - Professor Mangai Natarajan in the Department of Criminal Justice was interviewed for an article by Reuters titled, “Pakistan's Women Police Fight Criminals, Militants and Scorn,” by Katharine Houreld. The article examines how women police in Pakistan combat sexual discrimination in the workplace and in the community.
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Doctoral Student Megan Welsh Receives Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice New York, NY, October 18, 2013 - Megan Welsh, who is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the John Jay/CUNY PhD Program in Criminal Justice, received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice. The $30,000 fellowship will fund the writing of her dissertation and the dissemination of her findings. More

Report Details Unsafe and Exploitative Conditions in Three-Quarter Houses in New York City New York, NY, October 17, 2013 - The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report today, titled Three-Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside, based on a study of tenants in a little-seen underground housing system. In collaboration with MFY Legal Services and Neighbors Together, PRI conducted focus groups and interviews with tenants of Three-Quarter Houses. More

Professor Kimberly Helmer Wins Center for Advancement in Teaching Scholar-in-Residence Award New York, NY, October 16, 2013 - Professor Kimberly Helmer in the Department of English is the recipient of the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence Award in the Center for Advancement in Teaching (CAT). The grant will allow Helmer to build upon ethnographic research she conducted in high school classes with students of Mexican-origin. More

Professor James Mulvaney Analyzes Capitol Shooting Incident in Washington Post Op-Ed New York, NY, October 11, 2013 - Adjunct Professor James Mulvaney’s article “Miriam Carey Didn’t Have to Die: Police Need Better Training in Mental Illness,” was published in the opinion section of The Washington Post on October 10. The commentary analyzes the recent police shooting near the Capitol of a woman who turned out to be mentally ill. More

Water Exercise Techniques New York, NY, October 10, 2013 - W.E.T.s FOR Vets (Water Exercise Techniques) was created by Dr. Jane Katz, of the department of Health & Physical Education. According to Dr. Katz, “This new program helps to practice a holistic mind, body, and spiritual wellness to our veteran population." More

Professor Amy Green Brings Theater to a Country Devastated by Genocide New York, NY, October 9, 2013 - Professor Amy Green, Deputy Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, brought the transformational power of theater to war-torn Rwanda on a three-week research trip this past summer. More

Dreamers Club President Mehdi Mahraoui and Student Jairo Andres Lerma Featured in Al Jazeera America New York, NY, October 9, 2013 - John Jay senior Mehdi Mahraoui, who is the Dreamers’ Club President, junior and Criminal Justice major Jairo Andres Lerma and Director of Research Operations and faculty advisor of the Dreamers’ Club Dan Stageman were featured in the Al Jazeera America article entitled, “Growing Up Undocumented.” More

Alumna and John Jay-Vera Fellow Amanda Ingle Finds Her Ideal Job New York, NY, October 9, 2013 - Alumna Amanda Ingle and John Jay-Vera Fellow graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology. In 2012 she earned her master’s of social work from Hunter College, where she was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). More

Professor Eugene O'Donnell Discusses Capitol Shooting on MSNBC's Politics Nation & NPR’s All Things Considered New York, NY, October 8, 2013 - Eugene O’Donnell, a lecturer in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, was interviewed on MSNBC’s Politics Nation and NPR’s All Things Considered about a police-involved car chase and shooting of a Connecticut woman who tried to ram her car through a White House barrier in the Capitol. He discussed police protocols for use of deadly force. More

Professor Delores Jones-Brown Speaks on Stop-and-Frisk at Yeshiva University and Johns Hopkins University New York, NY, October 7, 2013 - 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. More

Prof. Matthew B. Johnson Op-Ed on Race, Sex and Wrongful Convictions Published in The Crime Report New York, NY, October 4, 2013 - The Crime Report published an op-ed by Associate Professor of Psychology Matthew B. Johnson titled “Race, Sex and Wrongful Convictions” about the disproportionate number of cases involving African-Americans wrongfully convicted of sexual assaults against whites. More

Professor Devin Harner’s Article About Publicists’ Influence on Journalism Published in PBS/MediaShift.org New York, NY, October 4, 2013 - Associate Professor Devin Harner's article, titled "Behind Putin’s Op-Ed and the Growing Power of Publicists", was recently published on PBS's MediaShift.org. The article examines the increasing impact of public relations on news reporting. More

Professor Martin Horn Quoted in Washington Post Article about Rikers Island New York, NY, October 3, 2013 - Professor Martin Horn of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was quoted in a recent Washington Post article about of the high cost of jailing inmates in New York City’s Rikers Island. More

John Jay’s Prison-to-College Pipeline featured in NY Business Journal New York, NY, October 3, 2013 - John Jay College’s Prison-to-College Pipeline program was featured in New York Business Journal in an article by Gary M. Stern entitled “John Jay College tries to help prisoners turn lives around” on October 1, 2013. The program aims to help inmates earn credits towards their college degree to facilitate their employment and reentry into society. More

U.S. News & World Report and The Crime Report Feature Q&A with Professor Evan Mandery on His Book, A Wild Justice New York, NY, October 3, 2013 - Professor Evan Mandery, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, was interviewed by U.S. News & World Report and The Crime Report about his new book A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America. More

Professors David Kennedy and Eugene O’Donnell Quoted in Time Magazine article on the Homicide Rate in NYC New York, NY, October 3, 2013 - Professors David Kennedy and Eugene O’Donnell were quoted in Time.com about the drop in the homicide rate in New York City. More

Professor Patricia Zapf in Psychology speaks at the National Criminal Defense Forum on Mental Health New York, NY, October 3, 2013 - Patricia A. Zapf, professor in the Department of Psychology, spoke at the National Criminal Defense Forum on Mental Health and the Law in Denver, CO on September 19-20. This was a two-day conference that was sponsored by Reilly Pozner LLP, a trial and litigation firm based in Denver, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) attended by over 350 criminal defense lawyers from all over the country as well as from Puerto Rico, Guam, and Japan. More

Amy Solomon, Senior Advisor, Department of Justice; and Hon. Robert Russell, Presiding Judge at Drug Treatment Courts of Buffalo, N.Y. to speak on correctional health care and the Affordable Care Act at John Jay College New York, NY, October 3, 2013 - Amy Solomon, U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Senior Advisor, and the Hon. Robert Russell, presiding judge of Buffalo, N.Y.’s Drug Treatment Courts and acting Erie County Court judge, head the list of speakers slated to examine how the Affordable Health Care Act will affect the criminal justice system at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, October 21 through Tuesday, October 22, 2013. More

John Jay Alumna Featured in The New Yorker New York, NY, September 26, 2013 - An article appeared in The New Yorker entitled, “Community Guns” by Ian Frazier featuring John Jay alumna, Shaina Harrison. Harrison is the program coordinator for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) which is a statewide advocacy group working to build public awareness of the devastating impact of gun violence in New York and across the U.S. More

John Jay’s Center for Private Security and Safety Provides Oversight to a Desktop Drill at Newtown Connecticut New York, NY, September 25, 2013 - As an outgrowth of the recent collaboration between John Jay’s Center for Private Security and Safety and the Newtown Public School District in Connecticut, key emergency management teams from across the Connecticut township came together to continue to strengthen their preparedness for potential disasters. More

Professor Mangai Natarajan Receives International Award for Excellence in Research on Improving Policing for Women New York, NY, September 25, 2013 - Professor Mangai Natarajan in the Department of Criminal Justice was the recipient of the Excellence in Policing Award sponsored by the Australasian Council of Women and Policing. She received the award at the 15th Annual Excellence in Policing Awards presentation dinner held as part of the 8 Australasian Women and Policing conference Making it Happen: Making it Last in Adelaide, Australia on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. More

John Jay Doctoral Students Are Recipients of National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grants New York, NY, September 20, 2013 - Jeff Kukucka and Amanda Nicholson, both students in the John Jay/CUNY PhD program in Psychology and Law, are the recipients of prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement Grants. More

Professor Mandery Discusses Death Penalty on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ New York, NY, September 19, 2013 - Professor Evan Mandery, author of the new book A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America, discussed the critically praised work on the NPR program “Fresh Air” on September 19. More

Professor Jonathan Jacobs’s Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Addresses the Importance of a Challenging Education New York, NY, September 17, 2013 - Professor Jonathan Jacobs, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Ethics, has written an op-ed titled “As Education Declines, So Does Civic Culture” published in The Wall Street Journal. More

WATCH Professor John Gutierrez Discuss the NYC Primary Election on Univision Noticias 41 New York, NY, September 13, 2013 - Professor John Gutiérrez in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies appeared on Univision Noticias 41’s evening Spanish-language newscast to discuss the New York City Primary Day Election results and potential runoff. More

John Jay Alumni Win Primary Election Bids New York, NY, September 11, 2013 - John Jay alumni Kenneth Thompson (BA ’89) and Scott Stringer (BA ’86) won their primary election races on the September 10. Thompson won the Democratic primary for Kings County District Attorney and Stringer won the Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller. More

John Jay Alumna Receives Prestigious NYC Fellowship in Mayor’s Office New York, NY, September 11, 2013 - Nayanny Bello, an international student from the Dominican Republic who graduated in May 2013 with a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Administration and Planning, will begin her New York City Fellowship in the Mayor’s Office this fall. More

Faculty Member Publishes Seminal Book on the Death Penalty New York, NY, September 10, 2013 - Professor Evan Mandery tells the story of America’s ambivalent relationship with capital punishment in his sixth book, A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America, published by W.W. Norton. More

Professor Adam Berlin’s Non-Fiction Piece on the Freedom Tower Published in the New York Press New York, NY, September 6, 2013 - Professor Adam Berlin in the Department of English had his a non-fiction piece published in the New York Press titled, “Walking to the Freedom Tower.” More

Professor Natalie Sokoloff’s Op-ed on Prison Education Published in the Baltimore Sun New York, NY, September 5, 2013 - Professor Emerita of Sociology Natalie Sokoloff has weighed in forcefully on the issue of prison education, writing in a recent Baltimore Sun op-ed that post-secondary education can help incarcerated people lead “humane and critically examined lives.” More

John Jay Co-Sponsors Conference on Criminal Justice Reform in Beijing New York, NY, September 4, 2013 - President Jeremy Travis and eight members of John Jay College faculty attended the Fifth International Forum on Contemporary Criminal Law: Contemporary Punishment Reform co-hosted by John Jay College and Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China, from August 17-18. More

NY1’s Errol Louis Touts John Jay’s MPA Inspector General Program in Daily News Op-Ed on Public Safety Issues New York, NY, August 29, 2013 - John Jay College’s Master of Public Administration–Inspector General program has received a “shout out” from veteran New York City newsman and commentator Errol Louis, who wrote in a New York Daily News op-ed that the city’s next mayor should tap into the expertise of John Jay faculty. More

Peer Ambassador Leadership Program Earns National Recognition New York, NY, August 29, 2013 - John Jay’s Peer Ambassador Leadership Program has been formally recognized as a national “best practice,” following its recent selection as a recipient of the Spotlight Series Award for Influences on Student Learning by NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. More

JOHN JAY STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO LAW SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY New York, NY, August 28, 2013 - Students who participated in John Jay’s Pre Law Institute are being accepted at law schools across the country.  From Georgetown Law School to Berkeley Law School in California, 25 John Jay’s Pre Law Institute (PLI) graduates have been accepted at 45 law schools. More

Professor Evan Mandery’s New Book “A Wild Justice” Featured on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show and The New York Times New York, NY, August 27, 2013 - Evan Mandery, chair and professor of the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay, was recently interviewed on WNYC Radio’s The Leonard Lopate Show
about his new book A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America. More

Professor Adam Berlin to Publish Post-9/11 Novel That Explores Grief New York, NY, August 27, 2013 - Associate Professor Adam Berlin’s post-9/11 novel, The Number of Missing, which will be available November 15 from Spuyten Duyvil press, examines the nature of loss through the events and tragedy of 9/11. More

Professor Charles Nemeth Speaks in Turkey on Security Management New York, NY, August 27, 2013 - Professor and Chairperson Charles Nemeth in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management was invited to deliver two lectures at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul Turkey this summer. More

CUNY Service Corps Matching Fair Held at John Jay College New York, NY, August 26, 2013 - The CUNY Service Corps held its first event at John Jay College in August. The employer/student Matching Fair drew a full house of eager students, employers and staff members. More

Two John Jay Faculty Members Featured in The New York Times’s “Room for Debate” New York, NY, August 23, 2013 - Professor Delores Jones-Brown, Director of the John Jay College Center on Race, Crime and Justice and Professor Maria Haberfeld, chairperson, both in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice were featured in The New York Times’s “Room for Debate” in the Opinion Pages. More

Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall’s Op-ed Depicts the Trayvon Martin Case as an Agent for Action New York, NY, August 21, 2013 - Professor Gloria Browne Marshall, Associate Professor of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, outlines a call to action in the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict in an op-ed titled “In the Name of Trayvon: Turn Grieving Into Action.” More

Professor Jonathan Gray Interviews Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis About His New Book New York, NY, August 20, 2013 - Jonathan Gray, Associate Professor of English, recently interviewed Rep. John Lewis (D, Ga.) for Entertainment Weekly about the new graphic novel, March: Book One, which chronicles the Congressman’s experiences as a leading civil right activist. Written by Lewis and his staffer, Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell, March is part one of a trilogy from Top Shelf Productions. More

Read Professor Baz Dreisinger’s New York Times Book Review on "The Good Lord Bird,” by James McBride New York, NY, August 20, 2013 - Professor Baz Dreisinger of the English department reviewed James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird, a novel about abolitionist John Brown, for the New York Times Book Review. To read the review that was featured on the cover of the publication, click here. More

John Jay Faculty Member Assumes Leadership Role in National Organization New York, NY, August 8, 2013 - Professor Patricia Zapf of the Department of Psychology was elected President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 41 which is the American Psychology-Law Society. It is an organization of mental health professionals and legal professionals who conduct research or practice on issues relating to the interface of psychology and law. More

Myisha Cherry, Adjunct Lecturer of Philosophy, Discusses Race, Privilege and the Zimmerman Case in the Media New York, NY, August 7, 2013 - Myisha Cherry, an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and faculty associate for the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay, was recently interviewed on the BET program “106 and Park” about race and the Zimmerman case. She also wrote an op-ed piece titled "Why is Privilege Hard to Give Up" for Salon.com which looks at how we consciously and unconsciously benefit from our identities. More

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Supports John Jay Student Essay Contest New York, NY, July 31, 2013 - John Jay faculty judges gave awards to seven out of the fifty-six students who participated in an innovative essay contest started by John Matteson, then Director of the Honors College, and further developed by Director of Faculty Affairs & Academic Integrity Officer Kevin Nesbitt. The one-of-a-kind essay contest, which was made possible by the generosity of The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, was interdisciplinary and open to all John Jay students. More

Professor C. Jama Adams’s Op-Ed on the Zimmerman Verdict and Societal Perception of Black Males Published in The Crime Report New York, NY, July 25, 2013 - The Crime Report published an op-ed by Professor C. Jama Adams, Chair of the Department of Africana Studies, titled “After Trayvon: Why Do We Dehumanize Black Males?” that examines negative perceptions of Black males in the United States. In the piece, Professor Adams points to a “sense of fearfulness” that contributes to the dehumanization of targeted groups. More

López Spends Life-Changing Week in D.C. at the Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy New York, NY, July 16, 2013 - Senior Priscilla López, who is pursuing a BA in Humanities and Justice, attended the Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy (SILPP) in Washington, D.C. The Institute is organized each year by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), a nationwide consortium of 25 university-based research centers and departments focusing on Latina/o studies. More

John Jay’s David Kennedy’s Op-Ed in the Daily News Touts NYPD’s Alternative to Stop and Frisk New York, NY, July 15, 2013 - David M. Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay, had an op-ed published in The Daily News on July 15, 2013, titled “Getting beyond stop-and-frisk: Another tactic has been far more critical to making neighborhoods safer.” In the piece, Kennedy discusses the innovative group-focused approaches that are reducing homicide even further in New York City. More

President Obama Confers Two John Jay Honorary Doctorate Recipients with Medals of Distinction New York, NY, July 15, 2013 - President Obama awarded two of John Jay's recent honorary doctorate recipients with the nation’s highest awards in the arts and humanities: playwright Tony Kushner received the 2012 National Medal of Arts, and actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith received the 2012 National Humanities Medal. More

Center Unveils Online Information Resource on Stop-and-Frisk Police Practices New York, NY, July 10, 2013 - Combining cutting-edge research, provocative videos and thought-provoking articles and reports, the new Web site stopandfriskinfo.org was launched recently by John Jay College’s Center on Race, Crime and Justice (CRCJ). The site was developed and is being overseen by Professors Delores Jones-Brown of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration and Brett Stoudt of the Department of Psychology. More

John Jay Graduate Student is Accepted to Internship with Governor Cuomo’s Advisory Board on Cyber Security New York, NY, July 8, 2013 - Joy Song, who is pursuing her master’s degree in Digital Forensics & CyberSecurity, was accepted to a summer internship with Governor Cuomo’s Advisory Board on Cyber Security.  Song was recommended by the faculty in the Digital Forensics & CyberSecurity program for the recently established cyber-security advisory board. More

Visiting Professor Brings Continental Touch to Summer Course on Human Trafficking New York, NY, July 3, 2013 - The graduate program in International Crime and Justice burnished its summer 2013 course offerings with the addition of Dr. Alexis A. Aronowitz as a visiting adjunct professor for a five-week course on human trafficking. More

Professor Maria Hartwig Quoted in Boston Magazine Article New York, NY, July 2, 2013 - Associate Professor Maria Hartwig in the Department of Psychology was quoted in an article in the July 2013 issue of the Boston Magazine entitled, “Emotions and Facial Expressions May Not Be Directly Related” by Lauren Fischer. The article discusses the growing scientific evidence that overthrows the old paradigm of emotion science which theorized the relationship between emotions and facial expressions was fixed and formulaic. More

Professor Brotherton Quoted on WNYC News and Joined Two Doctoral Students to Edit Newly Published Book on Immigration New York, NY, July 1, 2013 - David Brotherton, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Sociology, was interviewed in a piece on WNYC News titled Crew Members Share Why They're Drawn to Street Gangs. The article discusses the multitude of different gangs in the city, particularly in the housing projects and the NYPD’s fears of elevated gang violence during the summer months. More

From Italy to Spain, Studying the Psychology of Crime New York, NY, June 27, 2013 - Krista Giordano, who is majoring in forensic psychology, spent the spring 2013 semester studying in Florence, Italy through the College of Staten Island’s College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) program. John Jay students are permitted to participate in CUNY campus-based study abroad programs. More

New York Times Features Unique Proposal: John Jay Students to Wed New York, NY, June 24, 2013 - John Cusick and Sally Abdelghafar, who both graduated from John Jay this May, became engaged this past weekend in Times Square. More

NY Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Honors John Jay Students New York, NY, June 24, 2013 - The future of forensic financial analysis took center stage on June 14, when five John Jay College students were honored by the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (NYCFE) as the latest winners of an essay contest on the topic “Protecting Domestic and International Markets.” More

John Jay’s Distinguished Professor of History’s Lecture Featured on C-Span New York, NY, June 18, 2013 - Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies Blanche Wiesen Cook’s recent talk on “Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights” at Adelphi University has been featured on C-Span. Professor Cook delivered her lecture on the timely crucial importance of Eleanor Roosevelt and her life’s devotion to peace and to universal human rights. More

Associate Professor Dan Feldman to Albany Lawmakers: Raise Taxes New York, NY, June 18, 2013 - In an op-ed in the Albany Times Union, Dan Feldman, Associate Professor of Public Management, and co-author Columbia University Professor Lucius Riccio, argue that taxing gasoline will save jobs and strengthen the solvency of cities and counties in New York. More

John Jay’s First-Year Student Featured in Time Out New York New York, NY, June 18, 2013 - First Year Student, Camila Gaitan, in John Jay’s Interdisciplinary Studies program (ISP) is featured in Time Out New York’s Public Eye. More

John Jay Senior Accepted to Sought-After Summer Internship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation New York, NY, June 14, 2013 - Junior Kalyssa Daley, a Criminology major, was accepted into the highly competitive and prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation Volunteer Internship Program this summer. The program is a ten-week internship that offers junior or senior undergraduates, graduates or post-doctorate students insight into the FBI’s operations and the opportunity to explore possible career prospects. More

Faculty Members to Oversee Groundbreaking Criminology Book Series New York, NY, June 14, 2013 - Professor David Brotherton, Chair of the Department of Sociology, and Distinguished Professor of Sociology Jock Young at John Jay College were recently awarded a dream book deal in the world of academic publishing: a public criminology book series with Columbia University Press. Brotherton says this is the first time an Ivy League publishing house commissioned a series in the field of criminology, representing elite academia’s changing perception of the field’s relevancy. More

Faculty Member Identifies and Discusses Microaggressions in New Book, That’s So Gay New York, NY, June 13, 2013 - Associate Professor of Psychology and Deputy Director of the Forensic Mental Health Counseling Program at John Jay College, Kevin Nadal, has published a new book, That’s So Gay! Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community that investigates forms of subtle discrimination experienced by people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). More

Professor Delores Jones-Brown Weighs In on Racial Profiling, Stop & Frisk New York, NY, June 12, 2013 - Professor Delores Jones-Brown of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration has kept up a busy spring schedule, with regular media appearances in which she discussed racial profiling and stop-and-frisk practices. More

Rossana Rosado and Alan S. Abel Join the John Jay College Board of Trustees New York, NY, June 12, 2013 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the appointment of Alan S. Abel and Rosanna Rosado to the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. The two new board members boast stellar credentials in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. More

John Jay’s Center for Private Security and Safety Partners with Newtown Public School System to Review School Safety Measures New York, NY, June 12, 2013 - The Newtown Public School District in Connecticut has recently partnered with the Center for Public Safety and Security at John Jay College of Criminal Justice to collaborate on the review and implementation of safety and security measures in the school district. Anthony L. Gentile who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Center has met with the District Security Committee and discussed areas of collaboration between the Newtown Public School District and John Jay College. More

Professor Charles Jennings Work with Surrey Fire Services Earns the City an International Award for Fire Prevention New York, NY, June 12, 2013 - For several years, Charles Jennings, associate professor in the Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management, has shared his research expertise on socioeconomic factors and fire risk with the Surrey Fire Services… More

Law Students from the Dominican Republic Are Welcomed at the Start of an Intensive Exchange Program New York, NY, June 6, 2013 - John Jay gave a warm welcome to 11 law students from the Universidad Autonma de Santo Domingo on Monday, June 3, in a ceremony that also paid homage to the value of higher education, diversity and the longstanding relationship between John Jay’s Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies and the Universidad Autonma de Santo Domingo (UASD). UASD is the oldest university in the Western Hemisphere founded in 1538 by Pope Paul III. More

Professor Markus’s New Book Redefines the Science of Test Measurement New York, NY, June 3, 2013 - Professor Keith Markus’s new book Frontiers of Test Validity Theory: Measurement, Causation and Meaning, co-written with Denny Borsboom and published by Routledge, challenges the parameters of test validity theory using different approaches to thought and literature to reflect on validity and whether a test is actually measuring exactly what it was designed to measure. More

John Jay Senior Travels to DC for Summer Internship with INTERPOL New York, NY, June 3, 2013 - Senior Naithram Singh, who graduated this spring with a bachelor of arts in criminal justice, was selected for an internship with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) this summer in Washington D.C. INTERPOL is the largest international, politically neutral law enforcement agency in the world comprised of 190 countries. More

Undergraduate Senior and Professor Team Publish Theater Review in Scholarly Journal New York, NY, June 3, 2013 - Senior and English major, Jessica Paiz, and Professor Al Coppola in the English Department have published a theater review of a production of Aphra Behn's The Rover in the scholarly journal Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research (vol 27, no 1) summer 2012. After attending the Hudson Warehouse Theater’s production in Riverside Park with her summer class last August, she and Professor Coppola wrote the review together. More

Professor Nathan Lents featured on NBC’s Today Show Segment on Bacteria Found in Handbags New York, NY, May 31, 2013 - Nathan Lents, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Deputy Chair of the Department of Sciences at John Jay, was featured in a Today Show segment about a new UK report that found that handbags are loaded with bacteria. Lents appeared live on the show and discussed the type of bacteria found in the handbags that were tested as part of the segment.
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John Jay Welcomes Law Students from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo New York, NY, May 30, 2013 - May 30, 2013, New York, NY – On June 3, John Jay College of Criminal Justice welcomes 11 law school students from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Dominican Republic, who will be in New York City for an intensive two-week course on the U.S. criminal justice system. The group is being hosted jointly by John Jay’s Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies and the CUNY School of Law. More

2013 Graduate Jeff Deskovic Featured on Several Media Outlets Including NY1 and WNBC New York, NY, May 29, 2013 - Jeffrey Deskovic, who received a master’s degree in criminal justice at the 2013 commencement ceremony in the Javits Center, was profiled by several media outlets. Deskovic was exonerated by the Innocence Project in 2006 after serving 16 years in prison on a wrongful conviction. More

President Travis Named to Advisory Group Convened by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman New York, NY, May 29, 2013 - John Jay College President Jeremy Travis has been named to an advisory group empaneled by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to explore how properly trained and qualified non-lawyers advocates can help to narrow the state’s gap in the delivery of legal services. More

Center for Media, Crime and Justice Facilitates Discussion on Gun Law with National Editors New York, NY, May 23, 2013 - On Tuesday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 14 John Jay College and the Center for Media, Crime and Justice enabled Helen Keller’s vision by holding a two-day conference for senior editors from around the country called, “Under the Gun: Gun Violence, Gun Laws and the Media.” “Under the Gun” is part of John Jay’s semester-long series of events to honor the lives that were lost during the tragedy that occurred at Newtown CT, called “Remembering Newtown.” More

Professors Galietta and O’Donnell Quoted in Media Coverage on Shooting of Hofstra Student New York, NY, May 21, 2013 - Professor Michelle Galietta and Eugene O’Donnell were quoted in several news accounts regarding the shooting of a Hofstra University student during a home invasion in Hempstead, Long Island. During the confrontation with the perpetrator, the police accidentally shot and killed the student. More

John Jay’s Mehak Kapoor is Vice Chancellor’s CUNY Student Leader of the Year New York, NY, May 20, 2013 - Senior Mehak Kapoor, an Economics major, has been selected as the second recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s CUNY Student Leader of the Year award. The Division of Student Affairs selected Kapoor for her extraordinary service to CUNY throughout her student career in addition to her outstanding academic achievement. More

Center on Media, Crime and Justice ‘Under the Gun’ Roundtable Mentioned in the Minneapolis Star Tribune New York, NY, May 16, 2013 - The Under the Gun roundtable hosted by the College’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice was featured in the Star Tribune, MN. Titled “In New York, Rybak Voices Frustration with Gun Availability,” the article highlighted comments made by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter before an audience of news editors who attended the two-day discussion on gun violence and gun laws in the United States. More

From Life in the Shadows to a DREAM Fellowship New York, NY, May 14, 2013 - Being an immigrant in the United States is tough enough. When you’re undocumented, the difficulties escalate exponentially. Just ask Mehdi Mahraoui, or Danyeli Rodriguez, or Korede Griffith – all John Jay students from other countries who have struggled to overcome the challenges of being an undocumented immigrant. More

Professor Glenn Corbett Receives Award for Lifetime of Service in Fire Safety New York, NY, May 13, 2013 - For thousands of years fire has meant both death and life for humans, from uncontrollable forest fires to the flames that ignited the first steam engines of the industrial revolution. For Associate Professor and alumnus Glenn Corbett, former Chair of the Protection Management Department, who received the Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fire Department Instructor's Conference, his life’s passion and work have revolved around fire. More

Two John Jay Students Accepted into Harvard’s Latino Leadership Initiative Program New York, NY, May 13, 2013 - Melissa Manrique, a BA/MA student in Forensic Psychology, and Sabrina Jimenez Pestel, an Economics major, have been accepted into the highly competitive Kennedy School’s Latino Leadership Initiative Program at Harvard University that only selects 42 of the country’s most outstanding undergraduates who have shown commitment to serving the Latino community. More

More Than 3,300 Students– Ages 19 to 71 – Set to Shine at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Graduation on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 New York, NY, May 10, 2013 - More than 3,300 students will become the newest John Jay alumni on May 28 when they receive their degrees in dual Commencement ceremonies. The College’s 48th annual Commencement will be held once again at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.
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Professor Waterston Serves as Editor of the American Anthropological Association’s Newest Publication New York, NY, May 10, 2013 - Professor Alisse Waterston of John Jay College’s Department of Anthropology is the editor of a bold new experiment in scholarly publishing that was recently unveiled by the American Anthropological Association (AAA). More

Professor Browne-Marshall Wins Journalism Awards from the Delaware Press Association New York, NY, May 10, 2013 - Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay, received four journalism awards at the Delaware Press Association dinner in May. Professor Browne-Marshall, a legal correspondent who covers the U.S. Supreme Court and national law issues, earned two first place awards, a second place and an honorable mention for her syndicated columns. More

Professor Susan Opotow Interviewed About Environmental Justice on SiriusXM Radio New York, NY, May 9, 2013 - Professor Susan Opotow of the Department of Sociology was a guest on April 26 on the morning drive-time talk program “Stand Up! With Pete Dominick” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Opotow discussed her research on the environment and justice and its implication for pro-environmental policy making. More

John Jay Remembers Newtown with Memorial Concert New York, NY, May 9, 2013 - On May 6, the College’s Remembering Newtown Concert paid homage to the victims of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and to victims of gun violence nationwide. More

Distinguished Professor Cathy Spatz Widom is First John Jay Faculty Member to Receive Edwin H. Sutherland Award New York, NY, May 9, 2013 - Distinguished Professor Cathy Spatz Widom in the Department of Psychology is the recipient of the 2013 American Society of Criminology (ASC) Edwin H. Sutherland Award. Widom is the first to receive this award at John Jay and one of only five women to receive the award since it was established in 1960. She is joining a cadre of distinguished and world renowned criminologists in recognition of her work. More

Two John Jay MPA Students Garner Presidential Management Fellowships New York, NY, May 9, 2013 - Lauren Fischer and Ryan Spiker, graduate students in the Master of Public Administration program, have been appointed to the newest cohort of Presidential Management Fellows, a program that, since 1977, has provided exceptional graduate students with opportunities in federal agencies. More

Professor Martin Horn Quoted in Associated Press and The Washington Post New York, NY, May 8, 2013 - Professor Martin Horn of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice administration was quoted in a column titled “Martin O’Malley Tries to Spin Away Jail Failures” published in The Washington Post. The article highlights the indictment of 13 corrections officers and 12 inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center. The author questions whether enough was done to prevent corruption and criminal activity in the jail. More

Three John Jay Faculty Members Recognized as Outstanding Teachers in CUNY’s Salute to Scholars New York, NY, May 8, 2013 - The latest CUNY Salute to Scholars magazine is devoted to the University’s outstanding teachers. Three of the nine CUNY faculty members highlighted in the cover story are John Jay College professors. More

Professor Evan Mandery’s Research on Exonerated Inmates Featured in New York Times Article on Wrongful Convictions New York, NY, May 7, 2013 - A recent New York Times article titled “Wrongfully Convicted Often Find Their Record, Unexpunged, Haunts Them,” mentions a new research by Professor Evan Mandery, Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay, on exonerated inmates and the outcomes for those whose criminal records have not been expunged. The study, co-authored with researcher Amy Shlosberg, is expected to be published in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. More

Professor George Andreopoulos Quoted in the Star Ledger about Sex Trafficking Case New York, NY, May 6, 2013 - Professor George Andreopoulos in the Department of Political Science and director of the Center for International Human Rights was interviewed by the Star-Ledger. His quote appears in the article on sex trafficking titled, “Mexican women delivered to N.J. farms for sex with workers, authorities say.” More

Professor David Kennedy’s Op-Ed on Gun Control Published in the LA Times New York, NY, May 6, 2013 - In an op-ed in Saturday's Los Angeles Times, Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at the John Jay, writes that the current gun control debate is missing the point where most of the nation's gun crime is missing the point where most of the nation's gun crime is concerned, but that ready-to-hand approaches are available. More

Professor Markowitz’s Article on Harmful Industrial Toxins Published in Several Online News Outlets New York, NY, May 2, 2013 - Distinguished Professor Gerald Markowitz and co-author Professor David Rosner of Columbia University wrote an article titled “You Are a Guinea Pig: How Americans Became Exposed to Biohazards in the Greatest Uncontrolled Experiment Ever Launched” the was recently published TomsDispatch.com – an online news blog. More

Police-Minority Relations in Slovenia Get Professor Strobl’s Attention New York, NY, May 1, 2013 - John Jay College’s increasing international impact is now being felt in the newly democratized nation of Slovenia, where Professor Staci Strobl is wrapping up her latest research on police-Roma relations, and receiving considerable attention from local news media in the process. More

New York Law Journal Names John Jay Alumnus Kevin Schlosser Court Room Victory As #1 Contract Verdict of the Year New York, NY, May 1, 2013 - John Jay alumnus Kevin Schlosser, BA’81, JD, the Chair of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., has been recognized in The New York Law Journal’s Top Verdicts for 2012 for winning the largest contract jury verdict of the year. Mr. Schlosser, successfully represented two Long Island residents in an action in the Supreme Court of New York in Nassau County. More

Professor Markowitz’s New Book Asks Bold Questions about Research, Industry and Public Health New York, NY, May 1, 2013 - “What are the underlying values that have led much of the public health community to abandon its prior commitment to the prevention of a threat such as lead poisoning in favor of a mere reduction in the harm it will inflict?” posit Markowitz and Rosner. Lead Wars is the first book to shed light on these issues, taking a timely look at the major challenges facing public health today. More

Two John Jay Students Will Explore Career Prospects through Watson Fellowship New York, NY, April 26, 2013 - Sophomores Man Cheung and Ariel Roland-Waring, both Forensic Psychology majors, are recipients of the prestigious Watson Jeannette K. Fellowship. The Watson Fellowship assists students making the transition from college to a career through development of professional skills. More

Three John Jay Seniors Receive Prestigious Urban Fellowships New York, NY, April 26, 2013 - John Cusick, Rosmarin Belliard and Keenan Lambert are among 25 undergraduates nationwide who were chosen as 2013 Urban Fellows. The program offers students the opportunity to work in the Mayor’s office or one of many city agencies. The fellowship program also includes a seminar series, site visits and trips to Washington, DC, to help Fellows understand the interconnection among city, state and federal governments. More

Professor Philip Yanos Mentioned in New York Times Magazine Article on Bipolar Disorder New York, NY, April 26, 2013 - Associate Professor of Psychology Philip Yanos was mentioned in an article titled “The Problem With How We Treat Bipolar Disorder” published in the New York Times Magazine on April 28. He mentioned his research on “ illness identity” and the process of reshaping one’s identity from patient to person. More

John Jay Students Maria Livanou and Webster Innocent Win Big at Eastern Sociological Society Undergraduate Poster Competition New York, NY, April 26, 2013 - Junior Maria Livanou and senior Webster Innocent, both Forensic Psychology majors came in first and second place, respectively, at the Undergraduate Poster Session held during the Eastern Sociological Society's (ESS) annual conference in Boston in March. In their session, Livanou and Innocent were judged alongside 35 other students from 15 colleges. Both students credited Professor of Sociology Anthony (Jay) Pastrana, who also attended the conference, for their success. More

Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute, is Quoted in the Gotham Gazette on the Transformation of a Former Prison into a Center for Reentry Services New York, NY, April 25, 2013 - Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI), provides commentary in the Gotham Gazette article, “Can Empty Prisons Be Repurposed To Help Ex-Cons Reintegrate Into Society?” on the new initiative to transform closed, empty prisons in the Bronx and Manhattan into centers for prisoner reentry programs offering services to former inmates, such as employment training and temporary housing. More

Professor Scott Atran Speaks Out on the Boston Bombing in Foreign Policy Magazine, the Huffington Post and Fox News New York, NY, April 24, 2013 - In the aftermath of the recent Boston Marathon bombings, Professor Scott Atran, a Presidential Scholar in Sociology, continues to be a highly sought-after commentator on terrorism-related issues. The April 22 issue of Foreign Policy magazine includes Professor Atran’s article “Black and White and Red All Over: How the Hyperkinetic Media Is Breeding a New Generation of Terrorists.” More

Professor Eugene O'Donnell Mentioned in The Economist and Interviewed on CBS News’s 48 Hours New York, NY, April 23, 2013 - Professor Eugene O’Donnell of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was interviewed by about CBS News’s 48 Hours for a segment about the benefits and challenges of using social media and “crowdsourcing” to aid in criminal investigations. More

John Jay College Joins CUNY Service Corps New York, NY, April 22, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that John Jay College of Criminal Justice was the recipient of one of seven CUNY Service Corps grants of $750,000.  More

Distinguished Professor John Matteson Nominated for Inaugural Biography Prize New York, NY, April 22, 2013 - Distinguished Professor of English John Matteson has done it again. Matteson, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, is one of the finalists for the inaugural Plutarch Award for the best biography of 2012, for his newest work, The Lives of Margaret Fuller. More

Professor McCrie quoted in NPR article discussing high number of cases solved by tips from the public New York, NY, April 19, 2013 - Professor Robert McCrie in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management was quoted in the article “Boston Bombings Bring Out The 'Crowdsleuthers'” on NPR that discusses the reliance of police investigators on tips from the public to solve crimes. More

Adjunct Professor Nyeema Morgan Profiled on ‘Pound Cake and Art’ in Wall Street Journal New York, NY, April 19, 2013 - Adjunct Professor Nyeema Morgan of the Department of Art and Music was featured in The Wall Street Journal on April 18, in a column titled “Culture Count: How Do We Love Cake? Let Us Count the Ways.” The article focuses on her art installation at BRIC Arts Media in downtown Brooklyn, “Forty-Seven Easy Pound Cakes Like Grandma Use to Make.”
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Listen to Professor Anthony Carpi Discuss the Lethal Properties of Ricin with the BBC World Service New York, NY, April 19, 2013 - Professor Anthony Carpi in the Department of Sciences and Interim Associate Provost for Research Advancement discussed on BBC Newshour the deadly extract from the caster bean plant, ricin, that was found in letters sent to President Obama and Senator Wicker. More

Faculty Member’s Book Celebrates Earth Day and New Sustainability Minor at John Jay New York, NY, April 19, 2013 - Professor Joan Hoffman in the Department of Economics explores prospects for achieving sustainable development by analyzing the successes and weaknesses of the New York City’s internationally famous watershed collaboration in her book, The Cooperation Challenge Of The Economics Of Protecting our Water Supplies: Including A Case Study Of The New York City Watershed Collaboration, published by Routledge. More

WATCH Professor Lisandro Perez Discuss the U.S. Embargo against Cuba on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Program New York, NY, April 17, 2013 - Professor Lisandro Perez, Chair of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, was a guest panelist on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry program. The discussion centered on the potential political and economic implications of the United States lifting the embargo sanctions against Cuba. More

It’s Party Time as Alumni Come Home to John Jay for Annual Reunion New York, NY, April 12, 2013 - Hundreds of alumni from throughout John Jay’s proud 49-year history returned to their alma mater on April 9 for a festive annual reunion that featured a salute to the College’s “Founding Generation” and the first-ever after-party. More

Freshmen Devote Early Mornings to Tutoring in Harlem New York, NY, April 10, 2013 - Freshmen Ariana Castillo, from Bayonne, NJ, and Jessica McFadzean, from Queens, both Forensic Psychology majors, wake up at 6 a.m. three days a week and travel to 127th Street in West Harlem. They spend four hours each session at Public School 154 tutoring fifth-grade elementary students in math and English. More

In Updated Edition, Professor Nemeth’s Book Seeks to Bring Order to the Colossus of Homeland Security New York, NY, April 9, 2013 - Looking for an expert in homeland security? Look no further than Professor Charles Nemeth, Chair of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management at John Jay College, whose comprehensive text Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice was recently released in an updated second edition by CRC Press. More

Adjunct Professor James Mulvaney’s Op-Ed on a Recent Study that Recommends Armed Guards in All Schools Published in the Los Angeles Times New York, NY, April 9, 2013 - James Mulvaney, an adjunct professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration wrote an op-ed piece titled “The NRA's Off-Target Plan” that was published in the Los Angeles Times. In the article, Mulvaney examines the Nation Rifle Association-funded report that recommends putting armed guards or staff in every school. More

Socially Conscious Senior and Vera Fellow Receives 2013 New York City Teaching Fellowship New York, NY, April 9, 2013 - Senior and Vera Fellow Sally Abdelghafar is the recipient of the selective 2013 New York Teaching Fellowship for which she will be teaching English and special education to inner city students in high-needs schools. In addition to completing her dual-major in international human rights and law and women of the Middle East, Abdelghafar fulfilled the requirements of her Vera Fellowship this semester through an internship with Safe Horizon. More

John Jay Students receive Top Honors at the 2013 National Model United Nations Conference for the Ninth Consecutive Year New York, NY, April 9, 2013 - The United Nations Student Association of John Jay College, a delegation of 17 students, won five awards at the 2013 National Model United Nations Conference. This marks the ninth year in a row that John Jay College of Criminal Justice has received a Delegation Award at the conference. The team was coached by Angelina Pienczykowski, an undergraduate student in the BA International Criminal Justice program, along with faculty adviser Professor Jacques Fomerand of the Political Science Department. More

John Jay Faculty and Staff Raise Awareness About Stop and Frisk New York, NY, April 8, 2013 - City University of New York faculty and students recently held a press conference outside Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York where the trial  of Floyd, et. al. v City of New York was taking place to call for reforms to  the NYPD’s stop and frisk policies. More

Professor Dorothy Schulz Discussed Women in Law Enforcement on NPR’s ‘Talk of the Nation’ New York, NY, April 3, 2013 - Professor Dorothy Schulz of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was interviewed on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”  about the rise of women within the ranks of law enforcement agencies. According to Professor Schulz’s research, women make up about three percent of police chiefs in the United States. More

Professor Baz Dreisinger Writes About the Reggae Scene in South Africa for NPR New York, NY, April 2, 2013 - Professor of English Baz Dreisinger’s article on South African reggae star Nkulee Dube, “In South Africa, A Reggae Legacy Lives On,”  was published and broadcasted on NPR’s Weekend Edition on March 29.  Professor Dreisinger is in Africa researching her upcoming book on prisons. More

Adjunct Professor Karen Malpede’s New Play Extreme Whether Featured in The New York Times New York, NY, April 2, 2013 - Playwright Karen Malpede’s new work Extreme Whether, an eco-drama about climate change, was featured in the science section of The New York Times. Extreme Whether will have to premiere readings at Theater for the New City in Manhattan on April 8 and 18.  Malpede is the author/director of 16 plays and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts. More

Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute, Discussed Halfway Houses and Recidivism on NPR’s The Brian Lehrer Show New York, NY, April 2, 2013 - A recent report on recidivism by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows that halfway houses do little to reduce the problem. Ann Jacobs, director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College, discussed the role of halfway houses and the impact of privately run houses during an interview on NPR’s The Brian Lehrer Show. More

A Look Beyond: Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky on What Happens to the Human Body When You Die New York, NY, March 28, 2013 - Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky, chair of the Department of Science, was interviewed for a AOL’s School Thought video titled “What Happens to the Human Body After Death.” More

Assistant Professor Mucahit Bilici Featured in Today’s Zaman, Night Waves and Cornell Alumni Magazine New York, NY, March 20, 2013 - Assistant Professor of Sociology Mucahit Bilici recently was interviewed in Today's Zaman, an English-language daily published in Turkey, in which he discusses the Kurdish problem in Turkey and the prospects for resolving the longstanding conflict between Turks and Kurds. More

Faculty Member’s New Book Highlights Great Responsibility of International Law Enforcement Community New York, NY, March 19, 2013 - Professor George Andreopoulos in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Human Rights has a newly published book entitled, “Policing Across Borders: Law Enforcement Networks and the Challenges of Crime Control” that examines the current challenges confronting law enforcement agencies in the Balkan region as they attempt to deal with two main transnational threats in that region: human trafficking and terrorism. More

Adjunct Professor James Mulvaney’s Op-Ed on the Death of a Developmentally Disabled Man in Police Custody Published in the Washington Post New York, NY, March 19, 2013 - James Mulvaney, an adjunct professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration wrote an op-ed piece titled “Why Did Robert Ethan Saylor Die?” that was published in the Washington Post. More

Read Professor Scott Atran’s Foreign Policy Magazine Article on the Impact Sequestration Cuts Will Have on Social Science Research New York, NY, March 19, 2013 - Professor Scott Atran’s article titled “Social Warfare” was recently published in Foreign Policy magazine. More

John Jay Student Accepted into the White House Internship New York, NY, March 12, 2013 - Kalema Boateng, a graduate student in the Public Administration program, is John Jay College’s second student to be accepted to the White House Internship Program. More

John Jay’s Study on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church Highlighted in The New Yorker New York, NY, March 11, 2013 - John Jay’s landmark 2003-04 descriptive study on the issue of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was referenced in the March 11, 2013 Comment section of The New Yorker magazine in an article called “Higher Authorities” by Margaret Talbot. More

Tradition, Music, Scholarship and Inspiration Highlight 23rd Annual Malcolm/King Breakfast New York, NY, March 4, 2013 - The 23rd Annual Malcolm/King Breakfast was held on Friday, February 22, in celebration of African American history, heritage, scholarship and community. With Dean of Students Kenneth Holmes serving as this year’s Master of Ceremonies, the breakfast serves as the culmination of a vibrant and rich Black History Month at John Jay College. More

Lynette Cook-Francis Joins John Jay as Vice President for Student Affairs New York, NY, March 4, 2013 - John Jay College has welcomed Lynette Cook-Francis as the College’s new Vice President for Student Affairs. Prior to joining the College, Vice President Cook-Francis had a distinguished 15-year career at the University of Arizona, a research-intensive university of 38,000 students. More

Student Winners of the “End of Poverty” Exhibit Begin Their United Nations Experience New York, NY, March 1, 2013 - The "END OF POVERTY" student exhibit in the President's Gallery culminated with a winning prize for the student who had the best art and essay solution to poverty. Co-winners Josephine Chumpitaz and Yalitza Rodriguez received a one-year appointment as International Center for Integrative Studies (ICIS) Youth Representatives to the United Nations under the mentorship of Bruce Cohen, Board Member of the ICIS who serves as its main representative to the United Nations. More

Give More Get More: Student Activity Fee and Student Government Charter Amendments New York, NY, February 28, 2013 - Student Council is currently in the process of conducting two referendums: Student Activity Fee and Student Government Charter Amendments. More

Professor Roure Spearheads March 7 United Nations Panel on Violence Against Women and Girls in Latin America New York, NY, February 27, 2013 - Professor Jodie Roure in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies organized and will present on the only panel on domestic violence and international human rights law and principles in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Diaspora at the United Nations 57th Commission on the Status of Women in New York. More

Interdisciplinary Study and Latino Culture Are Focus of New NEH Grants New York, NY, February 27, 2013 - John Jay College faculty members have secured a number of major grants in the latest round of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a testament to the College’s strength in the areas of ethnic diversity and interdisciplinary education. More

Professor Browne-Marshall’s Column in Black Star News is a Call to End Sex Slavery New York, NY, February 25, 2013 - Associate Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration had her column published in Black Star News titled “Sex Trafficking as Modern Day Slavery.” Browne-Marshall portrays the widespread realities of trafficking for prostitution that is occurring in American cities as well as the countries such as Thailand that serve as notorious destination trips for “sex tourists.” More

Professor Calirman’s New Book Wins Arvey Book Award New York, NY, February 21, 2013 - Assistant Professor Claudia Calirman's pioneering new book titled "Brazilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles" is the recipient of the prestigious Twelfth Annual Arvey Book Award for best book of the year from the Association of Latin American Art (ALAA). Calirman’s book provides a fresh and innovative perspective on art and creativity during the most brutal and repressive years of the military dictatorship in Brazil in the late 1960s and early 1970s. More

WATCH Professor Charles Strozier Discuss Cults with the OWN Network New York, NY, February 21, 2013 - Professor Charles Strozier was interviewed by producers of the OWN Network’s “Our America With Lisa Ling” about cults and new religious movements.
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If It’s Broken, Fix It: Professors Cited in WNYC Report on NJ’s Flawed Civilian Complaint Process New York, NY, February 15, 2013 - John Jay College Professors Jon Shane (Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration) and Candace McCoy (Criminal Justice PhD Program) are featured prominently in a report by New Jersey Public Radio that found the citizen complaint process at local police departments in the state to be riddled with problems, including retaliation and a lack of oversight by the state. More

Professor Gray’s New Book Examines Limitations of White Literary Voices New York, NY, February 15, 2013 - In Assistant Professor Jonathan Gray’s new book Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination, he explores the ways in which four major American writers, Robert Penn Warren, Norman Mailer, Eudora Welty, and William Styron, interpret and subsequently shape the civil rights movement through their writing. More

Criminal Justice Journalism Prizes Presented to Mother Jones & Times-Picayune -- Journalist/TV Writer David Simon Wins First ‘Justice Trailblazer’ Award New York, NY, February 11, 2013 - For the second year in a row, a provocative piece of investigative journalism in Mother Jones magazine captured one of the Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards presented on February 4 by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ). More

REMEMBERING NEWTOWN: JOHN JAY TAKES ACTION New York, NY, February 8, 2013 - The nation paused in shock and anguish on December 14, 2012, the day of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  After the heartbreaking news hit the airwaves, John Jay President Jeremy Travis called on the College community to come together to build on President Obama’s challenge to turn pain into positive action. More

How’d He Do? President Travis Weighs In on His Former Boss, the Late Mayor Ed Koch New York, NY, February 4, 2013 - John Jay College President Jeremy Travis, who served as a special criminal-justice adviser under former New York City Mayor Ed Koch in the 1980s, was among those cited in a recent analysis by The New York Times of the three-term mayor’s record. More

John Jay’s New Science Wing Featured in The New York Observer New York, NY, January 24, 2013 - John Jay’s new science wing is featured in a The New York Observer article about major expansion projects at New York City campuses. The article, “Bigger, Bolder, Better” highlights how universities are revamping and expanding their facilities to meet the demands of students and to support the cutting-edge work taking place in these institutions. More

Professor Maria Hartwig Quoted in Wired Magazine Article on Lie Detection Technology New York, NY, January 24, 2013 - Professor Maria Hartwig of the Department of Psychology is quoted in a Wired magazine article titled “Deception Is Futile When Big Brother’s Lie Detector Turns Its Eyes on You,” about lie detection technology and a new computer-controlled lie-detection device being tested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Professor Hartwig’s report on deceit detection at airports and border crossings is referenced in the article. More

John Jay Students Gloria Rodriguez and Alison Lazaro Featured in DNAinfo Article on Post-Sandy Cleanup on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service New York, NY, January 23, 2013 - John Jay students Gloria Rodriguez and Alison Lazaro were featured in a recent DNAinfo article titled “Volunteers Clean Up Sandy-Damaged Red Hook Red Center on MLK Jr. Day”. More

Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney, Eastern District, and David Simon, creator of TV’s “The Wire,” to speak at John Jay College New York, NY, January 22, 2013 - Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy head the list of speakers at the Eighth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, Feb 5 , 2013. More

Professor Colvin Shows How Inclusion of Gay and Lesbian Police Officers Improves Law Enforcement New York, NY, January 22, 2013 - Associate Professor Roddrick Colvin in the Department of Public Management provides groundbreaking insight into the lives of lesbian and gay police officers in his new book, Gay and Lesbian Cops: Diversity and Effective Policing. Colvin explores how barriers and opportunities in the workplace have changed over the last 20 years for lesbian and gay people working in law enforcement, and shows how inclusion actually makes for better policing. More

Distinguished Professor John Matteson Interviewed on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show About His Book The Lives of Margaret Fuller New York, NY, January 18, 2013 - John Matteson, Distinguished Professor of English, was interviewed about the paperback release of his book The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography on the WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show. More

John Jay Student Seeks Adventure and Challenge in Paris New York, NY, January 16, 2013 - Elissa Gomez, a Political Science major and History minor, has exchanged the tree-lined sidewalks and brick townhouses of Forest Hills, Queens, for the gabled windows and street cafes of Paris. More

Professor Joshua Wilson Featured in Time Magazine Cover Story on State-Imposed Abortion Regulations New York, NY, January 15, 2013 - Joshua Wilson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, was quoted in the recent Time magazine cover story titled “What Choice?” on the growing restrictions on abortion in the United States. Professor Wilson comments on the strategies used by pro-life groups. The article mentions his upcoming book, The Street Politics of Abortion. More

The Times-Picayune and Mother Jones Magazine Win 2013 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards New York, NY, January 15, 2013 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Cindy Chang and the investigative team of The Times-Picayune and Shane Bauer of Mother Jones magazine are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2012-2013 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. More

Professor Saul Kassin Quoted in Huffington Post Article on “The Central Park Five” Documentary New York, NY, January 15, 2013 - Saul Kassin, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, is quoted in a Huffington Post article titled “‘Central Park Five' Documentary On New York Justice System Breakdown Pulls Filmmaker Into Legal Battle” about Ken Burn’s latest documentary, “The Central Park Five.” More

Professor Bilici's New Book Reveals Light in Dark Corners for Islam in America New York, NY, January 9, 2013 - In a new and fresh perspective, Mucahit Bilici, Assistant Professor of Sociology, traces the journey of Muslim Americans from outsider/immigrant to citizen by employing a multi dimensional look into the process of naturalization in his new book, Finding Mecca in America: How Islam is Becoming an American Religion (University of Chicago Press). More

WATCH: WABC's Viewpoint Program Featured NYC Justice Corps New York, NY, January 2, 2013 - The Prisoner Reentry Institute’s NYC Justice Corps initiative was featured on NY Viewpoint on WABC Channel 7. More

Alumnus Andrew Shiva’s Historic Gift to John Jay College featured in The Wall Street Journal New York, NY, January 2, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal’s “Donor of the Day” column features the extraordinary and unprecedented gift from psychologist and Adjunct Professor Andrew Shiva to John Jay College of Criminal Justice. More

Professor Candace McCoy’s Preface for Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the NYPD Mentioned on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show New York, NY, December 28, 2012 - Professor Candace McCoy wrote the preface for Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department – a new book on the nature and causes of police misconduct authored by Robert Kane and Michael White. The preface was mentioned several times during a recent interview with Robert Kane on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show. More

Treats for Troops Helps Veterans Overseas and at Home New York, NY, December 26, 2012 - John Jay College’s Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning, in conjunction with the Veterans Association of John Jay, recently concluded a six-week-long Treats for Troops campaign as a way of bringing relief to military personnel serving in Afghanistan, as well as services to homeless veterans in the New York area. More

The Crime Report Chooses Bryan Stevenson as Its Justice Person of the Year New York, NY, December 20, 2012 - The Crime Report, an online publication of John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) and the group Criminal Justice Journalists, has chosen as its 2012 Person of the Year Bryan Stevenson, who won a Supreme Court ruling extending the ban on life without parole (LWOP) for juvenile offenders to young people accused of murder. More

Professor Lori Martin's Book Explores Black Asset Poverty and the Roots of Racial Divide in America New York, NY, December 20, 2012 - Assistant Professor Lori Martin in the Department of Africana Studies repudiates commonly held beliefs that the U.S. is now a post-racial nation, despite the election of President Barack Obama, in her new book Black Asset Poverty and the Enduring Racial Divide. More

Professor Claudia Calirman’s Book is First in the Field to Open Up Discussion on Art in Brazil during the Military Regime New York, NY, December 19, 2012 - Assistant Professor Claudia Calirman’s pioneering new book titled “Brazilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles” provides a fresh and innovative perspective on art and creativity. More

CORNEL WEST & 'AGE OF ACTIVISM' New York, NY, December 18, 2012 - At a December 4 event organized by two students, the compelling Princeton philosophy professor Dr. Cornel West held forth on the subject of "Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration" and clearly captivated a standing-room-only crowd that had gathered to hear him. More

Then, Now and Always, Students Matter to Jim and Rubie Malone New York, NY, December 18, 2012 - Through all of the many positions Drs. James and Rubie Malone have held in their long careers at John Jay – as faculty members, counselors, deans and College executives –students have always occupied a special place in their hearts. More

Professor Veronica Hendrick Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to China New York, NY, December 17, 2012 - Veronica Hendrick, an Associate Professor of English, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship that will allow her to lecture in China in early 2013.
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Professor Maria Volpe’s Article on Mediation Receives International Recognition New York, NY, December 17, 2012 - Professor Maria Volpe’s article “Mediation Remains Elusive in Public Discourse Despite Its Ubiquity” was published by Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation  (ALT) – the official publication of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution – and is the featured article on the ALT web site. More

John Jay College Welcomes International Students New York, NY, December 13, 2012 - John Jay College’s international students received a warm welcome from President Jeremy Travis in an inaugural reception held in his office on Monday, December 10. The reception was attended by 40 international students who hailed from 26 different countries as well as members of the faculty and administration. More

Student Research & Creativity Enjoy End-of-Term Spotlight New York, NY, December 12, 2012 - Scores of John Jay freshmen stood proudly alongside poster presentations in the Haaren Hall Auxiliary Gymnasium on December 6, showing off their research projects as part of the fifth annual FYE (First Year Experience) Student Showcase. More

LISTEN: Professor Susan Will Interviewed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show About Her New Book on the Economic Crisis of 2008 New York, NY, December 12, 2012 - Susan Will, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at John Jay College and a co-editor of the new book How They Got Away With It: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown, along with Saskia Sassen, sociology professor at Columbia University and contributor to the book, were interviewed about 2008 economic crisis on WNYC Radio’s The Brian Lehrer Show. More

Professor Deborah Koetzle Quoted in Associated Press Article on Anti-Recidivism Court Initiative New York, NY, December 10, 2012 - Deborah Koetzle, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Management, was quoted in an Associated Press article title “DeKalb Court Program Seeks to Reduce Recidivism.”  The article highlights an Atlanta, GA program that is working to keep young, nonviolent, offenders out of jail. More

John Jay College’s First Year Composition Program Selected as National Model of Excellence New York, NY, December 10, 2012 - The John Jay College Writing Program has been awarded a certificate of excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the most influential national organization in the field of composition and rhetoric.  More

WATCH: Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin Featured in CBS’s 60 Minutes Segment on False Confessions New York, NY, December 10, 2012 - Saul Kassin, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, was featured in a 60 Minutes segment titled “Chicago: The False Confession Capital.” Professor Kassin was interviewed about his groundbreaking research on false confessions. More

Professor Mucahit Bilici Quoted in Voices of NY Article About the Hurricane Relief Efforts Among Muslim Communities New York, NY, December 10, 2012 - Mucahit Bilici, an Assistant Professor in the Department of  Sociology, was quoted in a Voices of NY article titled “Post Sandy, Muslims Seen Through a Different Lens.” The article highlights the work of the Islamic Circle of North America Relief USA and the Arab American Association of New York in the post-hurricane Sandy relief efforts. More

Baseball Coach Named to NCAA Post New York, NY, December 7, 2012 - Head Baseball Coach Dan Palumbo has been named to the NCAA Division III Baseball Committee, the eight-member national governing body for the sport. Click here to read article. More

The Anya and Andrew Shiva Art Gallery is Named in Honor of the Largest Donation in the College’s History New York, NY, December 6, 2012 - The generosity of alumnus and Adjunct Professor Andrew Shiva and his wife, Anya, was celebrated Tuesday, December 4, in a reception dedicating John Jay College’s new 4,050-square-foot exhibition gallery, The Anya and Andrew Shiva Art Gallery. The eclectic space showcased the gallery’s first exhibit of fine art prints called, “Expressing the Social Conscience: Art Prints & Human Rights,” curated by Professors Thalia Vrachopoulos and Bill Pangbum. More

New State-of-the Art Science Wing Puts John Jay in the Vanguard of Science Education and Research New York, NY, December 5, 2012 - John Jay College officially opened its new science wing on Friday, November 30, amid a cascade of blue and white confetti and to cheers from an overflow crowd that included College administrators and faculty, elected officials, students, alumni and City University Chancellor Mathew Goldstein. More

John Jay Faculty Present Diverse Topics at American Studies Association Annual Meeting New York, NY, November 29, 2012 - Five John Jay faculty members presented papers at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting  “Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future” on  November 15-18, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Professors Bettina Carbonell, Jonathan Gray, Tara Pauliny, Belinda Rincon and Lucia Trimbur offered a wide-range of innovative topics and perspectives. More

Jim McCann, BS '75, and Ron Moelis Join the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees New York, NY, November 28, 2012 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the appointment of Jim McCann, BS '75, and Ron Moelis to the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. Each board member brings stellar credentials in both the private and nonprofit sectors.
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First Book to Tackle Criminology of Global Financial Crisis Edited By John Jay Faculty New York, NY, November 28, 2012 - How They Got Away with It: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown” is the first book that examines the criminology of the 2008 world financial crisis in a compilation of essays written by a cross-section of national and international experts. More

John Jay Named Military Friendly School© and “Best for Vets” New York, NY, November 20, 2012 - Since its founding in pre-Vietnam War era, John Jay College has long been home to countless veterans seeking to launch or advance post-military college educations and careers. That longstanding relationship recently earned two official stamps of approval, with the College being designated as a “military friendly school” by GI Jobs magazine, and being ranked among the Top 50 “Best for Vets” colleges by the Web site militarytimes.com. More

John Jay College Senior Nicolas Montano Wins Prestigious Marshall Scholarship to Study in the UK New York, NY, November 20, 2012 - Nicolas Montano, a senior in the CUNY Baccalaureate  program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a prestigious British Marshall Scholarship  to study in the United Kingdom.  He is the first John Jay student –and one of five CUNY students to have ever received a Marshall Scholarship since the program's inception. More

WATCH Professor Martin Horn Discuss the U.S. Prison System on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Program New York, NY, November 19, 2012 - Professor Martin Horn of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was a guest panelist on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry program. The discussion centered on issues related to U.S. penal system such as mandatory minimums, solitary confinement and education in prison. More

New John Jay Building Garners Top Industry Honors New York, NY, November 15, 2012 - The new John Jay College building has received a Best Projects award from ENR New York Magazine – a trade publication covering design and construction in the New York metropolitan area. The Award of Merit Higher Education/Research was presented  to the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Turner Construction for their exemplary work on the the new building. More

Professor Shonna Trinch Quoted in NY Times Motherlode Blog About Linguistic Taboos New York, NY, November 9, 2012 - Shonna Trinch, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, is quoted in the New York Times’ Motherlode blog about linguistic taboos and teaching children how to speak about their bodies. More

WATCH WPIX News Segment Featuring Carnegie Hall Musicians at John Jay Evacuation Center New York, NY, November 1, 2012 - A news segment on the WPIX Channel 11 5:00 PM newscast featured musicians from the Manhattan Hong Kong Music Festival who performed for evacuees at the John Jay College Evacaution Center in North Hall. More

John Jay College Trustee Alan Siegel Featured in The New York Times New York, NY, October 25, 2012 - Alan Siegel, a member of the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees, is featured in a New York Times article titled “Longtime Brand Consultant Sheds the Label of Retiree.”
In the article, Mr. Siegel announces the launch of Siegelvision, his new agency specializing in brand and corporate identity consulting for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and foundations. More

Daily Beast Article on Dr. Hawa Abdi’ Daughter Dr. Deqo Mohamed Highlights the John Jay Justice Awards New York, NY, October 22, 2012 - To read the article, click here. More

Read Professor Baz Dreisinger’s New York Times Book Review on ‘Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story,’ by Wyclef Jean New York, NY, October 22, 2012 - Professor Baz Dreisinger of the English department reviewed Purpose: An Immigrant Story, a memoir about award-winning rapper Wyclef Jean,
for the New York Times Book Review. Click here, to read the review. More

Harry Belafonte and John Jay Justice Awards Ceremony Featured in the Huffington Post New York, NY, October 18, 2012 - John Jay Justice Award honoree Harry Belafonte was interviewed by the Huffington Post’s Black Voices during the October 16 award ceremony. More

Professor Maria Hartwig Quoted on Lie Detection in the Long Island Press New York, NY, October 18, 2012 - Professor Maria Hartwig is quoted in the Long Island Press titled “Detecting Lies at Hofstra’s Obama-Romney Debate” that focuses on how lies are detected in a courtroom and the public sphere. More

Professor Horn Quoted by the Associated Press on Use of Solitary Confinement for Juvenile Offenders New York, NY, October 18, 2012 - Professor Martin Horn was interviewed by the Associated Press for an article on the recent ACLU and Human Rights Watch report “Growing Up Locked Down.”  The report highlights the potential mental and psychology damage to juveniles in prolonged isolation. More

2012 Justice Awards Ceremony Honors Leaders Dedicated to the Cause of Justice New York, NY, October 17, 2012 - Four fierce advocates for justice were honored by John Jay College on October 16 with the 2012 John Jay Medals for Justice. More

John Jay Senior Sheds Light on Oppression of Women and Girls Worldwide New York, NY, October 10, 2012 - Senior Yajaira Gonzalez, who is a International Criminal Justice major, serves as the Campus Ambassador for the Half the Sky Movement at John Jay College More

New Study By John Jay College Professor Amy Adamczyk Finds That Religious Affiliation Influences Sexual Behavior New York, NY, October 10, 2012 - The Arab revolutions beginning in 2010 may suggest a diminishing chasm between Muslim-majority and Western nations, however, a new study by Amy Adamczyk, Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, finds that strict divisions based on sexual behaviors endure due to their deep roots in religious and national foundations. More

Paving The Future Of John Jay New York, NY, October 5, 2012 - On October 3, a standing-room-only crowd of John Jay College alumni, faculty and staff, students and friends gathered to celebrate the formal dedication of the Jay Walk, the urban oasis that is one of the crown jewels of the College’s new expanded campus. More

WATCH Professor John Gutiérrez Discuss the Presidential Election on Univision 41 New York, NY, October 3, 2012 - Professor John Gutiérrez in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies serves as a political analyst for Univision 41-New York and will provide post-debate analysis for three presidential debates. More

Distinguished Professor John Matteson Honored For Latest Biography New York, NY, October 2, 2012 - Pulitzer Prize-winning Distinguished Professor of English John Matteson has been honored once again for his scholarly efforts, having been named recipient of the 2012 Ann M. Sperber Award for outstanding biography of a journalist or other media figure. More

Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts 7 New Members New York, NY, October 2, 2012 - Five top athletes and two faculty members who have made a lasting imprint on college athletics became the newest members of the John Jay Athletics Hall of Fame on September 14. More

John Jay's Growing Global Impact New York, NY, September 30, 2012 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been steadily building its reputation as an institution of international consequence. The most recent evidence of its growing global reach is another overseas academic partnership that grew out of the John Jay's Tenth Biennial International Conference. More

Tiffany Onorato, Student Affairs Administrator, Devotes Energies to Foundation Making A Difference New York, NY, September 26, 2012 - Tiffany Onorato, Coordinator of Orientation Programs for John Jay’s Division of Student Life, is making a difference in the lives of impoverished young people in Nicaragua, through the foundation she co-founded along with four fellow alumni of Quinnipiac University. More

John Jay College Joins the Prestigious Macaulay Honors College New York, NY, September 20, 2012 - This fall John Jay College of Criminal Justice joins CUNY’s path breaking William E. Macaulay Honors College. The College is currently accepting Macaulay Honors applications and will welcome its inaugural Macaulay class in 2013. Macaulay students at John Jay will benefit from extraordinary educational experiences and unparalleled opportunities beyond the classroom. More

John Jay’s Future Lawyers: More Than 50 Law Schools Accept John Jay Students New York, NY, September 19, 2012 - Students who participated in John Jay’s Pre Law Institute are being accepted at law schools across the country. From Brooklyn Law School to the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 32 recent John Jay graduates have been accepted at 54 law schools. More

LISTEN to Professor Devin Harner’s NPR Interview on the Media Coverage of the Anti-Muslim Filmmaker ‘Sam Bacile’ and READ His Article Published on PBS’s MediaShift.org New York, NY, September 18, 2012 - Professor Devin Harner’s article, titled “How 'Sam Bacile' Bamboozled the AP, Wall Street Journal Over Anti-Muslim Film”, was recently published on PBS’s MediaShift.org.
The article examines the media’s rushed coverage of the filmmaker who produced the anti-Muslim film that has triggered widespread unrest in the Middle East.
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John Jay College’s National Network for Safe Communities Awarded $1,000,000 Federal Grant to Enhance and Sustain Proven Crime Prevention Strategies New York, NY, September 18, 2012 - The National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC), a project of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to enhance and sustain two highly successful crime-reduction strategies. More

Jay Walk Opens to Community New York, NY, September 12, 2012 - One of John Jay's new signature spaces, the Jay Walk, was opened to the community on September 13. The ribbon-cutting was held during Community Hour so that students could be the first to usher in this 60,000-square-foot rooftop terrace. "The Jay Walk is one of the crown jewels of the College's new expanded campus," said John Jay President Jeremy Travis. "This spectacular space is an oasis of green where students, faculty and staff can relax, socialize and study." More

WATCH Professor Kennedy’s Web Chat on Gun Violence with CommonWealth Magazine New York, NY, September 5, 2012 - Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Center on Crime Prevention and Control was recently profiled by CommonWealth magazine. More

Harry Belafonte, Dr. Hawa Abdi, Vivian Nixon and the late Justice William O. Douglas to Receive 2012 John Jay Medal for Justice New York, NY, September 5, 2012 - In recognition of their fierce advocacy for justice, Dr. Hawa Abdi, Somali human rights activist and 2012 Nobel Prize nominee; Harry Belafonte, actor, musician and civil rights activist; and Vivian Nixon, executive director of the College and Community Fellowship will receive the John Jay Medal for Justice. The late Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas will be honored posthumously. More

Professor Jana Arsovska Awarded W.E.B Dubois Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice New York, NY, September 4, 2012 - Assistant Professor Jana Arsovska of the John Jay Department of Sociology has been awarded a prestigious W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice. The two-year, $100,000 award will allow her to expand her exploration of what she says is an understudied area: Albanian organized crime. More

John Jay Welcomes Class of 2016 New York, NY, September 4, 2012 - More than 1,800 freshmen, a 6% increase from 2011, have joined the dynamic student body at John Jay College of Criminal Justice this fall. Although the overwhelming majority of the Class of 2016 hails from New York City or State, there is representation from throughout the tri-state area, as well as a dozen other states from coast to coast. More

Professor Freilich’s Research Informs CNN.com Op-Ed on Domestic Extremist Groups New York, NY, August 28, 2012 - Professor Joshua Frielich’s research was cited in a recent CNN.com op-ed titled “Understanding America’s Domestic Extremist Threat.”. Featured in CNN.com’s Global Public Square, the article references data compiled by the Extremists Crime Database (ECBD) which is directed by Professor Freilich. The piece was written by three former doctor students of the ECDB, including William Parkin who recently earned his PhD from CUNY Doctoral Program in Justice, housed at John Jay College. More

Prisoner Reentry Institute’s NYC Justice Corps Expansion to Provide Multifaceted Services to Low-Income Communities Citywide New York, NY, August 16, 2012 - The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and the Mayor's Young Men's Initiative, today announced the expansion of the New York City Justice Corps reentry initiative to serve 300 young adults annually in the South Bronx, Jamaica, East New York and Harlem. More

President Jeremy Travis Receives Maud Booth Correctional Services Award from Volunteers of America New York, NY, July 31, 2012 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Maud Booth Correctional Services Award presented by the Volunteers of America, philanthropic human services organization. More

Professor Corthals’ Latest Research Using Novel Proteomics Method Featured in the NY Times, LA Times and the Huffington Post New York, NY, July 31, 2012 -    More

John Jay College Releases Report on the Neighborhood-Specific Nature of the New York City Crime Decline in the 1990’s New York, NY, July 25, 2012 - The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report titled Homicide by Neighborhood: Mapping New York City's Violent Crime Drop. The authors, Dr. Preeti Chauhan, Professor of Psychology at the College and faculty research fellow with the Center, and Lauren Kois, a doctoral student at the Graduate Center, CUNY and research consultant with the Center, explore variations in homicide rates among New York City (NYC) neighborhoods throughout the 1990s. More

Professor Angelique Corthals Uses Novel Techniques to Detect Lung Infection in 500 Year-Old Mummy New York, NY, July 25, 2012 - An article in open source journal PLoS ONE, titled "Detecting the Immune System Response of a 500 Year-old Inca Mummy", reports the first-ever use of proteomics to detect immune system response from a frozen Inca mummy. Assistant Professor Angelique Corthals of the Department of Sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is the lead author on the study which found that the Incan mummy suffered from a bacterial lung infection at the time of its death. More

Rosemarie Maldonado, Assistant Vice President and Counsel at John Jay College, Appointed to the New York City Panel for Educational Policy New York, NY, July 19, 2012 - Mayor Michael Bloomberg has appointed Rosemarie Maldonado, Assistant Vice President and Counsel at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, to the New York City Panel for Educational Policy. She joins the thirteen member board that is the policy setting body for the New York City Department of Education. While serving on the board, Maldonado will remain in her current role at John Jay College. More

Pulitzer-Winner John Matteson Appointed CUNY Distinguished Professor of English at John Jay College New York, NY, June 25, 2012 - John Matteson, Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been appointed as a University Distinguished Professor by the City University of New York. Professor Matteson was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his book Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. More

John Jay College’s National Network For Safe Communities Awarded $750,000 Federal Grant to Enhance and Sustain Proven Crime Prevention Strategies New York, NY, June 7, 2012 - The National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC), a project of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to enhance and sustain two highly successful crime-reduction strategies. More

John Jay Is a Hit at Annual World Science Festival New York, NY, June 3, 2012 - It was billed as the "Ultimate Science Street Fair," and for the fifth year representatives of the John Jay College Department of Sciences were prominent participants in the World Science Festival in and around Washington Square Park. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends on June 3 presented "Beyond CSI," a sprawling interactive experience and exhibit designed to highlight the importance of science both at the crime scene and in the laboratory. More

Scholars and Practitioners to Discuss Justice, Security and Human Rights at John Jay College’s Tenth Biennial International Conference New York, NY, May 30, 2012 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice will host the Tenth Biennial International Conference, " Global Perspectives on Justice and Security and Human Rights," in New York City from June 6– 9, 2012. Prominent scholars, government officials, practitioners and justice advocates from 25 countries include Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, India, Japan, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, Ukraine and the United States. More

RELIGION IS A POTENT FORCE FOR COOPERATION AND CONFLICT, RESEARCH SHOWS New York, NY, May 17, 2012 - Across history and cultures, religion increases trust within groups but also may increase conflict with other groups, according to an article titled  'Religious and Sacred Imperatives in Human Conflict' in the May 18 issue Science. More

Stephen Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights to Speak on Pre-Trial Detention New Orleans, Louisiana, May 9, 2012 - Stephen Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights will lead a prestigious group of speakers, including judges, district attorneys, and academics in an in-depth workshop for the media about pre-trial detention issues at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 15th, 2012. More

J Journal Earns National Recognition with 2013 Pushcart Prize for Fiction New York, NY, May 7, 2012 - J Journal: New Writing on Justice, the literary journal of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has won a 2013 Pushcart Prize for Fiction for "The Fall of Punicea" by Paul Stapleton, a short story published in the journal's Spring 2011 issue. With this recognition, in addition to the two Special Mentions in the 2011 Pushcart Anthology, the well-regarded journal joins the ranks of the best literary journals in the United States. More

Rigorous Review Strongly Supports Efficacy of National Network for Safe Communities’ Anti-Crime Strategies New York, NY, April 27, 2012 - The National Network for Safe Communities, a project of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, has been given an enthusiastic endorsement for its approaches to addressing serious violent crime and overt drug markets by the Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review, the gold standard in evaluating social science interventions. More

Distinguished Professor Jock Young Wins British Society of Criminology Outstanding Achievement Award New York, NY, April 25, 2012 - Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice Jock Young, 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. More

President Jeremy Travis to serve as Chair of National Academies panel on the Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration New York, NY, April 5, 2012 - President Jeremy Travis has been named as chair of a panel convened by the National Academies studying the causes and consequences of the country's high incarceration rates. This panel is an initiative of The Committee on Law and Justice. In addition to Jeremy Travis, the Committee is composed of 18 experts from wide-ranging backgrounds and fields. More

John Jay College Awarded $442,143 Pinkerton Foundation Grant to Launch the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative New York, NY, April 3, 2012 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the creation of the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative with a historic and generous $422,143 grant from the Pinkerton Foundation. The Initiative will contribute to the development of youth justice in New York City by engaging the efforts of talented John Jay students who, as Pinkerton Fellows, will assume positions of responsibility in the youth service field while supporting the mission of participating nonprofit community-based organizations. More

Jeffrey Butts, Director of the Research and Evaluation Center, Speaks at Second National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in D.C. New York, NY, April 2, 2012 - Jeffery Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will be a speaker at the Second National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention held in Washington, DC on April 2-3, 2012. More

John Jay College Conference to Focus on Immigration and Criminal Justice Policy in the United States New York, NY, March 14, 2012 - New York City Commissioner of Correction Dora Schriro will be the keynote speaker at the Issues of Immigration in Criminal Justice conference, sponsored by the Center on Race, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, on Thursday, March 22, 2012, New York City. Leading scholars, public policy and criminal justice practitioners, community advocates and journalists will discuss new and ongoing research on the criminalization of immigrants in justice policy and practice.
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Professor David Kennedy's Violence Reduction Strategy Will Be the Centerpiece of a New State Initiative New York, NY, February 23, 2012 - A violence-reduction strategy developed by Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice will be the centerpiece of a comprehensive $2-million anti-violence initiative recently announced by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. More

WATCH President Travis Discuss Criminal Justice Policy on CUNY-TV’s Eldridge & Co (Air dates: 2/15, 2/18 & 2/19) New York, NY, February 14, 2012 - President Travis will appear on Eldridge & Co., a public affairs show hosted by Ronnie Eldridge on CUNY TV More

Assistant Professor Shamik Sengupta Wins Early Career Research Award New York, NY, February 9, 2012 - Assistant Professor Shamik Sengupta of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, a specialist in wireless communications and networking, has won a prestigious and highly competitive Early Career Research Award from the National Science Foundation. More

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Mother Jones Magazine Win 2012 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards New York, NY, January 17, 2012 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Trevor Aaronson of Mother Jones magazine are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2012 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. More

PATRICK V. MURPHY, (1920 – 2011) - John Jay Mourns the Loss of One of Its Founding Fathers New York, NY, January 13, 2012 - Former New York City Police Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy, who died December 16 at the age of 91, was more than a titan of American policing. He was, quite literally, one of the founding fathers of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the entire College community mourns his passing, just as we celebrate his enormous legacy. More

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to Speak at John Jay College New York, NY, January 9, 2012 - Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy will lead a prestigious group of speakers, including three heads of state correction systems, police chiefs and prosecutors from around the country, for discussions on the evolving role of drugs, race and mass incarceration in the U.S. justice system at the Seventh Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, Feb 7th , 2012. More

Criminal Justice Doctoral Student Leonid Lantsman Receives U.S. Department of State Franklin Fellowship New York, NY, January 5, 2012 - Leonid Lantsman, a third-year student in the John Jay College/CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice, has been awarded a prestigious Franklin Fellowship from the U.S. State Department. His research will focus on a comparative study of how criminal networks utilize seaports for their own illicit purposes. More

Professor Angelique Corthals’ Groundbreaking Research on Multiple Sclerosis Published in the Quarterly Review of Biology New York, NY, December 21, 2011 - Multiple sclerosis, long viewed as an autoimmune disease, may in fact be a metabolic disorder, according to Assistant Professor Angelique Corthals of the Department of Sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, whose findings appear in the December 2011 issue of the Quarterly Review of Biology. More

Forbes.com Features Blogs on Recent Dispute Resolution Consortium Meeting at John Jay New York, NY, December 5, 2011 -    More

John Jay College and New York Law School Launch New Joint Degree Program in Forensic Psychology and Law New York, NY, November 28, 2011 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice and New York Law School (NYLS) announced today the creation of a dual-degree M.A.-J.D. program in forensic psychology and law to train attorneys with a specialization in mental disability law, and train psychology graduate students in the legal system. The program will begin in the fall 2012 semester. More

115-Member John Jay College Delegation to Take Part in American Society of Criminology Conference New York, NY, November 9, 2011 - Led by President Jeremy Travis, a delegation of 115 John Jay College of Criminal Justice faculty, staff, administrators and students from the undergraduate through doctoral levels will make an impact at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, to be held in Washington, DC, from November 15-19. More

John Jay College’s President Travis Named Chair of the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice New York, NY, October 31, 2011 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been named as the new Chair of the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council. Mr. Travis's appointment was announced on October 25 by Dr. Ralph Cicerone, Chair of the National Research Council and President of the National Academy of Sciences. More

John Jay College to Receive More Than a Half Million Dollars in NIJ Grants New York, NY, October 27, 2011 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice became the only CUNY College in 2011 to be awarded grants by the National institute of Justice. The College was awarded $520,747. Of the 357 awards presented by NIJ in 2011, only 50 went to universities. More

Professor David Brotherton Honored with the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award by American Society of Criminology New York, NY, October 24, 2011 - The American Society of Criminology (ASC) has named Professor David Brotherton, Chair of the Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as the Critical Criminologist of the Year. The award will be presented at the ASC Annual Conference, November 16-19, in Washington, DC. More

Professor Jonathan Jacobs Appointed Presidential Scholar at John Jay College New York, NY, October 18, 2011 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced today the appointment of prominent academic, Jonathan Jacobs, as a Presidential Scholar of Philosophy. Professor Jacobs joined the John Jay faculty in January 2011 and has been named the Director of the College's Institute of Criminal Justice Ethics and Editor of the journal Criminal Justice Ethics. At present, he is also the Chair of the Department of Philosophy. More

Professor Maria Volpe Named 2011 Mediation Day Frontline Champion New York, NY, October 17, 2011 - Professor Maria Volpe, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been selected as the 2011 Mediation Settlement Day Frontline Champion. Professor Volpe will be presented with the award during the Annual Mediation Settlement Day kick-off event which will takes place on October 18, 2011 at the New York City Bar Association. More

With the Opening of a Spectacular New Building, John Jay Bolsters a New Vision of Educating for Justice New York, NY, October 12, 2011 - To meet John Jay College of Criminal Justice's evolving academic and spatial needs, the College is about to open a state-of-the-art building on 59th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. The new 625,000 square foot facility, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is a concrete manifestation of John Jay's efforts to solidify its place as the preeminent leader in "educating for justice." More

John Jay College Congratulates Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner New York, NY, October 7, 2011 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today congratulates Leymah Gbowee, winner of the prestigious 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace. She, together with President Ellen Johnson Surleaf of Liberia and Tawakkul Karman, were co-winners of the prize. More

Groundbreaking Study Finds Double-Blind Sequential Lineups More Accurate in Eyewitness Identifications New York, NY, September 19, 2011 - John Jay College Professor of Psychology Jennifer Dysart, one of a team of researchers, has completed a field study on eyewitness identification that found double-blind sequential lineups produce fewer mistaken eyewitness identifications than double-blind simultaneous lineups. More

John Jay College Students Receive Scholarships from New York Propane Gas Association New York, NY, September 16, 2011 - The John Jay Foundation today announced that John Jay College of Criminal Justice sophomore Mateusz Grebowiec, age 20, and junior Ken Zeng, age 22 were awarded the Elbert Stillwaggon Memorial Scholarships. Sponsored by the New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA), these scholarships of $3,000 annually are awarded to two full-time students in the College's Fire Science Program. More

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Delivers Counterterrorism Policy Address at John Jay New York, NY, September 9, 2011 - Amid tight security attendant to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed an overflow crowd at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on September 9, unveiling an evolving counterterrorism strategy that focuses on the exercise of “smart power” to defeat violent extremism. More

John Jay Alum Wizdom Powell Appointed to Prestigious White House Fellowship New York, NY, September 8, 2011 - Of the many degrees that Wizdom Powell has earned during a stellar academic career as a scholar of health education and the racial healthcare experience, the first of these came from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1998. More

John Jay Professor José Morín Appointed Provost of CUNY New Community College New York, NY, September 7, 2011 - Professor José Luis Morín, former interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies, was recently appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The New Community College of The City University of New York. More

John Jay College Releases Report on Strategies for Changing Juvenile Justice New York, NY, September 6, 2011 - The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today released a report titled Resolution, Reinvestment, and Realignment: Three Strategies for Changing Juvenile Justice. The authors, Jeffrey Butts, the Center's Director, and Douglas Evans, a research consultant with the Center, ask some important questions about the trend toward less confinement. More

John Jay College Unveils Striking New Look New York, NY, August 22, 2011 - Founded as a college to educate police officers in the sciences and liberal arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been transformed, under the leadership of President Jeremy Travis, into the preeminent international leader in educating for justice. To secure recognition of this transformation and provide a platform for its ongoing communications programs, the college introduced a striking new identity program today that was unveiled at their orientation program for new students this week More

Chicago Supt. McCarthy Takes Lead on Racial Reconciliation and Legitimacy in Policing New York, NY, August 18, 2011 - In a breakthrough statement on racial reconciliation and police legitimacy, Garry McCarthy, the newly appointed Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, has stressed the importance of recognizing and addressing the historic tension between minority communities and police that can be traced back to police departments enforcing racist policies of past government institutions. More

MPA Differential Tuition Increase Approved New York, NY, July 21, 2011 - The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York approved differential tuition for students in the Master of Public Administration Program across the University on June 27.

The increase in tuition is 15% ($150 per course for in state students, $270 per course for out of state students) beginning with the fall 2011 semester.
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Scholarship Fund created to honor the memory of Professor Diana Friedland New York, NY, July 18, 2011 - On January 21, 2011, John Jay College lost a special member of our faculty with the death of Dr. Diana Friedland.  She became a full-time member of the Department of Sciences in September of 2004, and quickly became an active and invaluable member of our community. Her contribution to John Jay will be honored with a Scholarship Fund in her name. More

Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute, Interviewed by CBS News 2 (7/7/11) New York, NY, July 7, 2011 -    More

John Jay College Confidential Informant Study Reveals Weaknesses in New Jersey Police Practices New York, NY, June 28, 2011 - The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project have released a study today, authored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice faculty who investigated how closely the use of confidential informants conformed to New Jersey policy. The study revealed inconsistent policies governing the use of confidential informants at all levels of government, which have led to violations of informants' rights and compromises in the integrity of criminal investigations. More

Professor Glenn Corbett and Alumnus Commissioner Salvatore Cassano Quoted in Daily News Article on 9/11 (June 26, 2011) New York, NY, June 26, 2011 -    More

Dr. Jane Katz Honored At The United Nations New York, NY, June 23, 2011 - Dr. Jane Katz, a well-known author, educator and advocate of all things aquatic, was honored with a Certificate of Merit by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and gave a graciously motivating acceptance speech at the United Nations. More

The Fortune Society & John Jay College of Criminal Justice Unveil Toolkit Outlining How to Sucessfully Employ Formerly Incarcerated Individuals New York, NY, June 23, 2011 - The Fortune Society, one of the most respected and effective alternative to incarceration and reentry agencies in the country, in partnership with the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today released a practical toolkit outlining how organizations can successfully employ men and women with criminal histories. More

Renowned Reentry Expert Ann L. Jacobs Named Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College New York, NY, June 10, 2011 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the appointment of Ann L. Jacobs as director of the College's Prisoner Reentry Institute. More

Academic and Service Awards Presented to 2011 John Jay Graduates New York, NY, June 7, 2011 - Outstanding graduating seniors were honored with academic and service awards during a ceremony on John Jay College of Criminal Justice on June 1st. More

John Jay / CUNY Doctoral Students Awarded Rudin Fellowships in Applied Justice Research New York, NY, June 7, 2011 - The John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay have awarded two 2011 Rudin Fellowships in Applied Justice Research. More

Professor David Kennedy Receives Honorary Degree From Swarthmore College New York, NY, June 6, 2011 - Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control and Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College, received an honorary degree from his alma mater Swarthmore College at its 139th Commencement on May 29th. Along with fellow honorees, publisher David Bradley and entrepreneur Iqbal Quadir, Kennedy received the honorary degree at the Scott Outdoor Amphitheater in Swarthmore, PA. More

John Jay Lecturer, Victoria Boyd, featured on CUNY TV’S Study With the Best New York, NY, June 2, 2011 -     More

More Than 3,000 Students to Graduate From John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Friday, June 3rd New York, NY, May 31, 2011 - Students, alumni, faculty and guests will gather in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center North for the College's forty-sixth commencement exercises on Friday, June 3, 2011, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. College President Jeremy Travis, will open both commencement ceremonies. The day is the high point for undergraduate and graduate students who have worked diligently in pursuit of academic excellence. More

John Jay College receives Top Honors at the 2011 National Model United Nations Conference for the Seventh Consecutive Year New York, NY, May 19, 2011 - The United Nations Student Association of John Jay College, a delegation of 18 students, won three awards at the 2011 National Model United Nations Conference. This marks the seventh year in a row that John Jay College of Criminal Justice has received a Delegation Award at the conference. It also marks the third year in a row that John Jay College of Criminal Justice has received the Outstanding Position Papers Award. More

John Jay College Reports No Single Cause, Predictor of Clergy Abuse New York, NY, May 18, 2011 - A landmark study by researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, which examined the causes and context of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the U.S. Catholic Church, concluded that there was no single cause or predictor of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. The report added that that situational factors and opportunity to abuse played a significant role in the onset and continuation of abusive acts. More

Los Angeles & San Francisco District Attorneys to Speak at John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice Symposium on California’s Three Strikes Law New York, NY, April 26, 2011 - Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, San Francisco D.A. George Gascón, California Corrections Secretary Matthew Cate, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, and Connie Rice of the Advancement Project are among the distinguished speakers attending a symposium on California's Three Strikes law next month sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice College Center on Media, Crime and Justice. More

John Jay College Senior Julia Szendro Wins Fulbright Award to Hungary New York, NY, April 25, 2011 - Julia Szendro, a senior in the CUNY BA program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a prestigious J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to study in Hungary. Ms. Szendro joins the ranks of distinguished Fulbright scholars that include heads of state, ambassadors as well as prominent CEO's, journalists and artists. More

John Jay College Presented the 2011 Justice Awards at the CUNY Graduate Center New York, NY, April 6, 2011 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice presented the John Jay Medal for Justice to Sunitha Krishnan, founder and president of Prajwala; Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of Children's Defense Fund;, and Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois; on Tuesday, April 5 at a ceremony in the Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue. More

John Jay College Announces Recipients of the 2011 John Jay Justice Awards New York, NY, March 31, 2011 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the winners of the 2011 John Jay Justice Awards, honoring the contributions of three innovative and inspiring individuals whose works exemplify dedication to the cause of justice. More

John Jay College to Present the 2011 Justice Awards New York, NY, March 31, 2011 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice will present the John Jay Medal for Justice to Sunitha Krishnan, founder and president of Prajwala; Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of Children's Defense Fund;, and Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, IL. on April 5, 2011. The ceremony will be held in the Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue. More

New Study Shows John Jay College Faculty Research Top Forensic Psychology Journals New York, NY, March 22, 2011 - The scholarly credentials of John Jay College faculty members have been resoundingly reaffirmed in a new study that examined the institutional affiliations of authors published in three top forensic psychology journals. More

Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice Ranked in Nation's Top 10 by US NEWS & WORLD REPORT and John Jay in Top 20% of Nation's MPA Programs New York, NY, March 17, 2011 - The U.S. News and World Report's 2012 Best Graduate Schools survey ranks the CUNY Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as one of the top 10 programs in the nation, ahead of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, University of Florida and Northeastern University. More

Professor David Kennedy Receives the 2010-2011 Hatfield Scholar Award for His Crime Prevention Scholarship New York, NY, March 7, 2011 - Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College, will receive the 2010-2011 Hatfield Scholar Award for his many contributions to addressing violent crimes in communities. The Award, which was established by the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, will be presented on April 7th at Portland State University. More

John Jay College Receives a nearly $400,000 Homeland Security Scientific Leadership Award New York, NY, January 25, 2011 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has given a $399,983 Scientific Leadership Award for Minority Serving Institutions to the College. More

Chief NYS Judge Jonathan Lippman to speak at John Jay College New York, NY, January 24, 2011 - New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will lead a prestigious group of speakers, including three senior judges and three district attorneys from around the country, for discussions on the evolving role of the courts in the U.S. justice system at the Sixth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, Jan. 31st and Tuesday Feb 1st, 2011. More

President Obama Names Professor Carpi as Recipient of Mentoring Award New York, NY, January 21, 2011 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice is proud to announce that Dr. Anthony Carpi, Professor of Environmental Toxicology, has won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The award will be presented to him at a ceremony at the White House on January 27. More

New York Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer Investigative Team Win 2011 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards New York, NY, January 12, 2011 -  Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Robert Kolker of New York Magazine and Craig McCoy, Nancy Phillips, Dylan Purcell, John Sullivan, and Emilie Lounsberry, of the Philadelphia Inquirer are the winners of the John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2011 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. More

Sociologist Bonnie Sultan of the Center for Crime Prevention & Control Featured on the PBS NewsHour New York, NY, January 11, 2011 -    More

President Travis Discusses State’s Juvenile Justice System on The Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC, 1/7/11) New York, NY, January 7, 2011 -    More

“OSHA at 40” - Co-Authored by Prof. Gerald Markowitz New York, NY, January 4, 2011 - “OSHA at 40”, co-authored by Prof. Gerald Markowitz More

2010 State of the College Address New York, NY, December 1, 2010 - Speaking to an assembly of faculty, staff, students and guests in his annual State of the College address, John Jay President Jeremy Travis said that despite the current fiscal climate and “uncertain financial future,” by virtually any other measure, John Jay has never been stronger. More

CUNY Board of Trustees Approves Tuition Increase New York, NY, November 23, 2010 - To preserve academic programs and meet high enrollment demands in the face of continuing state and city budget cuts and a difficult economy, the CUNY Board of Trustees on November 22 approved a tuition schedule including a 5% increase effective Spring 2011. Full-time senior college resident undergraduates will be charged an additional $115 for the 2011 Spring semester and full-time resident masters students will pay an additional $185 for the same period. More

John Jay College’s National Network for Safe Communities Awarded $447,000 Grant to Support Homicide and Drug Market Prevention Initiatives New York, NY, October 29, 2010 - The National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) of John Jay College of Criminal Justice has received a $447,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to support further implementation of its innovative crime prevention strategies. The NNSC, an initiative of the College’s Center for Crime Prevention and Control, seeks to restore communities by eliminating overt drug markets and preventing violent crimes associated with street gangs. More

John Jay College’s “Educating for Justice” Gala Pays Tribute to Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Jr. and IBM’s Smarter Cities New York, NY, October 22, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice honored Frederick “Fritz” A. O. Schwarz, Jr. a recognized public service leader and IBM’s Smarter Cities for their respective contributions to the cause of justice at the College’s “Educating for Justice” Gala on Thursday, October 21. More

Professor Martin F. Horn Named Executive Director of the Newly Created Permanent New York State Sentencing Commission New York, NY, October 15, 2010 - Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman today announced the establishment of the New York State Permanent Sentencing Commission and named Professor Martin F. Horn as the commission’s executive director. The Commission will be located at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, where it will draw upon the College’s expertise and resources. More

Professor Lisa Farrington Featured on National Public Radio Show Titled “Women Call For Peace” New York, NY , October 14, 2010 -     More

John Jay Wins U.S. Department of Education 5-Year Development Grant New York, NY, October 5, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice will receive an annual amount of $637,563 for the next five years under funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. John Jay was one of just six institutions, including five CUNY colleges, to win the competitive Title V grant. The funding will support both the College’s Forensic Science curriculum and its First Year Experience program. More

John Jay’s Criminal Justice Research & Evaluation Center Receives $1 million to Evaluate Crime Control and Prevention Initiatives New York, NY, October 4, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice will share with Temple University a grant of $1,000,000 awarded by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to design and implement a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation of the agency’s Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program (CBVP).  The research, which will available in 2014, will be conducted by John Jay’s Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center. More

Book Discussion - “Tales from the Sausage Factory: Making Laws in New York State” New York, NY, September 30, 2010 -    More

John Jay’s Program to Aid Science Majors Gets $600,000 Grant from the U.S. Department of Education New York, NY, September 16, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Education’s Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) has awarded $600,000 for the support and expansion of John Jay’s Program for Research Initiatives for Science Majors (PRISM). The grant will fund additional student research stipends, travel to conferences, an annual newsletter and a website that will keep current and former students involved in the program. More

Music for Humanity: A Narrated Concert In Memory of Daniel Pearl New York, NY, September 8, 2010 - Music for Humanity, a narrated concert in memory of Daniel Pearl, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 7:30 PM at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC.  Admission is FREE and no tickets are required. More

Professor David Kennedy’s Op-Ed on Gang Violence Featured in the Chicago Tribune (September 7, 2010) New York, NY, September 7, 2010 -   More

John Jay’s Center for International Human Rights Awarded Stavros Niarchos Foundation Grant New York, NY, September 2, 2010 - The Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice has received a grant of $92,419 from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) in support of the Center’s Policing Across Borders project. The new grant will fund two workshops which will focus on immigration and security and will expand the geographical reach of the project to include officials from Italy, Spain and Malta. More

John Jay Welcomes Class of 2014 New York, NY, August 26, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice welcomed its first-ever all-baccalaureate freshman class. Of the more than 2,000 enrolled freshmen, a record 85 percent attended the two-day Orientation Program along with 433 of their parents. Preliminary data indicates a record-breaking increase of 24 percent in baccalaureate freshmen enrollment over 2009. More

Professor Jane Katz Featured in The New York Times (July 31, 2010) New York, NY, July 31, 2010 -   More

John Jay Hosts “Communities & Justice” Symposium New York, NY, July 29, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, along with the Office of the Manhattan District Attorney and the Office of Manhattan Borough President, co-hosted “Communities & Justice: Partnerships & Challenges for the 21st Century,” a two-day criminal justice symposium that took place on July 28–29. More

Read Review of the J Journal: New Writing on Justice New York, NY, July 22, 2010 -   More

CUNY Approves New Policy and Procedures Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Against Students New York, NY, July 20, 2010 - CUNY approves new policy and procedures concerning sexual assault, stalking, domestic and intimate partner violence against students More

John Jay College Awarded $21 Million in Grants for the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year New York, NY, July 20, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice received a record $21 million dollars in external grants during the 2009-2010 fiscal year, a 28.1% increase over the previous year. Five years ago, John Jay got $6 million in grants; this year, John Jay got $21 million. These funds will support research, education, training programs and community initiatives. More

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Goes Mobile New York, NY, July 13, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice is the first College in The City University of New York system to feature an app on both the iPhone and Android cell phone platforms. The College now joins the ranks of only a few colleges nationwide to have a smart phone application. More

Professor David Green Quoted in Time Magazine (European Edition) Article on Norway’s Prisons New York, NY, July 12, 2010 -   More

Professor Scott Atran Quoted in Newsweek Article on Talking to America’s Enemies (July 9, 2010) New York, NY, July 9, 2010 -   More

Professor Eugene O’Donnell’s “Letter to the Editor” on Stop & Frisk featured in The New York Times (July 2, 2010) New York, NY, July 2, 2010 -   More

Professor Corbett Testifies Before the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee New York, NY, June 28, 2010 - Professor Glenn Corbett, Chair of the Protection Management Department at John Jay College, testified before the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee on Monday, June 28. The Subcommittee held a field forum in Middletown, Connecticut regarding the Kleen Energy Systems power plant explosion. On February 7, a massive explosion ripped through the natural gas power plant that was under construction killing five workers and injuring dozens. More

Professor James Lynch Confirmed as Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics New York, NY, June 23, 2010 - The United State Senate has confirmed James Lynch, distinguished professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Lynch was nominated to this position in fall of 2009. More

John Jay College Faculty and Students Take Part in World Science Festival New York, NY, June 20, 2010 - Faculty and students from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Department of Sciences coordinated the CSI Experience at the 2010 World Science Street Festival in New York City on June 6. For the second year, members of the science department, with the help of student volunteers, organized four tents with various interactive forensic activities for visitors of all ages. More

19 Journalists Win Tribal Justice Reporting Fellowships From the Center on Media, Crime and Justice New York, NY, June 9, 2010 - Nineteen journalists from print, online and broadcast outlets around the nation have been selected as fellows to attend a Center on Media, Crime and Justice/McCormick Foundation Specialized Reporting Institute on tribal justice at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on June 25-26, 2010. More

Internationally Recognized Scholars and Leaders to Discuss Crime, Justice and Policing at Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco New York, NY, May 26, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice will sponsor its Ninth Biennial International Conference on “Societies in Transition: Balancing Security, Social Justice and Tradition” in Marrakesh, Morocco from June 2 – 5, 2010. Prominent scholars, civic leaders and government officials from more than 32 countries will come together to present and discuss the latest research on various criminal justice and human rights-related topics. More

Professor David Green Selected as a Fellow at NYU Straus Institute New York, NY, May 20, 2010 - David Green, Assistant Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a prestigious one-year research fellowship at New York University’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice for 2010-11. More

More Than 2,800 Students to Graduate From John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Thursday, May 27 New York, NY, May 18, 2010 - Students, alumni, faculty and guests will gather in the Madison Square Garden Theatre for the College’s Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 27,  2009, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. College President Jeremy Travis, will open both Commencement ceremonies. The day is the high point for undergraduate and graduate students who have worked diligently in pursuit of academic excellence.  More

Renowned Restaurateur Phil Suarez Joins John Jay College Foundation Board New York, NY, May 7, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the appointment of Phil Suarez to the John Jay College Foundation Board. Mr. Suarez is CEO and President of the Suarez Restaurant Group and Partner of Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges.
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Professor Staci Stroble Wins Prestigious Radzinowicz Memorial New York, NY, May 6, 2010 - Staci Strobl, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was recently awarded the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize by The British Journal of Criminology (BJC) for her article titled "Policing Housemaids: The Criminalization of Domestic Workers in Bahrain", (March 2009). More

John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice Awarded Over $780,000 in Grants This Year New York, NY, May 4, 2010 - The Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) at John Jay College has garnered $780,956 in research grants during the first half of 2010. These grants will allow the Center to expand its mission of promoting and developing high-quality criminal justice journalism in the United States. More

President Jeremy Travis Honored With Distinguished Public Service Award New York, NY, April 21, 2010 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, received the Distinguished Public Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Service from the School of Criminal Justice, the State University of New York at Albany. The award ceremony took place as part of the 26th Annual John E. Burton Lecture on April 20th at the University at Albany. More

President Travis Responds to U.S. Department of Justice Charges New York, NY, April 19, 2010 - I am writing to respond to various news accounts regarding allegations that John Jay College has discriminated against non-citizens in our employment practices.  These news accounts have left the erroneous impression that the College has engaged in widespread discriminatory practices.  Nothing could be further from the truth. More

John Jay College Artist-in-Residence Caroline Stoessinger Receives Visionary Award New York, NY, April 16, 2010 - Caroline Stoessinger, prominent pianist and John Jay College Artist-in-Residence since 2007, received the Visionary Award of the American Dreamer Awards from the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. The Awards were presented at a breakfast reception hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama that kicked off Immigrant Heritage Week, a weeklong celebration that runs from April 15- 21. More

The Publishing Triangle Honors Professor Blanche Wiesen Cook with Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award New York, NY, April 12, 2010 - Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has been honored with the 2010 Publishing Triangle’s Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. More

John Jay College Students Receive Top Honors at Model UN Conference for Sixth Consecutive Year New York, NY, April 12, 2010 - The John Jay Model United Nations team, a delegation of 24 students, won four top awards at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference held in New York from March 28 to April 3. It was the sixth consecutive year that the John Jay team has won an award at the conference. More

John Jay College Hosts Justice Awards Ceremony New York, NY, April 7, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice presented the John Jay Medal for Justice to Leymah Gbowee, Executive Director of Women, Peace & Security Africa; the Florence, AZ Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project; and the Innocence Project on April 6, 2010. The ceremony was held in the College’s Gerald W. Lynch Theatre, 899 Tenth Avenue. More

President Jeremy Travis Interviewed on CUNY-TV’s City Talk (Watch Now) New York, March 23, 2010 - President Jeremy Travis will discuss the NYPD’s stop, question and frisk policy and the New York State Juvenile Justice Task Force on CUNY-TV’s City Talk this Wednesday, March 24th at 9:30 AM. More

Primer on Stop, Question & Frisk Policing Practices in NYC Released by John Jay College New York, NY, March 9, 2010 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today released “Stop, Question & Frisk Policing Practices in New York City: A Primer” authored by its Center on Race, Crime and Justice. The Primer was made available on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the New York City Bar Association in connection with its forum “The New York Police Department's Stop and Frisk Policies: Are they Effective? Fair? Appropriate?”  More

John Jay College Ron Brown Summer Law School Program Featured on NY1 News New York, NY, February 26, 2010 -    More

President Travis Quoted in New York Times Article on Detained Youths (2/11/10) New York, NY, February 11, 2010 -   More

Professor Suzanne Oboler Named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies New York, NY, February 5, 2010 - Professor Suzanne Oboler of the John Jay College department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies has been selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies. She will study the changing meaning of race and blackness in Brazil, in the light of the relatively recent implementation of affirmative action in Brazilian higher education. More

President Travis Quoted in USA Today Article on Juvenile Justice (2/3/10) New York, NY, February 2, 2010 -    More

Professor Gerald Markowitz’s Work on Public Health Issues featured in Scientific American New York, NY, January 28, 2010 -   More

Noted Scholars, Legislators and Journalists Explore Criminal Justice Reforms at John Jay Symposium on Crime in America New York, NY, January 27, 2010 - Former Pasadena police chief Bernard Melekian, the new director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Connecticut State Senator John Kissel, former NYC Correction Commissioner Martin Horn, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, and CNN Correspondent and New Yorker writer Jeff Toobin head the list of speakers at the 5th Annual Harry Frank  Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America  at John Jay College, Feb 1-2, 2010. More

Professor Katie Gentile's Article on Celebrity Weight Obsession Featured on The Daily Beast (1/25/10) New York, NY, January 25, 2010 -   More

Student Crystal Ferguson featured in the New York Daily News (1/22/10) New York, NY, January 22, 2010 -   More

LISTEN to President Travis Discuss Juvenile Justice Reform on 1370 Connection AM Radio (1/21/10) New York, NY, January 21, 2010 -   More

President Travis Quoted in New York Times Article on Juvenile Offenders (1/20/10) New York, NY, January 20, 2010 -   More

Belleville News-Democrat and Austin Chronicle Reporters Win 2010 John Jay Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards New York, NY, January 19, 2010 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced that George Pawlaczyk and Beth Hundsdorfer of the Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat and Jordan Smith of the Austin Chronicle are the winners of the College’s 2010 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. More

President Travis Quoted in Newsweek article on Juvenile Justice (1/15/10) New York, NY, January 15, 2010 -   More

Professor Scott Atran’s Research Cited in Newsweek Article on Iran New York, NY, January 8, 2010 -   More

Distinguished Professor Todd Clear Appointed Dean of the School of Research at Rutgers New York, NY, January 8, 2010 - John Jay College Distinguished Professor Todd Clear has been appointed dean of the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers–Newark. He will begin his post at Rutgers, where he previously served as a faculty member from 1978-1996, in March. More

New York Times Magazine Article Cites Professor David Kennedy’s Work and References Professor Todd Clear (1/10/10) New York, NY, January 8, 2010 -   More

Professor Andrew Karmen’s Op-Ed Featured USA Today (1/7/10) New York, NY, January 7, 2010 -    More

Professor Eugene O’Donnell’s Op-Ed Featured in the Daily News (1/6/10) New York, NY, January 6, 2010 -   More

Read Professor Scott Atran’s Article Titled “The Terror Scare” (Huffington Post, 12/30/09) New York, NY, December 30, 2009 -    More

John Jay Student Crystal Ferguson Selected to be White House Intern New York, NY, December 28, 2009 - Crystal Ferguson, a two-sport student-athlete at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has won an appointment as a White House intern for the spring 2010 semester. More

John Jay featured in new CUNY ad (Daily News 12/27/09) New York, NY, December 27, 2009 -    More

Mayor Bloomberg Appoints John Jay Alumnus Salvatore J. Cassano, BS ’76, As Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department New York, NY, December 22, 2009 - John Jay Alumnus Salvatore J. Cassano, BS ’76, has been appointed the 32nd Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY.) Cassano currently serves as the Chief of Department, the FDNY’s highest ranking uniformed officer. More

Community Policing Leadership Institute Roundtable Focuses on Unique Challenge of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System New York, NY, December 18, 2009 - The John Jay College of Criminal Justice Community Policing Leadership Institute convened 27 experts in the fields of law enforcement, juvenile justice and social services together for its inaugural roundtable discussion on The Unique Challenge of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System on December 9th in Westchester County, NY. More

Professor John Matteson Featured in Louis May Alcott Documentary on PBS, Dec. 28th New York, NY, December 15, 2009 -   More

Task Force Releases Plan for Transforming New York State's Juvenile Justice System New York, NY, December 14, 2009 - Governor David A. Paterson’s Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice today released its final report, Charting a New Course: A Blueprint for Transforming Juvenile Justice in New York State. The report calls on state officials to reinvest in community-based,  rehabilitative, treatment-focused services that can improve outcomes for youth and their families while also ensuring greater public safety. More

President Barack Obama to Nominate John Jay Alumna Beatrice Wilkinson Welters, MA ’78, as U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago New York, NY, November 23, 2009 - John Jay Alumna Beatrice Wilkinson Welters, MA ’78, is the fourth member of the John Jay College community poised to join the Obama Administration.  President Barack Obama announced that he intends to nominate Ms. Welters as Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The nomination of Ms. Welters requires confirmation by the United States Senate.  More

John Jay Faculty Scholarship Garners Major Research Grants College Recognized as Research Hub for Justice New York, NY, November 16, 2009 - John Jay received nearly $10 million dollars in research grants during the last quarter of the federal 2009 fiscal year. The agencies that awarded grants to the college included the National Institutes of Health; the Department of Homeland Security; the National Science Foundation; the National Institute of Justice; the U.S. Department of Education, the Bureau of Justice Assistance; New York State Department of Education; and the New York City Department of Corrections. More

Siegel+Gale CEO Alan Siegel Joins John Jay College Foundation Board New York, NY, November 16, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the appointment of Alan Siegel to the John Jay College Foundation Board. Mr. Siegel is Founder and CEO of Siegel+Gale, one of the world’s premier strategic branding companies. More

Prof. James Lynch nominated as Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics New York, NY, November 3, 2009 - President Barack Obama has announced that he intends to nominate Professor James Lynch, distinguished professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), U.S. Department of Justice. The nomination of Dr. Lynch as Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics requires confirmation by the United States Senate. More

John Jay College’s “Educating for Justice” Gala Pays Tribute to Lynn and Jules Kroll and Herb Sturz New York, NY, October 29, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice honored Lynn and Jules Kroll, longtime philanthropists in New York; and Herb Sturz, a recognized public service leader for their respective contributions to public service and education at the College’s “Educating for Justice” Gala on Thursday, October 29. More

President Jeremy Travis Launches Master Plan “John Jay @ 50” - Highlights Recent Accomplishments New York, NY, October 21, 2009 - With an eye to the future and the College’s 50th Anniversary in 2014, President Jeremy Travis recognized the “stunning achievements” of a revitalized John Jay College of Criminal Justice during his State of the College address. “We should be very proud of the distances we have travelled over the past five years,” said Travis. He recognized faculty, staff and students for taking on the challenges of improving student success, reinvigorating the faculty and reforming core academic programs. More

John Jay’s Prisoner Reentry Institute and the Urban Institute Release Report on Correctional Education New York, NY, October 7, 2009 - The Prisoner Reentry Institute and the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center today announced the publication of From the Classroom to the Community: Exploring the Role of Education during Incarceration and ReentryMore

John Jay Welcomes New Faculty and Students New Majors and New Building Add to the Excitement of Fall 2009 New York, NY , September 14, 2009 - This fall, John Jay welcomed 36 new full-time faculty members. With their arrival, the College reached another milestone – since 2004, the ranks of full-time faculty have grown from 335 to 449, a 34% increase. More

Professor David Green Wins British Society of Criminology 2009 Book Prize New York, NY, September 3, 2009 - David Green, Assistant Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was recently awarded the British Society of Criminology’s 2009 Book Prize for When Children Kill Children: Penal Populism and Political Culture (Oxford University Press, 2008). The award is presented annually to recognize the work of new members of the criminology profession. More

President Travis’ “Letter to the Editor” published in The New York Times New York, NY, August 31, 2009 -     More

Professor Moskos' Op-Ed featured in the Washington Post New York, NY, August 17, 2009 -     More

John Jay College Receives $768,000 Grant from US Department of Education New York, NY, August 13, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced that the U.S. Department of Education (US DOE) Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) awarded a $768,000 Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) grant to the College’s Office of Continuing and Professional Studies. The grant is for the development of the City University of New York All Campus Emergency Management System (CUNY ACEMS). More

Ellen Scrivner Appointed Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice New York, NY, August 13, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced that Dr. Ellen Scrivner, director of the College’s Leadership Academy and member of the criminal justice doctoral faculty has accepted an appointment as Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice. More

Spring 2009 J Journal Features Writings on Justice New York, NY, July 1, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice has published the third issue of J Journal: New Writing on Justice. Contributors include established and new writers, professionals in the law enforcement field, lawyers, professors in the humanities and social sciences, and prison inmates. More

Martin F. Horn Appointed Distinguished Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY, June 24, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the appointment of Martin F. Horn, former Commissioner of NYC Department of Correction and Department of Probation as a Distinguished Lecturer in the College’s Department of Law & Police Science. More

John Jay College Launches “National Network for Safe Communities” To Reduce Violent Crime and Overt Drug Markets and To Build a New Standard of Practice for Reducing Crime in the US New York, NY, June 15, 2009 - The Center for Crime Prevention and Control of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today officially launched the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) at a press conference held at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Providence, RI. More

Professor Kennedy’s Work with the National Network for Safe Communities Featured in The New Yorker Magazine and in the Wall Street Journal New York, NY, June 15, 2009 -      More

Professor Amy Adamczyk Receives $75,000 Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New York, NY, June 15, 2009 - Professor Amy Adamczyk, Assistant Professor of Sociology, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was awarded a $75,000 two-year grant from the New Connections Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The grant will allow Dr. Adamczyk to examine the influence of secular and religion-supported programs for shaping the health-related behaviors of young Latino and African American men. More

Professor Adam Berlin's boxing piece picked up by CBS Sports New York, NY, May 27, 2009 - Adam Berlin of the English Department wrote a piece on welterweight boxing champion Joshua Clottey's training camp as he prepares for his fight with Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden. His article, published by 15rounds.com and GoFightLive.com, was picked up by CBSSports.com More

Negar Farshbaf Named 2009-2010 St. Guillen Scholar New York, NY, May 26, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced that Negar Farshbaf is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Imette St. Guillen Scholarship. She is a graduate student with a diverse background in activism and volunteerism. More

More Than 2,700 Students to Graduate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Thursday, May 28 New York, NY, May 19, 2009 - Students, alumni, faculty and guests will gather in the Madison Square Garden Theatre for the College’s Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. College President Jeremy Travis, will open both Commencement ceremonies. The day is the high point for undergraduate and graduate students who have worked diligently in pursuit of academic excellence.  More

Summer in the City @ John Jay New York, NY, May 13, 2009 - This summer make New York City and John Jay your destination for fun and learning! More

Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin Quoted in New York Times Article on Police Interrogations New York, NY, May 11, 2009 - Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin Quoted in New York Times Article on Police Interrogations More

New York Times Article on Forensics Features Science Department Faculty New York, NY, May 11, 2009 - New York Times Article on Forensics Features Science Department Faculty More

CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice at John Jay Ranked in Nation's Top 10 by US NEWS & WORLD Report New York, NY, April 30, 2009 - The CUNY Graduate Center doctoral program in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice was ranked as one of the top 10 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2009 “Best Graduate Schools” survey. More

Study Shows Child Abuse Survivors Have Higher Risk for STDs – Professor Widom’s Work Featured in the American Journal of Public Health New York, NY, April 30, 2009 - The April 2009 supplemental issue of the American Journal of Public Health features a study co-authored by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and Helen W. Wilson, Ph.D., Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. More

"The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" Gets Rave Review New York, NY, April 21, 2009 - "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" gets rave reviews. More

Key Facts About Swine Influenza (Swine Flu) New York, NY, April 20, 2009 - Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu) More

2009 John Jay Justice Awards New York, NY, April 14, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice presented the 2009 John Jay Justice Awards to Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland; BJ Bernstein, a prominent Atlanta-based attorney; and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law on April 14. An audience of elected officials, public leaders and other dignitaries were on hand for the ceremony held in the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre of the College. More

John Jay College Announces Winners of 2009 Justice Awards New York, NY, April 1, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice will present the 2009 John Jay Justice Awards to Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland; BJ Bernstein, a prominent Atlanta-based attorney; and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law on April 14. The ceremony will be held in the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre of the College. More

John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice Awards 21 Journalists With White Collar Crime Reporting Fellowships New York, NY, March 16, 2009 - Twenty-one journalists from print, online and broadcast outlets around the nation have been selected as fellows to attend a McCormick Foundation Specialized Reporting Institute on financial crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on April 1st and April 2ndMore

On March 12, 2009, President Travis Testified on “What Works” for Successful Prisoner Reentry before a US House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee New York, NY, March 12, 2009 -   More

Professor Jonathan Gray of the English Department featured on WNYC Radio and in the Washington Post regarding the movie “Watchmen”. New York, NY, March 12, 2009 -    More

NYC Justice Corps article in the NY Times (3/4/09) features President Travis New York, NY, March 4, 2009 -   More

President Travis discusses community justice on Milwaukee Public Radio New York, NY, March 3, 2009 -     More

Call for Entries to the “Make Talk Work” Second International Video Competition for Short Films New York, NY, March 2, 2009 - The City University of New York Dispute Resolution Consortium (CUNY DRC) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the Make Talk Work® Second International Video Competition for short films that can demonstrate how peaceful solutions could be found for difficult issues. The project, funded by the JAMS Foundation, is aimed at increasing public awareness of dispute resolution and the innovative formats it uses to resolve conflict across many different spheres. More

Vivien Hoexter Named Vice President for Marketing and Development of John Jay College New York, NY, February 26, 2009 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the appointment of Vivien Hoexter as Vice President for Marketing and Development. More

“Officer Krupke, You’re Historically Precise”, New York Times article (02/26/09) featuring Chief Librarian Larry Sullivan New York, NY, February 26, 2009 -     More

Listen to NPR interview featuring James Doyle, Center for Modern Forensic Practice New York, NY, February 19, 2009 -   More

John Jay’s Professor Browne-Marshall Recognized for Her Dedication to Issues of Justice New York. NY, February 17, 2009 - Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is the 2009 recipient of the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award. She was honored for her contributions to the legal profession and to policy issues of concern to vulnerable groups, specifically children, women, and people of color in the United States, Africa, and Europe. More

Criminal Justice Challenges of Obama Administration Explored at John Jay Symposium New York, NY, February 3, 2009 - The Fourth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America was held on February 2-3, 2009 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  In attendance were journalists, practitioners and academicians from across the United States, all discussing the recent and impending changes in criminal justice. More

Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Times Herald-Record Reporters Win 2009 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards New York, January 23, 2009 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced that Christine Young of the Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY), and Eric Nalder and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer investigative team are the winners of the College’s 2009 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. More

Corporate Security Expert Cavanagh Named Director of Center for Business Preparedness New York, NY, January 22, 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the appointment of Thomas E. Cavanagh as Director of the newly established Center for Business Preparedness. Cavanagh comes to John Jay from The Conference Board, where he was Senior Research Associate and principal investigator for a series of major reports on corporate security and preparedness.   More

Study Shows Child Abuse in High Income Countries Grossly Underreported - Professor Widom’s Findings Featured in The Lancet’s Series on Child Maltreatment New York, NY, December 4, 2008 - Child maltreatment is far more common than suggested by official statistics of child protective agencies, according to “Burden and Consequences of Child Maltreatment in High Income Countries,” a recent paper co-authored  by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College with Ruth Gilbert, Professor at the Evidence-based Child Health and MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, University College London Institute of Child Health, UK, and colleagues.  More

Cincinnati Police Department Wins 2008 IACP Award for Initiative to Reduce Violence Designed by Professor David Kennedy New York, NY, December 2, 2008 - The Cincinnati, Ohio Police Department recently won the 2008 International Association of Chiefs of Police /Motorola Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement for the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV.) Designed by Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, the CIRV has helped to reduce gang-involved violence in Cincinnati by 38% this year.    More

Three NYC Ethnic and Community Press Journalists Win the First Annual Justice and Community Reporting Award New York, NY, December 2, 2008 - The John Jay College of Criminal Justice Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) and the New York Community Media Alliance (NYCMA) announced today the winners of the recently established Justice and Community Reporting Award, which honors the best independent media reporting on selected criminal justice issues in the New York region. More

John Jay's Professor Volpe Receives Double Honors For Her Outstanding Work In Dispute Resolution New York, NY, November 17, 2008 - Professor Maria Volpe, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice recently garnered dual honors for her exceptional work in dispute resolution.  The New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA) named her the 2008 Winner of their Lawrence Cooke Peace Innovator Award.  And, she was the honoree of the Network for Peace through Dialogue at their annual recognition dinner. More

John Jay’s President Travis Calls for a New Office of Justice Research in the U.S. Department of Justice New York, NY, November 14, 2008 - In an open letter to the American Society of Criminology, John Jay College President Jeremy Travis proposed the creation of a new Office of Justice Research in the U.S. Department of Justice. According to Travis, “The nation urgently needs a top notch research and development program to improve our understanding of, and responses to, the challenges of violent crime and the administration of justice.” More

President Delivers State of the College Address New York, NY, November 5, 2008 - Pointing with pride to the hundreds of thousands of students — “full of ambition, eager to leave their mark” — who have been touched by the John Jay experience over the years, President Jeremy Travis opened his first State of the College Address by reaffirming the College’s core mission of educating for justice. More

Professor O’Donnell Discusses Crime in the 2008 Campaign New York, NY, November 3, 2008 - Professor Eugene O’Donnell of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration wrote an op-ed Article for Newsweek online titled “Shot in the Dark: Why Was Crime Overlooked in This Campaign”. More

Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton Delivers Major Address on Police Leadership at John Jay College New York, NY, October 22, 2008 - William Bratton, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, brought his views on cutting-edge police leadership to the annual Patrick V. Murphy Lecture hosted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Leadership Academy. The October 22 lecture drew a standing-room-only audience to hear Bratton speak about “transformative leadership.” More

John Jay’s Professor Katz Wins 2008 New York Post Liberty Medal New York, NY, October 21, 2008 - Jane Katz, Professor of Physical Education and Athletics at John Jay College was just named as one of nine winners of the New York Post Liberty Medals for 2008. The New York Post created the Liberty Medals program seven years ago, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, to honor “selfless New Yorkers who go the extra mile to benefit others with resourcefulness, empathy and valor.” More

Graduate Student Sarah Kopelovich Wins American Psychological Association Research Award New York, NY, October 7, 2008 - Sarah Kopelovich, a second-year graduate student in the CUNY Doctoral Program in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, recently won the prestigious American Psychological Association (APA) National Convention Research Award. The award was presented by Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, at the APA’s annual national convention in August. More

Call for Entries to the 2008 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards Competition New York, NY, September 17, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Center on Media, Crime and Justice are encouraging all print crime reporters to submit their entries for two annual awards which recognize excellence in criminal justice reporting. Established in 2005, the Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards will be given in two categories – single story and series reporting. More

Governor Paterson Appoints President Travis as Chair of NYS Juvenile Justice Task Force New York, NY, September 10, 2008 - Governor David Paterson today announced the appointment of Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice as Chair of the Juvenile Justice Task Force. More

John Jay College President Jeremy Travis Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee On Strategies to Reduce Violent Crime In America New York, NY, September 10, 2008 - President Jeremy Travis today testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on “New Strategies for Combating Violent Crime: Drawing Lessons from Recent Experience”. President Travis called for federal leadership in helping to lower current rates of violence in cities and neighborhoods across the country. More

John Jay College Launches Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies New York, NY, September 4, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the opening of its Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies.  Named for probationary firefighter Christian Regenhard, who was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the Center will serve as a research repository and information clearinghouse for the study of emergency responses to disasters such as the attacks on the World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina as well as future threats. More

Greek Law Enforcement Officials to Pursue Masters Degrees at John Jay through Niarchos Foundation Grant New York, NY, August 26, 2008 - Through a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, four Greek Law Enforcement Officials will begin graduate studies this fall at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  The grant awarded to John Jay’s Center for International Human Rights will support a master’s level scholarship program for mid-career Greek law enforcement officials. More

Professor Hartwig Wins “Early Career Award” From European Association of Psychology & Law New York, NY, July 24, 2008 - Maria Hartwig, Assistant Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was recently named the 2008 Winner of the  Early Career Award by the European Association of Psychology and the Law (EAPL). The award is presented annually to a young researcher for their academic scholarship. More

Renowned Scholars and Leaders Examine the Global Nature of Crime, Justice and Policing at International Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico New York, NY, July 17, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice sponsored an International Conference on Justice and Policing in Diverse Societies in San Juan, Puerto Rico from June 9 – 12, 2008.  More than 225 prominent scholars, civic leaders and government officials from more than 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, Israel, India, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands and the United States attended.  More

John Jay Launches Criminal Justice Based Literary Journal - Police Officers, Poets and Prisoners Writings Showcased Library Journal and Utne Reader Praise Content New york, NY, July 10, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice premiered its J Journal: New Writing on Justice, which takes a multidisciplinary approach to criminal justice issues. The inaugural issue includes fiction, poetry and personal essays from a California prisoner serving life; law enforcement professionals, their wives and sons; award-winning poets from Texas and Oregon, a Los Angeles story writer; lawyers; and college professors from across the country.  More

John Jay Launches Public Safety Executive Leadership Institute - Top Arizona Law Enforcement Leaders Attend Inaugural Session New York, NY, July 7, 2008 - Twenty-two of Arizona’s top Police Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs  just completed an intensive 3-day Public Safety Executive Leadership Institute (June 24-26) conducted by John Jay’s Leadership Academy. Executive institutes are one component of the Leadership Academy. More

John Jay College to Launch Arson Screening Project With $250, 000 Grant From JEHT Foundation New York, NY, July 1, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced a $250,000 grant from the JEHT Foundation to establish an Arson Screening Project in the College’s Center for Modern Forensic Practice. This project will utilize the College’s forensic science, law enforcement and legal expertise to develop a process for screening arson cases, apply that process to a growing backlog of “bad science” convictions, and disseminate the assessments for analysis to the media, the public and criminal justice agencies. More

Shea Donato Named 2008-2009 St. Guillen Scholar New York, NY, June 25, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced that Shea Donato is the 2008-2009 recipient of the Imette St. Guillen Scholarship. Ms. Donato is a graduate student with a diverse background in activism and volunteerism, particularly in the area of intimate partner violence. More

Partnership of ASU School of Criminology and John Jay College of Criminal Justice Will Promote Cross-Country Programs and Advance Research New York, NY, June 18, 2008 - Arizona State University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the establishment of a partnership that is designed to develop cross-country criminology programs, enhance research efforts and strengthen ties between academia and practitioners. More

Internationally Recognized Scholars and Leaders to Discuss Crime, Justice and Policing at Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico New York, NY, June 9, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice will sponsor an International Conference on Justice and Policing in Diverse Societies in San Juan, Puerto Rico from June 9 – 12, 2008.  Prominent scholars, civic leaders and government officials from more than 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, Israel, India, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands and the United States will come together to present and discuss the latest research on various criminal justice-related topics. More

More Than 2,600 Students to Graduate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Thursday, May 29 New York, NY, May 21, 2008 - Students, alumni, faculty and University guests, will gather in the Madison Square Garden Theatre for the College’s Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 29,  2008, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. College President Jeremy Travis, will open both Commencement ceremonies.  The day is the high point for undergraduate and graduate students who have worked diligently in pursuit of academic excellence.  More

Increased Collaboration Between Jails and Communities Can Improve the Return of Inmates to Society Washington, D.C, May 5, 2008 - Despite limited resources and a churning population of inmates beset by numerous problems, the nation’s 3,365 jails can do more to prevent crime by partnering with community organizations to improve the odds of inmates’ successful return to society, two new reports from the Urban Institute, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Correction and Rehabilitation demonstrate. More

US News & World Report Ranks John Jay in Top 20% of Nation’s MPA Programs - John Jay Recognized as No. 1 CUNY MPA Program New York, NY, May 5, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s MPA Program was again ranked in the top 20% of the nation’s MPA Programs by US News & World Report in its 2008 “Best Graduate Schools” survey. Only three public policy programs in New York City – NYU, Columbia and John Jay - were among the top 20% nationwide.  Furthermore, the ranking places John Jay’s program ahead of Baruch, the New School and Pace University. More

John Jay College To Launch Academy for Critical Incident Analysis with $175,000 Grant from Dart Foundation New York, NY, April 29, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced a $175,000 grant from the Dart Foundation to launch the Academy for Critical Incident Analysis (ACIA). The mission of the Academy is to promote and disseminate scholarly research relating to the emergence, management and consequences of critical incidents. ACIA will sponsor research, host conferences and symposiums as well as develop indexed archives of incident records. More

Study Looks at New York City's Efforts to Address The Health Care Needs of Inmates Returning to Local Communities New York, NY, April 14, 2008 - John Jay College faculty and Bellevue Hospital health care professionals have  released a study entitled “Mapping the Innovation in Correctional Health Care Delivery in New York City” on the health and human services currently available to recently released inmates in  New York City. The study found that many local communities are not adequately prepared to take on the ongoing management of released inmates’ medical and mental health conditions. More

John Jay’s Matteson Wins 2008 Pulitzer for Biography New York, NY, April 7, 2008 - John Matteson, Associate Professor of the English Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in biography for his book Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, which chronicles the relationship between the celebrated author of Little Women and her father Bronson Alcott.  More

John Jay College Faculty Receive Over $580,000 In Grants From The Department of Homeland Security New York, NY, March 24, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded $580,603 in grants to the College.  These grants will support education, research and professional development efforts targeted at training the next generation of homeland security experts and scholars. More

Listen Now to Professor David Kennedy on National Public Radio New York, NY, March 23, 2008 - Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Center on Crime Prevention and Control, was interviewed on NPR about open-area drug markets and the anti-drug efforts underway in Hempstead, NY More

Dr. Jane Bowers Named Provost of John Jay College New York, NY, March 3, 2008 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the appointment of Dr. Jane Bowers as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. More

Hon. Judith Kaye Receives First John Jay Medal for Justice - Students Get Sound Advice on How to Successfully Pursue Legal Careers New York, NY, March 1, 2008 - President Jeremy Travis today presented the Hon. Judith Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York with the first John Jay Medal for Justice. In presenting her with the medal, President Travis said: “This is an historic day for John Jay College. Our College is named after John Jay, one of the nation’s founding fathers. And as Chief Judge, she occupies the seat that he first held. More

Patricia Cornwell, Internationally Known #1 New York Times Bestselling Crime Writer, Donates $1 Million to John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Gift Will Establish New Cutting-Edge Crime Scene Academy New York, NY, February 15, 2008 -  John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced today a $1 million gift from Patricia Cornwell, America’s premier crime writer, to establish a Crime Scene Academy that will become the first and only international center for crime scene training for professionals, undergraduate and graduate degree students, as well as interested members of the general public.   More

John Jay College Receives More Than $1.5 Million In Federal Support For New Research Initiatives New York, NY, January 22, 2008 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced receipt of more than $1.5 million in federal funds (Congressional earmarks and grants) to support a variety of criminal justice research initiatives -- emergency response to large-scale disasters, gang violence and crime prevention, sex offender management, domestic violence, undergraduate science education, and public safety leadership. More

Wall Street Journal and Denver Post Reporters Win 2007 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards New York, NY, December 4, 2007 - Joyce Purnick, award winning journalist, is the keynote speaker at the 2007 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards Luncheon.  She together with Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice will present the 2007 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards at the third annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium: Changing the View of Crime in America, hosted by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice. More

National Poll Shows Voters Rank Crime Even With Health Care and Economy New York, NY, December 3, 2007 - The poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group for John Jay College, surveyed 1,000 registered voters across the nation from October 29 – November 13. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.5%. The poll, made possible through a grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the Open Society Institute, will be released at the Third Annual Guggenheim Symposium (December 3-4) being held at John Jay College.
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“LET’S GET READY TO RRRRUMBLE!!!” John Jay College Presents West Side Story New York, NY, November 23, 2007 - Fifty years after two teenage gangs known as the Jets and the Sharks first engaged in a fatal turf battle on the West Side of Manhattan, they will go at it once again in early December, in nearly the same neighborhood, as John Jay College presents what may be its most ambitious theatrical production ever, the classic West Side Story. More

Center on Media, Crime and Justice Receives $500,000 Grant from Open Society Institute New York, NY, November 21, 2007 - The Center for Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice received a $500,000 two-year grant from the Open Society Institute (OSI) Justice Initiative to enhance and augment its programs for students, budding journalists, ethnic and community media editors and reporters, and mid-career professionals.  More

Record Number of John Jay Faculty to Present at the 2007 American Society of Criminology Conference in Atlanta New York, NY, November 1, 2007 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice has a record number of scholars presenting research papers at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting being held in Atlanta, GA from November 14 – 17. More

Experts Explore the Nuances of “Gray Rape” New York City, NY, October 15, 2007 - Moderated by Court TV journalist Ashleigh Banfield, “The Changing Definition of Date Rape” Symposium brought together John Jay students and a panel of experts for a thought-provoking, often emotional discussion. More

High Point Police Department Wins Innovation Award for Drug Market Strategy Designed by Professor David Kennedy New York, NY, September 25, 2007 - The High Point, North Carolina police department yesterday received the 2007 Innovations in American Government Award from the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  This prestigious award is being given to High Point for their successful strategy to eliminate neighborhood drug markets, which was designed by Professor Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control.  More

Center on Media, Crime and Justice Awards Fellowships to 15 Journalists New York, NY , - New York, NY, January 15, 2009 --- Sixteen journalists from print, online and broadcast outlets around the country have been awarded fellowships to attend the Fourth Annual Harry F. Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Feb 2-3, 2009. The special fellowships, organized by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ), are aimed at encouraging and promoting top-quality journalism on criminal justice.   More

Distinguished Professor Gerald Markowitz Cited on “Moyers & Company” for His Role in Landmark Lead-Paint Ruling New York, NY, - Distinguished Professor of History Gerald Markowitz, a fierce and persistent advocate for justice as one of the nation’s leading public-health historians, was cited January 3 on the PBS program “Moyers & Company” regarding a recent landmark judgment against lead-paint manufacturers in California. More

Professor McCoy Discusses Police Use of Force with Experts in the Field New York, NY, - Professor Candace McCoy, The City University of New York Graduate Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and police accountability experts examine seminal research on the use of force and how it can inform today’s research.  More

Professor Adam McKible Quoted in the Washington Post New York, NY, - Associate Professor Adam McKible of the Department of English is quoted in a Washington Post article titled “By the Book: A New Web Site Maps Fictional Washington” about the DC By the Book web site which offers an interactive fictional map that features every novel set in Washington, DC. More

November 1 - WATCH WPIX News at 5:00 PM - Carnegie Hall Musicians Perform at John Jay Evacuation Center New York, NY, - A news segment on the WPIX Channel 11 5:00 PM newscast will feature musicians from the Manhattan Hong Kong Music Festival performing for evacuees staying at the John Jay College Evacuation Center in North Hall. The classical musicians from Hong Kong were scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall earlier this week. More