Other Research Organizations

Other Research Organizations

There are various research organizations housed at John Jay College which work in conjunction with other academic, practical, and professional affiliations. Such organizations included, but are not limited to: 

Misdemeanor Justice Project mapThe Misdemeanor Justice Project: We seek to understand the criminal justice response to low-level offenses, from arrest to disposition. We strive to provide an empirical framework to data-driven policy initiatives at local, state, and national levels aimed at improving society’s response to these offenses. The Misdemeanor Justice Project is fully committed to working with criminal justice practitioners to obtain accurate data, provide objective analyses, and disseminate our findings to key stakeholders in the community, scholars, and policy-makers to spur a national discourse on the effectiveness and fairness of law enforcement and criminal justice responses to low-level offenses. 

College class in prisonThe Prison-to-College Pipeline (P2CP): P2CP is an innovative educational program founded by John Jay English professor Baz Dreisinger and administered by the Prisoner Reentry Institute in partnership with Hostos Community College. It provides prisoners with access to public university-level education, mentorship, and community support to increase their chances of timely graduation and employment upon release.

From Punishment to Public Health logoFrom Punishment to Public HealthWe are developing a mutual focus on the endemic social and structural problems that lead to incarceration, and we seek to re-imagine the features of institutions and policymaking that will position public health interventions to be successful and held accountable to better health, safety and social outcomes and to reduce the risk of criminal and anti-social behavior. 

PRISM logoProgram for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM): The Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) at John Jay College provides an opportunity for Forensic Science students to engage in the process of scientific research while completing their degree.

The Extremest Crime Research Consortium logoExtremist Crime Research Consortium: The US Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) collects information on violent incidents and financial schemes committed by the extreme far-right, Al Qaeda and similar groups supporters, and animal and environmental rights extremists in the US. The ECDB is the first of its kind database and it is a valuable resource for policymakers and researchers.

The Historical Memory Project: HMP cultivates historical memory to memorialize victims of state-sponsored terror, raise awareness of historical injustices in Latin America and beyond, and foster our collective human rights memory. Based in New York City at the City University of New York (CUNY), we strive to connect with students, scholars, researchers, activists, and grassroots communities. We maintain that the recovery of historical memory is an antidote to historical injustices. 

Transgressive and Social Change Project: The Social Change Project is committed to developing and supporting research projects associated with the growth of global inequalities and society reactions that seek to resolve these inequalities.  The project brings together faculty and students from diverse disciplines, experiences and backgrounds to provide the physical, social and discursive space in which to articulate, study and theorize the lived experiences simultaneously affecting both the global north and south.