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.
David Simon will receive the first annual award for Outstanding Career Media Achievement in Criminal Justice at a dinner honoring the winners of the 2012-2013 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards on the evening of Feb 4.
The symposium features a prestigious group of speakers, including Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts; Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps; Jerry Madden, a Senior Fellow with Right on Crime and former Chairman of the Texas House of Representatives Corrections Committee; Norman Reimer, director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Alicia Glenn, managing director of the urban investment group at Goldman Sachs, discussing this year’s conference topic, “Smart Justice: Changing How We Think About Crime and Punishment.”
Eighteen U.S. journalists from print, online and broadcast outlets have also been awarded Reporting Fellowships to attend the conference. The unique 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.
“The prospects of bipartisan agreement for genuine policy changes in our troubled criminal justice system now look extremely positive—and we hope our symposium can make a real contribution to the debate,” said Stephen Handelman, director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice, which organizes the annual symposium.
“And we’re particularly proud to recognize the media’s important role in that debate by honoring one of our own—David Simon—whose career as a journalist and author exemplifies the best standards of the profession.”
Attendance at the on-the-record symposium is free. For a complete list of speakers, an agenda, and registration information, please visit: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/centers/media_crime_justice/5081.htm
Tickets to the dinner cost $250/per person ($125 for students, faculty and nonprofit representatives). To order tickets please visit: https://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/cmcjdinner/
The Fellows will receive financial assistance or stipends that enable them to attend the conference and related events. Overall support for the conference and fellowships comes from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project and the Public Welfare Foundation. These organizations did not participate in the review or selection of the fellows.
The 2013 Fellows are listed below.
2013 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Reporting Fellows
(in Alphabetical Order)
About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.
The Center on Media, Crime and Justice, established at John Jay College in 2006, is the nation’s only practice- and research-oriented think tank devoted to encouraging and developing high-quality reporting on criminal justice, and to promoting better-informed public debate on the complex 21st century challenges of law enforcement, public security and justice in a globalized urban society. For more information, visit http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/cmcj or www.thecrimereport.org
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence. For more information, visit http://www.hfg.org.