An Unknown World: Reporting On Crime in the Hasidic Community

April 30, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

An Unknown World: Reporting On Crime in the Hasidic Community

May 14 • 6:30-8:30PM
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
9th Floor Conference Room
524 59th Street  New York City

Sponsored by:
Center on Media, Crime and Justice

In New York’s insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, powerful religious and political forces take great pain to settle criminal matters within the fold. Victims of these crimes say this approach protects perpetrators from justice and provides little relief for the community. These are stories that need to be investigated and told.

“Invisible City,” a new novel by journalist and former CMCJ fellow Julia Dahl follows a young reporter delving into this world, and her journey asks important questions: how can reporters find sources for stories – like sexual abuse, domestic violence and corruption? How do police work with the community to keep predators at bay? Find out in a special panel discussion about the challenges of investigating and reporting on crime in this insular community.

Moderator:
Hella Winston
Investigative Journalist and Author of “Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels”

Panelists:
Julia Dahl -Crime Reporter for cbsnews.com and Author of  “Invisible City”
Reuven Blau  -Brooklyn Reporter, New York Daily News
Jennifer Molinari -Retired Sex Crimes Detective for the NYPD
Ben Hirsch -Co-Founder Survivors for Justice

*Light refreshments will be served*