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
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.
Investigative Journalist and Author of “Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels”
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*