John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Annual Gala Supports Student Achievement

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The annual Educating for Justice Gala sponsored by the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees drew 250 friends and supporters of the College and raised more than $450,000, the net proceeds from which will support scholarships and programs that help students achieve their academic and career goals. Held on May 8 at The Plaza Hotel, […]

The Evidence Will Show. . . Forensic Scientist Thomas Kubic, 2017 Distinguished Faculty Honoree

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

It is often said that one thing that sets John Jay apart from other colleges is a faculty that seamlessly integrates academic theory with real-world experience. Few faculty members embody that idea as well as Thomas A. Kubic, an associate professor of forensic science and chemistry. He is an attorney, a 23-year police veteran, and […]

CUNY Appoints Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General As President Of John Jay College Of Criminal Justice

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, May 1, 2017 – The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today voted to appoint Karol V. Mason, a legal pioneer and former United States Assistant Attorney General, as the fifth president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In her long legal career in both the […]

Renowned Civil Rights Litigator Mary L. Bonauto and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist/Activist Jose Antonio Vargas to Receive Honorary Degrees and Address the Class of 2017

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, May 1, 2017 – Led by President Jeremy Travis, who is stepping down after 13 years of outstanding leadership, students, alumni, faculty and guests will gather at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y., for John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 52nd Commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 31, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 […]

State of the College Address by President Travis

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On April 26,  President Jeremy Travis delivered his final State of the College address, documenting the remarkable progress the College has made over the past dozen years and pointing to opportunities for change and reform in the next chapter of the John Jay story: “We are gathered together today for one of the signature ceremonies […]

Two Teams, Two Championships

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The winningest sports team at John Jay College, hands-down, is the coed rifle team, which in March brought home its 12th and 13th Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) championships in air rifle and small-bore — more titles than any other team in Bloodhound history. The team’s long-time coach, Vincent Maiorino, also now holds the distinction of […]

Alumni Reunion Celebrates the Then and Now

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Hundreds of John Jay College alumni returned to their alma mater on April 21 and 22 for the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, which included a special Founding Generation symposium to celebrate the 13-year tenure of President Jeremy Travis, who is stepping down on Aug. 1. The awards dinner recognized three alumni — one of whom […]

President Travis Receives Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, New York, April 25, 2017 – President Jeremy Travis has been recognized as thought-leader at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival’s Eighth Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA).  He was presented with the TDIA for his work on prison reform and social justice issues during a ceremony held on April 25 at the Tribeca […]

Research team tracks complex web of criminal-justice monetary sanctions in 9 states

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, April 21th, 2017 – The phrase “criminal justice system” may conjure images of courtrooms, juries and prison. But, increasingly, people’s wallets are the target of punishment, according to Karin Martin, a professor of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Martin is the lead investigator for New York as part […]

John Jay’s Model United Nations Team Reaps Top Awards at 2017 National Model U.N. Conference.

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

For the 13th consecutive year, John Jay ranked among the top 5 percent of colleges and universities from over 30 countries that participated in the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) competition. The John Jay team received a Distinguished Delegation award during the week-long competition that brought together approximately 5,500 students from April 9-14 at […]

Anne Milgram Joins John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram, now a professor and scholar-in-residence at New York University School of Law, is the newest member of the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. Prior to joining NYU, Anne Milgram served as Vice President of Criminal Justice for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.  Milgram championed the […]

Anna Deavere Smith, The Petrie Foundation And President Jeremy Travis To Be Honored At John Jay College Educating For Justice Gala

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

With a special recognition for the Founding Supporters of John Jay-Vera Fellows Program New York, NY, April 19, 2017 – John Jay College of Criminal Justice will honor Anna Deavere Smith, acclaimed actress, playwright, educator and activist, as part of its Educating for Justice Gala on Monday, May 8. Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay […]

Student Travel Abroad Scholarship Honors President Travis

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In honor of President Jeremy Travis, who will step down on August 1, 2017, John Jay College has launched the Jeremy Travis Scholarship for Study Abroad to increase opportunities for student study abroad. The scholarship will help undergraduate and graduate students participate in immersive cultural and academic experiences that they otherwise could not financial afford. […]

Statement from President Jeremy Travis on the New York State Budget

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dear Colleagues, With the final enactment of the budget for the State of New York last night, we should take a moment to celebrate the budget’s good news for our College, the City University of New York, and the mission of public higher education beyond our boundaries. Most importantly, we applaud the enactment of Governor […]

Closing Rikers: Statement by President Travis

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On April 2, an impressive group of elected officials, criminal justice leaders and community activists convened in the Moot Court Room at John Jay College to mark the release of a landmark report recommending the closure of Rikers Island.  The recommendation was the result of work by The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal […]

Hitting His Stride on the John Jay Stage

May 25, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Nicholas Smith, a sophomore Law and Society major, has only been in the United States for about eight months, yet this week he’ll take to the stage in a lead role in a new theatrical production at John Jay, “The African Company Presents Richard III.” Smith moved to New York City from the island of […]

Misdemeanor Justice Project Report Examines Pretrial Detention in New York City

April 5, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

April 5, 2017, New York, NY – As counties and cities around the country look for ways to reduce the levels of pretrial detention, a new report from the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice examines trends in custody status including bail amount set, length of stay, and discharge status […]

Professor Effie Cochran Awarded Greek Diaspora Fellowship to Work with American College of Thessaloniki

March 22, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program Selects 21 Diaspora Fellows to Conduct Projects with Greek Universities New York, NY, March 21, 2017 – Effie Papatzikou Cochran, Professor in the English Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was awarded a Niarchos Greek Diaspora Fellowship  to travel to Greece and work with the American College of […]

Zombie Ideas and Moral Panics: Framing Immigrants as Criminals Threats

March 13, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Start Date: 3/23/2017 Start Time: 4:30 PM End Date: 3/23/2017 End Time: 6:00 PM Event Description: The Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies presents: “Zombie Ideas and Moral Panics: Framing Immigrants as Criminals Threats” a lecture by Professor Rubén Rumbaut Rumbaut is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California-Irvine and a renowned immigration […]

STUDENT PLAYWRIGHTS GO FACE-TO-FACE WITH SEXUAL VIOLENCE

March 10, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Sexual violence remains among the most sensitive, hot-button societal issues, yet all too often, the word “rape” is still uttered only in whispered tones, much as words such as “cancer” and “polio” were spoken in decades past. One team-taught course in John Jay’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program is hoping to change the nature of the discussion […]