John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A Probing Look at World Views on Homosexuality

February 22, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In 2008, Amy Adamczyk, a professor of sociology at John Jay, wrote an article for the journal Social Science Research comparing attitudes toward homosexuality around the world. It became her most cited article, and went on to become one of the journal’s most downloaded articles. She realized that although researchers had studied perceptions of homosexuality […]

Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice Announces Six Core Cities

February 16, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the six sites– Los Angeles, CA , Toledo, OH, Durham, NC, Seattle, WA, Prince George’s County, MD and St. Louis, MO – selected to join New York City as part of the Network. The core sites will use data analytics […]

Mother Jones and ProPublica Win 2017 John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

January 18, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, January 18, 2017 – Jeremy Travis, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Shane Bauer of Mother Jones, and the investigative reporting team of Ryan Gabrielson and Topher Sanders of ProPublica are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2017 Awards for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting. “At […]

President Travis to Step Down; Search Committee Announced

December 16, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A national search for the next president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York has begun.  The next leader will build upon the legacy of Jeremy Travis, John Jay’s outstanding president for the past thirteen years. Founded in 1964, John Jay College has evolved into a preeminent international […]

John Jay College Report Tracks Sharp Decrease in Admissions to New York City Jails

December 13, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

December 13, 2016, New York, NY – The Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report today on individuals admitted to the custody of New York City Department of Correction (DOC) from 1995 to 2015. The report found that during a period when jail admissions have doubled nationwide, New […]

Professor Silvia Mazzula Works with RISE for Boys and Men of Color

October 27, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, October 27, 2016 – Silvia Mazzula, Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been selected to provide a field scan on behalf of RISE (Research, Integration, Strategy and Evaluation) for Boys and Men of Color, with colleague Josephine Serrata, Director of Evaluation and Research at Casa de […]

Professor Browne-Marshall and Ballot-Box Justice

October 27, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Three years ago, when Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall began writing her new book, The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice, she said it was with the idea that by the end of President Obama’s term, citizens might not be very enthusiastic about exercising their constitutional right to vote. Given the tumult […]

John Jay College President Jeremy Travis to Step Down

October 26, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, October 25, 2016 – Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has announced that he will step down effective August 1, 2017. President Travis, who took office in August 2004, said that the decision to step down was a difficult one. “I will miss serving as your President,” he […]

Who’s Aping Who? Finding Similarities in Human and Animal Behavior

October 26, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

With the debate between science and creationism continuing to simmer in many corners of society, John Jay Professor Nathan H. Lents has weighed in with his latest book, Not So Different: Finding “Human Nature” in Animals (Columbia University Press, 2016), in which he posits that human behavior and animal behavior are not as different as […]

All the World’s a Stage, as Students Showcase Their Study-Abroad Experience

October 26, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In late July, nine John Jay students took the stage at the IATI Theater on the Lower East Side to showcase dramatic performances of creative nonfiction pieces conceived and written abroad during their recent study-abroad trip to Tanzania under the guidance of Christen Madrazo, a lecturer in the English department and assistant director of the […]

Alumni Profile: Gratitude Leads to ‘Pay It Forward’ Gift

October 26, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Nikolas Lemos (M.S. ’96) is forever grateful for an opportunity given to him as a John Jay graduate student, and to show it he decided to “pay it forward” and give a current student the same experience. “Back then,” he recalled, “I was lucky enough to have Professor Arvind Agarwal help me put together […]

Alumnus and Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson’s Death Mourned

October 19, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College mourns the passing of alumnus Kenneth Thompson (B.A. ’89), Brooklyn District Attorney, on Sunday, October 9, 2016. President Jeremy Travis said: “We are proud of all our alumni, but took special pride in the public service career of Ken Thompson, from his service as a federal prosecutor pursuing a case of police […]

John Jay Goes Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness

October 19, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

To raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence, John Jay College will take part in the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence’s “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign by encouraging all members of the college community to wear purple attire on Thursday, October 20.  To learn more, click here […]

Election Season Galvanizes Campus Community to Action

October 19, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

As the 2016 U.S. Presidential election has captivated people around the world, it’s no surprise that the John Jay College community abounds with election-related activities on and off campus. To kick-off the fall election season, on September 26, the College hosted a live broadcast of the popular The Young Turks on Fusion program. An hour […]

Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff Gives Inaugural Lecture of the Franklin A. Thomas Professorship in Policing Equity

October 19, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, the first Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will give his inaugural lecture on “Justice as a Second Language” as part of the Macy’s Social Justice Lecture Series on Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 PM in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at 524 West 59 […]

CNN’s Van Jones named the 2017 Justice Media Trailblazer by John Jay College of Criminal Justice

October 6, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, October 6, 2016 — Van Jones, CNN political commentator, has been selected as the 2017 Justice Media Trailblazer, an award given annually by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media or media-related fields who have advanced national understanding on the 21st century […]

John Jay Skyrockets to 7th Place Nationwide in 10-Year Research-Grant Increase

September 14, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2016 Almanac recently listed John Jay College of Criminal Justice 7th among more than 600 universities nationwide in terms of greatest increase in research grant dollars for the fiscal years 2005 – 2014, and 12th in terms of greatest increase in federal research dollars for the same period. John Jay […]

John Jay’s New Building Recognized as ‘Overlooked Architectural Masterpiece’

September 14, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College’s New Building has once again garnered recognition for its striking design. The Real Deal, a leading New York City real estate news publication, recently listed the New Building among the “ten best buildings to see in America” and one of “coolest works of architecture in the country that often get overlooked.” Designed […]

New Study Shows John Jay PRISM Program Has Increased Graduation Rates and STEM Careers for Science Majors

September 14, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

September 8, New York, NY – A new study in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, led by Anthony Carpi, Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Dean of Research at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, shows that undergraduates who participate in the College’s Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM), graduate more often […]

John Jay College Launches Online Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice and Public Administration

August 30, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, August 30, 2016 – John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the expansion of its online education program with the launch of the Online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and the Online Master of Public Administration in Public Policy and Administration. Traditionally offered on campus only, both programs will bring […]