John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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 […]

JOHN JAY COLLEGE RANKS #3 AMONG TOP-PERFORMING INSTITUTIONS FOR BLACK STUDENT SUCCESS

March 9, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, March 6, 2017 – A new report by the Education Trust that examines graduation rates for Black students ranks John Jay College of Criminal Justice number 3 in the nation among top-performing colleges and universities. According to “A Look at Black Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions,” Black students, on average, […]

NEW BOOK CALLS FOR GETTING SMARTER ABOUT CYBERCRIME

March 9, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Cybercrimes, when they occur, are almost unrivaled in generating attention and even fear. Whether in the form of assaults on individual bank accounts or coordinated efforts to skew a presidential election, most people agree that protecting our data should be a top national priority. Nonetheless, there is a broad gap between knowing what to protect […]

THE CALL TO SERVICE IS SWEET MUSIC FOR JOHN JAY SENIOR

March 9, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

When John Jay senior Elijah Font was recently interviewed by Fox 5, the focus of the conversation was his involvement in the CUNY Cultural Corps, an offshoot of CUNY Service Corps. While it didn’t come across in the interview, Font’s involvement in the program represents just one aspect of his extensive involvement on campus, where […]

HIGH APA HONORS FOR PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY

March 9, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Two leading members of John Jay’s Department of Psychology have been recognized by the American Psychological Association with top honors for their contributions to the profession. Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin, a recognized expert in the study of false confessions, was announced in mid-December as the winner of the APA’s 2017 award for Distinguished Contributions to […]

WINTER SESSION HEATS UP AGAIN

March 9, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The recently completed three-week winter session at John Jay once again raised the bar of success, with 1,788 students opting to take one or more courses from a diverse palette of on-campus and online offerings. The winter enrollment represented a 5.5-percent increase from the 2016 session, noted Douglas Boettner, Director of the Office of Special […]

STUDENTS SPEND WINTER BREAK IN MANDELA’S FOOTSTEPS

March 9, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

It is said that South Africa cannot be understood without being experienced. During the recent winter break, about a dozen John Jay students got a thorough immersion in the vibrant complexity that is South Africa, thanks to a study-abroad trip to Cape Town that focused on “The Culture of Race, Resistance & Revolution in South […]

Professor Alisse Waterston Appointed Presidential Scholar

March 9, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Provost Jane Bowers has announced the appointment of Professor Alisse Waterston as a Presidential Scholar effective spring 2017 in recognition of her accomplishments and standing as one of the country’s leading scholars of anthropology. Waterston has been on the John Jay faculty in the Department of Anthropology since 2003. She earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology […]

JOHN JAY COLLEGE RECEIVES USAID GRANT FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROJECT IN CENTRAL AMERICA

March 3, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded John Jay College of Criminal Justice a $4.98 million grant to create the Academy for Security Analysis. The project will provide training for security and justice sector officials, as well as civil society organizations to improve crime and violence prevention in Central America– a region severely […]

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 […]