John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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 […]

September 11 Commemorations at John Jay

August 30, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

As the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches, the John Jay College Community will hold several meaningful events to recall and reaffirm our commitment to the fallen. The following activities and events will take place in September. For additional information, please visit http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/911memorial/.   Volunteer Projects Continuing the tradition of the Flag Solidarity […]

John Jay Welcomes Entering Class of 2016: Meet the Newest Freshmen

August 29, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

More than 1,400 freshmen entered John Jay College on Aug. 25 with the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. The newest John Jay students represent the youngest freshman class ever, with an average age of 17.78. As in the recent past, the freshman class is approximately 60 percent female and 40 percent male. More than […]

Professor Jonathan Jacobs Awarded NEH Grant to Direct a Summer Seminar for College and University Faculty on Medieval Jewish Philosophy

August 16, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jonathan Jacobs, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy, director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay, editor of the journal Criminal Justice Ethics, and Presidential Scholar was recently awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Faculty Grant.  The NEH grant, in the amount of […]

Professor Delores Jones-Brown to Serve on Independent Team Monitoring Ferguson, Mo., Consent Decree

August 16, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Delores Jones-Brown of John Jay College’s Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, and the founding director of the College’s Center on Race, Crime and Justice, will serve on an eight-member team monitoring a federal consent decree for the city of Ferguson, Mo. The team from the Cleveland, Ohio-based law firm of […]

New Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Initiative

August 8, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY – The National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the launch of the National Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Initiative(NIPVII) with a $1.6 million grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women(OVW). Click here to view The White House release. NIPVII will work with three cities, to be selected as […]

A Force for Good: Double Alumnus Wins Fulbright Award to Study Deadly Force in London

August 8, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Master’s and doctoral alumnus James Drylie, a retired police lieutenant and current Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Department at Kean University, recently won a Police Research and Criminal Justice Scholar Fulbright Award that will take him to London this summer to continue his research on the police use of deadly force. Drylie first became […]

Professor Erin Thompson’s New Book Ferrets Out Stolen-Art Collectors

August 8, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay Assistant Professor Erin Thompson, known as “America’s only professor of art crime,” is back on the trail of those who steal priceless artworks and antiquities, in her latest book Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors. Published in May by Yale University Press, Possession examines what is described by the publisher as “the […]

Ceremony Hails John Jay Faculty’s Best

August 8, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Eleven members of the John Jay faculty representing nine academic departments were honored recently for outstanding teaching, mentoring, student service and research. Assistant Professor Yuliya Zabyelina of the Department of Political Science won the coveted Donal E. J. MacNamara Junior Faculty Award, which is presented to an instructor or assistant professor who has made a […]

Scholarship for the Common Good: Professor Gordon-Nembhard Inducted into Co-op Hall of Fame

August 8, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Jessica Gordon-Nembhard has been a scholar of cooperative economics for some time, but she was nonetheless surprised when the National Cooperative Business Association made the decision to induct her into its prestigious Co-op Hall of Fame. The ceremony, which took place on May 4 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., is a […]

College Mourns Loss of Elie Wiesel

August 8, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The John Jay College community mourns the passing of one of the world’s great humanitarians, Elie Wiesel, who focused his life’s work on the cause of peace. He was just fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis from his hometown in Romania to Auschwitz. Wiesel often said that there […]

Race, Use of Force and Crime: New Report Analyzes Links and Disparities

August 8, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Following a week in which the United States reeled from the fatal police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, La., and Falcon Heights, Minn., and the subsequent murder of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) at John Jay College released on July 8 a new report in which […]

Media Seek Out John Jay College Faculty to Discuss Shootings of Police and Civilians

August 4, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In the aftermath of recent fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas, Texas, and of Black men by police across the United States, John Jay College faculty have been sought by news media for their expertise on a variety of criminal justice-related topics including police training, tactics and implicit racial bias. The following is a […]

John Jay Athletics Spreads Good Will in Cuba Visit

August 4, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Two members of the John Jay community were part of a 10-day goodwill tour of Cuba during the recent spring break, sponsored by the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Carmelo Cintron Jr., a member of the men’s volleyball team, and Catherine Alves, the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Finance and Administration, were […]

Dr. Meredith L. Patten appointed Executive Director of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice

August 4, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Meredith L. Patten has been appointed as Executive Director of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice (RNMJ).  Patten brings to the table over 18 years of experience in the criminal justice and security fields, including consulting for a variety of organizations such as the Office of Court Administration of the New York State Courts, […]

Commencement Spotlight Shines on Class of 2016

July 28, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On Wednesday, June 1, more than 3,400 John Jay students became the College’s newest alumni at the 51st annual Commencement ceremonies, held at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. “The Class of 2016 is one of our largest ever,” said President Jeremy Travis, “and I am confident that our newest graduates, like the tens of […]

IIP & Manhattan DA’s Office Host Symposium on Intelligence-Driven Prosecution

July 28, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, June 3, 2016 – The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and John Jay College’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution (IIP) hosted an event on June 3-4 that provided prosecutors and members of law enforcement from jurisdictions across the U.S. with the opportunity to learn more about the innovative public safety initiatives developed by the […]