John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis Discusses National Research Council Report on Mass Incarceration on Chicago Tonight and WBEZ 91.5

October 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis was interviewed on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” a public affairs news program, and on WBEZ 91.5’s “Afternoon Shift,” a Chicago Public Radio station, about the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice report titled, “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.” He discussed the report findings on […]

John Jay’s MPA Programs Wins Prestigious NASPAA Awards for Diversity and Social Equity

September 25, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Master of Public Administration Programs have been selected as the winners of both the Diversity Award and the Social Equity Award by NASPAA –the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. NASPAA is the recognized global accreditor of master’s degree programs in these fields. “This is a […]

President Jeremy Travis Discusses Efforts to Rebuild Police/Community Trust on WNYC & St. Louis Public Radio

September 25, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis was a featured interviewee on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show” on Sept. 24, addressing the aftermath of the controversial police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., and the new federally funded initiative, led by the College to improve relationships between police departments and minority communities. President Travis was also interviewed […]

Chemo Hunter: Professor Elise Champeil Fights Cancer with $463,000 NIH Grant

September 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fighting the scourge of cancer does not come easily, or quickly. Just ask Associate Professor Elise Champeil of the Department of Sciences, who was recently awarded a $463,861 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her research into the functioning of cancer cells and antitumor agents. The four-year project — “Role of p21 […]

John Jay’s Pre Law Institute Contributes to Rise in Law School Admissions & Scholarships

September 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The recently concluded 2013-2014 law school application season was especially productive for John Jay students, with 39 individuals affiliated with the Pre Law Institute (PLI) securing acceptances to 64 different law schools, as well as receiving over $9.5 million in scholarship awards. “These students were admitted to many well-regarded law schools, including several selective institutions […]

John Jay Community Participates in People’s Climate March

September 23, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Members of the John Jay community joined hundreds of thousands of others on Sunday, Sept. 21, for the People’s Climate March in New York City, seeking to draw attention to the pressing need for a political road map to stem the advance of global climate change. Hoping to influence the upcoming Climate Summit at the […]

Dr. John Deasy, Los Angeles School Superintendent, and Tracie Keesee, Co-Founder of the Center of Policing Equity, to Speak on Juvenile Justice at John Jay College

September 22, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, September 22, 2014 — Dr. John Deasy, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and Tracie Keesee, co-founder of the Center of Policing Equity, head the list of speakers at the second media symposium on juvenile justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on October 6 […]

Distinguished Professor John Matteson Opines on Inequality in America

September 19, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Distinguished Professor of English John Matteson published an op-ed on Time.com, “Slavery Matters More than Ever,” in which he asserts that, 150 years after the Civil War, the “fire bells” of racial violence and inequality still ring in the United States, compelling Americans to ask “why?” Matteson maintains that although American law has changed dramatically, […]

John Jay College Names the Alan Siegel Writing Center in Honor of Brand Innovator, Simplification Pioneer and Foundation Trustee

September 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On September 18, John Jay College will honor Alan Siegel, Trustee of the John Jay College Foundation and President and CEO of Siegelvision, with the dedication of the Alan Siegel Writing Center. The establishment of this Center recognizes his commitment and contributions to building a world-class communications program for the College. Siegel, one of the […]

What the NRC’s Watershed Incarceration Report Means for New York State

September 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

An A-list gathering of scholars, elected officials, criminal justice leaders and others led a thought-provoking discussion on September 4 on the implications for New York State of the April 2014 National Research Council report “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.” The report was produced by the NRC’s Committee on […]

Professor Peter Moskos Featured on New Greek TV

September 15, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Peter Moskos of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was featured as “Greek of the Week” on New Greek TV where he discussed his book, Greek Americans: Struggle and Success (Third Edition). Professor Moskos’s father, sociologist Charles Moskos, wrote the first and second editions of the book which examines […]

President Jeremy Travis Featured in NPR Retrospective on the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act

September 12, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The National Public Radio retrospective on the 20th anniversary of the Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 featured commentary by President Jeremy Travis. According to the piece,“20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake,” the crime bill “paid to put more cops on the beat, trained police and lawyers to investigate […]

Professor Rosemary Barberet Wins Tandem Awards for Her Book, Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry

September 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor of Sociology Rosemary Barberet’s new book, Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry, is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Book Award by the American Society Criminology’s Division of International Criminology.   The book has also been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Book Award of the International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice […]

Recent John Jay Graduate Wins Photo Contest with Image from Study Abroad in Bali

September 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Olivia Crosby, a recent John Jay graduate, won the International Student Voice Magazine (ISV) photography contest for best travel photo in the U.S. American Student category. Crosby took the winning photo this summer during the faculty-led study abroad program in Bali. The photo depicts a Balinese Purification Ceremony and was selected for its creativity, description, […]

Professor Carla Barrett Discusses Juveniles Offenders in Riker’s Island on NY1’s Inside City Hall

August 26, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Carla Barrett appeared on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” to discuss the treatment of teenage inmates on Riker’s Island and ways to improve the current state of juvenile justice. A recent report by the United States Attorney in Manhattan found the New York City Department of Correction violated the civil rights of male teenagers at […]

In Daily Beast Op-ed, Professor Candace McCoy Discusses Criminal Prosecutions Versus Civil Lawsuits in the Ferguson, MO Shooting

August 26, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Candace McCoy published an op-ed in The Daily Beast that examines the legal options that are likely to result in lasting changes to policing practices in Ferguson, MO. In the piece, titled “Prosecuting Officer Wilson Won’t Bring Justice to Ferguson,” McCoy writes, “political mobilization and hardheaded negotiation over future directions, whether collaborative or not, […]

John Jay Online Brings History Alive: First-ever MOOC on the Literature & Law of American Slavery Opens for Registration

August 12, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay Online, the online education department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today opened registration for its first-ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the Literature & Law of American Slavery. This unusual and in-depth look at one of the seminal periods of American history brings these two worlds together to paint a […]

Professor Scott Atran’s Op-Ed on the Middle East Conflict Featured in The New York Times

August 7, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Scott Atran, a Presidential Scholar in Sociology, was recently featured in The New York Times’s opinion blog “Room for Debate,” in a round-up of views on the subject of “Can the U.S. Still Be a Leader in the Middle East?” Atran, author of the book Talking to the Enemy, offered his views in an […]

Professor Peter Moskos’s Op-Ed on Police Use of Force Published in the New York Daily News

August 7, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter Moskos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, recently published an op-ed, titled “When Should Cops Use Force?,” in the New York Daily News.  In the piece, Professor Moskos examines at the guidelines in the NYPD Patrol Guide that pertain to making arrests and use of force. He […]

Cara Tabachnick of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice Writes on Obamacare and Former Inmates for The Christian Science Monitor

July 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Advocates hope that enrolling thousands of ex-offenders in Medicaid under Obamacare can reduce recidivism and save incarceration costs. “This is a huge opportunity,” Kamala Mallik-Kane, who studies correctional systems, inmates, and health policy at the Urban Institute, told Cara Tabachnick, Deputy Director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice, who wrote about this topic […]