John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay’s MPA Programs Highly Ranked by GraduatePrograms.com

November 21, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College’s Master of Public Administration programs have been ranked #3 among MPA Public Policy Programs and #4 among Public Administration MPA programs by GraduatePrograms.com – a student-based rate-and-review website for graduate programs.  In a new ranking, John Jay’s online MPA program was also ranked #4. The rankings are based on reviews by students […]

U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert McDonald Visit, Battle Buddy Center Dedication and Salute to Veterans Reception Honor Our Veterans

November 21, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On November 13, U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert McDonald visited John Jay and met with student veterans to learn about their experiences and transition to civilian life. After the visit, the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) dedicated the Veterans Resource Center at John Jay College as a NYSID Battle Buddy […]

August Wilson’s “Jitney” performed by John Jay students

November 20, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  The Communications and Theatre Arts Department presents: “Jitney” by August Wilson, Directed by Vernice Miller Running from November 20-24, 2014  at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, John Jay College. Description: A  play in two acts by acclaimed playwright August Wilson, “Jitney’’ is the eighth work  in his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Century Circle.” Set in a […]

President Jeremy Travis and Student Veterans Celebrate Veterans Day with Ringing of NASDAQ Opening Bell

November 14, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In commemoration of Veterans Day, for the second consecutive year, President Jeremy Travis rang the opening bell at NASDAQ OMX Stock Market. At the President’s side were John Jay student veterans, Peter Beshar, Trustee of the John Jay College Foundation Board and Chair of the Veterans Committee of the Board, representatives from companies participating in […]

John Jay Rises to #3 in ‘Best for Vets’ College Rankings

November 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College has been ranked a “Best for Vets” institution by Military Times magazine in their 2015 national college rankings of 600 universities. John Jay College is listed at #3, up from #16 in 2014. Topping all New York colleges and universities, John Jay is again the only City University campus to make the […]

Professor Marie-Helen Maras’ New Book Depicts the Transnational Nature of Security Risks

November 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management recently published Transnational Security by CRC Press. In the book, she illustrates how globalization has transformed security into a transnational phenomenon.   According to CRC Press, the “book analyzes the most pressing current transnational security threats, including weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, […]

John Jay College Faculty Participate in Association of Black Sociologists Conference in Charlotte, N.C.

November 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professors Gail Garfield, Janice Johnson Dias and Antonio Jay Pastrana Jr. of the Department of Sociology participated in the Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) annual meeting, held in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 23-25. The meeting was organized around the theme of “Freedom Summer Remembered: Emerging Issues, Policy Paradigms and the Role of Human Rights.”   Garfield’s […]

Professor Alexa Capeloto’s Article on Freedom of Information Act Software Published in The Columbia Journalism Review

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  Professor Alexa Capeloto of the Department of English had her article on open-source Freedom of Information Act software published in The Columbia Journalism Review. She writes that the RecordTrac, a web application that makes it easier to submit public-information requests, is “drawing notice for its potential to help government agencies process, track, and release […]

John Jay College Presents Findings on Misdemeanor Arrests in New York

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

October 28, 2014, New York, NY– John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis and his colleague Professor Preeti Chauhan presented key findings from their study of misdemeanor arrests in New York over the past 33 years. The presentation took place at a Citizens Crime Commission breakfast this morning. The purpose of the study […]

Professor Charles Strozier and Research Associate Kelly Berkell Publish Work on Climate Change and Political Upheaval in The Huffington Post

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Charles B. Strozier’s recent research on climate change and political violence have garnered media attention. On September 29, along with graduate student, Kelly A. Berkell, he published The Huffington Post piece “How Climate Change Helped ISIS” which went viral, received 2,500 likes, and aroused great passion on both sides of the issues. On October […]

Longtime Bloomberg Aide Katherine Oliver Joins John Jay Foundation Board

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the appointment of Katherine Oliver to the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. Oliver brings to the board stellar credentials in government, the private sector and nonprofit organizations. Currently Principal, Media and Digital Strategies, with Bloomberg Associates, Oliver served as Commissioner of the New York Mayor’s […]

The Many Faces of Professor Ingrid Griffith

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ingrid Griffith, an adjunct member of the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, has been enjoying a very busy — and fruitful — past year, having just completed a premiere engagement of her sold-out, critically acclaimed one-woman show “Demerara Gold.” Griffith is an actor and working performance artist in addition to teaching Introduction to Theatre […]

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, […]