John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Host of NPR’s “Latino USA,” Maria Hinojosa, to Receive 2015 Justice Trailblazer Award

December 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY – Maria Hinojosa, one of the country’s foremost broadcast journalists and media entrepreneurs,  will be honored as the 2015 “Justice Trailblazer” at a dinner on February 9, 2015, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, hosted by the John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice. Hinojosa […]

Professor Peter Romaniuk’s Op-Ed About the Sydney Attack is Published in Time.com

December 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter Romaniuk, Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College and Senior Fellow at the Global Center on Cooperative Security, had his op-ed piece “Sydney Attack is not a Wake Up Call” published on Time.com on December 16, 2014. With the Sydney siege being front page news, Professor Romaniuk wrote a timely piece about […]

The Crime Report’s Newsmaker of the Year: Alayne Fleischmann

December 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Readers of The Crime Report select a Canadian whistleblower who went public with a scathing critique of the U.S. government’s $9 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase as the 2014 Criminal Justice Newsmaker of the Year.   New York, NY December 17, 2014 — The readers of The Crime Report, who include many of the country’s most […]

Ferguson Leads The Crime Report’s Top News Stories of 2014

December 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The killing of Michael Brown Jr., and a grand jury’s failure to indict the police officer who shot him, ignited a national debate about systemic racism in America’s justice system New York, NY — The readers of The Crime Report, who include many of the country’s most influential criminal justice specialists, have chosen as the […]

Professor George Andreopoulos Quoted in The Washington Post on International Courts

December 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor of Political Science George Andreopoulos was interviewed by The Washington Post for an article title “Why Dick Cheney and the CIA Don’t Need to Worry About International Criminal Charges.” In the piece, Professor Andreopoulos discusses how international courts work and the reasons it is unlikely that charges would be brought against the U.S. in […]

Bronze John Jay Finds a Home at His Namesake College

December 10, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Li’l Jay, the ubiquitous John Jay bobblehead, now has a 5-foot-10-inch, 670-pound big brother! On Dec. 8, President Jeremy Travis led a festive unveiling and dedication of the eagerly awaited full-size statue of John Jay, who was the first Chief Justice of the United States, among many other pivotal roles he played as one of […]

John Jay College Unveils Namesake Statue in Celebration of the College’s 50th Anniversary

December 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the College will unveil a sculpture of its namesake, John Jay – the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, second Governor of the State of New York, author of the Federalist Papers and architect of the Treaty […]

Professor Greg Donaldson Discusses NYPD Vertical Patrols in Daily News Op-Ed and his Literary Father in the NY Times

December 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Greg Donaldson  of the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts had his op-ed article “Fear of a Black Stairwell” published in the New York Daily News on Dec. 1. In the commentary, which is informed by Donaldson’s experience as a journalist working alongside New York City housing police, he discusses the practice of patrolling […]

Professor Chitra Raghavan Named ‘New Abolitionist’ by Sanctuary for Families and the NYS’s Anti-Trafficking Coalition

December 3, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Psychology Professor Chitra Raghavan has been named as one of “New York’s New Abolitionists” by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition for her work to promote human rights for women and fight human trafficking. The 2014 cohort of New Abolitionists, which was formally presented in conjunction with U.N. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, […]

Professor Jonathan Jacobs Participates in Library of Congress Symposium on the Legacy of Magna Carta

December 1, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Jonathan Jacobs, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Ethics, will join distinguished scholars, historians and thought leaders to discuss how Magna Carta’s political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at a symposium on December 9 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. […]

Professor Adam Wandt Discusses Cybersecurity and Smartphone Encryption with Yahoo Tech and WNBC News

December 1, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Adam Wandt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Management, was quoted in a Yahoo Tech article, titled “Why the Cops Hate the New Apple and Google Phones,” on the new digital/phone encryption and the disadvantages for law enforcement investigations. New phone systems such as Ios8 and Android 5.0 systems are harder to crack, making […]

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 […]