John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Legacy of Distinguished Professor Jock Young Bolstered by Leading Journals

May 5, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The far-reaching pedagogical, theoretical and personal legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Jock Young lives on, with no fewer than four top-tier academic journals having dedicated special issues to the acknowledged Father of Critical Criminology. Young, who died in November 2013, is hailed in the May 2015 issue of the journal Critical Criminology in the […]

John Jay College Report Looks at Summonses for Low-Level Violations in New York City

April 27, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice today released a report on summonses issued in New York City from 2003-2013. The study offers an in-depth look at summons issuance patterns in the City’s five boroughs and two community courts from data provided by the Office of Court Administration. In the decade covered by the report, about […]

Two John Jay Students Named as Jeannette K. Watson Fellows

April 21, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Two John Jay College students have been chosen as part of the 2015 class of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellows, the prestigious educational-opportunity initiative sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Joining the fellowship program this year are Stacy Aguilar, a freshman majoring in Forensic Psychology, and Kadeem Robinson, a sophomore majoring in Political Science. […]

John Jay College Conference to Explore “An Imprisoned Mind: the Mentally Ill and the Criminal Justice System”

April 10, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, April 10, 2015 – Stephen and Renetta Torres, who lost their son Christopher in a police shooting; and Dr. Jim DeGroot, medical director of the Georgia Department of Corrections, head the list of speakers at a workshop for journalists and editors on the mentally ill in the criminal justice system at John […]

THE INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED – ACCORDING TO NEW STUDY BY PROFESSOR CATHY SPATZ WIDOM PUBLISHED IN SCIENCE

March 27, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A study led by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, found that offspring of parents with histories of child abuse and neglect are themselves at risk for childhood neglect and sexual abuse but not physical abuse. Titled “Intergenerational Transmission of Child Abuse and Neglect: Real or Detection Bias?” the study’s […]

John Jay College Announces National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Scholarship in Memory of NYPD Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu

March 16, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) has established a scholarship at John Jay College in memory of New York City Police Department Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu who were murdered in December 2014 while serving the citizens of New York. The scholarship was announced on March 11 during the college’s NYPD alumni reception […]

John Jay College Report Finds New York’s “Close to Home” Initiative Improved Youth Justice in the City

March 16, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice recently reviewed the outcomes of “Close to Home,” New York’s juvenile justice reform initiative to localize the youth justice system in New York City. The study suggests that Close to Home (or C2H) – launched in 2012 –successfully changed the youth justice system […]

Justice Department Announces the First Six Pilot Sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice

March 13, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, March 12, 2015 – As part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve and protect, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Birmingham, AL; Ft. Worth, TX; Gary, IN; Minneapolis, MN; Pittsburgh, PA; and Stockton, CA to be the first six cities […]

John Jay College in Top 10 Colleges on U.S. News List of Graduates with Least Student Debt

March 4, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College secures a place on the U.S. News and World Report short list of the top 10 colleges where students graduate with the least debt. “On average, 68 percent of 2013 graduates borrowed to attend school,” according to the U.S. News, and the “average student loan debt was $27,666.” At John Jay, by […]

John Jay College Lends Expertise To President Barack Obama’s Task Force On 21st Century Policing

February 25, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis, Professor Delores Jones-Brown and Professor David Kennedy have each provided expert testimony before theTask Force on 21st Century Policing –established by President Barack Obama in December 2014. According to the Task Force website, it “seeks to identify best practices and make recommendations to the President on how policing practices can promote effective […]

Professor Monica Varsanyi Speaks About U.S. Immigration Policy on Al Jazeera America

February 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Monica Varsanyi, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science, discussed recent developments in U.S. immigration policy and law on Al Jazeera America. During the live interview with anchor Richelle Carey, Professor Varsanyi commented on President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) DACA policy and administrative relief. […]

Professor Henry Pontell Appointed Presidential Scholar at John Jay College

February 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Noted criminologist Henry N. Pontell has been appointed a Presidential Scholar and Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prior to his appointment, over a 35 year span, he held several faculty and administrative positions at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). “I’m truly excited about being […]

John Jay College’s New Building Wins Prestigious AIA Award

February 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The American Institute of Architecture ( AIA ) National Honor Awards were announced recently and John Jay College’s new building was one of just 8 buildings honored by the AIA for architecture in 2015. The awards recognize extraordinary work in architecture and reflect “a resurgence of architecture for the public.” The winners will receive their […]

Study Finds that Child Sex Abuse Survivors Not Uniquely at Risk to Become Sex Offenders – Professor Cathy Spatz Widom’s Research Featured in JAMA Pediatrics

January 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Childhood sexual abuse does not pose a uniquely heightened risk for future arrests for sex crimes, according to “A Prospective Examination of Whether Childhood Sexual Abuse Predicts Subsequent Sexual Offending,” a recent paper co-authored by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, and doctoral student Christina Massey. This research, funded by the […]

The New Yorker and Charleston’s The Post and Courier Win 2015 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

January 23, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, January 21, 2015 – Jeremy Travis, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Jennifer Gonnerman of The New Yorker magazine, and an investigative reporting team of The  Post and Courier in Charleston, SC – Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff – are […]

The New Yorker and Charleston’s The Post and Courier Win 2015 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

January 23, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, January 21, 2015 – Jeremy Travis, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Jennifer Gonnerman of The New Yorker magazine, and an investigative reporting team of The Post and Courier in Charleston, SC – Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff – are […]

Professor Martin Horn’s Op-ed on Reforming NYC Jails Published by The Marshall Project

January 21, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Martin Horn, a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, had his article “Fixing Riker’s Island” published in The Marshall Project – a nonprofit news outlet focused on the criminal justice system. In the piece, Professor Horn outlines several ways to reform New York City jails. He writes that […]

Professor David Kennedy Discusses Group Violence Intervention on WNYC’s “Here’s the Thing”

January 21, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

David Kennedy, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control,  was interviewed on WNYC’s “Here’s the Thing” by host Alec Baldwin about the development of the Group Violence Intervention. Professor Kennedy explained how the intervention was first implemented in Boston as “Operation Ceasefire,” and how it continues to work […]

Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn District Attorney, and Darryl Forte, Police Chief of Kansas City, Missouri to Speak at John Jay College on Race, Justice and Community

January 20, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn District Attorney, and Darryl Forte, Kansas City police chief, head the list of speakers at the Tenth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015. The symposium features a prestigious group […]

PRISM Students Prove Themselves at San Antonio Science Conference

January 14, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Twelve high-achieving science students from John Jay made their presence felt at the 14th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in November, where they showed off the research they are conducting as part of the Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). The conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, is one […]