John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay President Jeremy Travis Announced His Support for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Initiative on College Education in State Prisons

February 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Statement by Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY President Jeremy Travis of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced his support for the initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo, released on February 16, to create a college education program in ten state prisons. “Governor Cuomo should be applauded for advancing […]

Professor Silvia Mazzula Receives Prestigious Grants to Diversify Academia

February 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Silvia Mazzula in the Department of Psychology, who is committed to increasing diversity in academia particularly for Latino women, is the recipient of prestigious grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology to further advance […]

Professor Martin Horn’s “Letter to the Editor”on the Mentally Ill Behind Bars Published in NY Times

February 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Distinguished Lecturer Martin F. Horn, a former New York City correction commissioner, opined in a February 15 letter to The New York Times on the challenges posed by mentally ill inmates in the prison system, and the opportunity offered by the Affordable Care Act to redress systemic failings. To read his letter, click here

Professor Lisandro Perez Quoted in Miami Herald Article on Cultural Aspects of Cuban-Americans.

February 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Lisandro Pérez and chair of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies was quoted in the Miami Herald article titled, “Tiger Mom Amy Chua Roars with New Controversial Book About ‘America’s Elite,’” by Glenn Garvin.  The article is a review of the contentious new book The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain […]

Professor David Brotherton Appointed as Distinguished CUNY Fellow

February 14, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

David Brotherton, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, received a position as a Distinguished CUNY Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate School and University Center. Brotherton’s appointment as a Fellow will begin in Spring 2015 and some of his activities will include working with doctoral students in a research seminar […]

Adjunct Professor Joseph Giacalone Cited in CNN.com Article on Heroin Death Investigations

February 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College adjunct professor Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD detective commander, told CNN.com recently that the police response to the drug-related death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is in some respects typical, with some such deaths consuming more police resources and yielding faster results than others. Within three days, police arrested four people in […]

Activist Performers “Pussy Riot” Bring Human Rights Campaign to John Jay

February 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Freed barely a month ago after spending two years in the Russian penal system, two of that country’s foremost political dissidents – Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova and Maria (Masha) Alyokhina of the punk ensemble Pussy Riot – brought their campaign for human rights and prison reform to John Jay College of Criminal Justice on February 6. […]

Professor Maria Hartwig’s Study on Lie Detection in the Financial Industry Featured in the Huffington Post

February 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

As study by Associate Professor Maria Hartwig of the Department of Psychology is cited in a Huffington Post article titled “Taming the Wolves of Wall Street.”  Professor Hartwig and her co-authors are working with the CFA Institute, a nonprofit organization of investment professionals, on developing a methodology to help those in the finance industry improve their ability […]

Distinguished Lecturer Tanya Coke, Expert in Public School Discipline Policies, Receives $550,000 Grant from Atlantic Philanthropies

January 28, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In September 2013, John Jay added to its roster of noted faculty scholars with the appointment of Distinguished Lecturer Tanya Coke in the Department of Public Management. Coke is a civil rights lawyer whose work has helped to spur a national movement to reduce school suspensions and transform public school disciplinary policies. She recently secured […]

Professor Barry Latzer’s Op-ed on the Inconsistent Relationship Between Economics and Crime Published in the Los Angeles Times

January 27, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Barry Latzer of the Department of Criminal Justice recently published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, “Do Hard Times Spark More Crime?,.” In the article, he explains that “U.S. history does not support economic explanations for the rise or fall of violent crime.” To read the article, click here. Latzer is also […]

Research and Evaluation Center Receives $3 Million to Evaluate Gun-Violence Reduction Model

January 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Research and Evaluation (R&E) Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice has received a grant of nearly $3 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate the efficacy and outcomes of the “Cure Violence” model of gun-violence reduction. As part of the two-year project titled “Evaluating the Cure Violence model for gun-violence […]

Professor Ric Curtis’s Research on Forced Marriages Featured in Al Jazeera America Article

January 23, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Ric Curtis in the Department of Anthropology is featured in an Al Jazeera America article titled, “Till Death Do Us Part: The Forgotten U.S. Victims of Forced Marriage” by Alyana Alfaro. Curtis led a survey funded by the AHA Foundation an advocacy organization founded by vocal women’s rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali,  that studied […]

Professor David Kennedy Examines the Reasons for Nationwide Homicide Decline, in a Column for The Huffington Post

January 22, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor David M. Kennedy, Director of John Jay College’s Center on Crime Prevention and Control, published a guest commentary in The Huffington Post on January 21, “The Story Behind the Nation’s Falling Body County,” in which he explores reasons for declines in the homicide rates in many major cities. America is on track for its […]

Professor Samantha Majic Named to Political Science Journal’s Editorial Board

January 22, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor Samantha Majic of the Department of Political Science has been appointed to the editorial board of Perspectives on Politics, one of three peer-reviewed journals published by the American Political Science Association. Professor Majic’s research focuses on gender and American politics, with specific interests in sex work, civic engagement, institutionalism and the nonprofit sector. […]

Professor Raúl Rubio’s New Book Explores Cuban National Identity and the Worldwide Fascination with the City of Havana

January 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Raúl Rubio of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has published La Habana: cartografías culturales (Aduana Vieja, 2013), a Spanish language volume on the subject of his expertise, the city of Havana. The book examines the worldwide fascination with Cuba and things Cuban during the last century, particularly envisioning how the city of […]

Paul Kelly, John Jay’s Award-Winning Filmmaker

January 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Paul Kelly, an Assistant Registrar at John Jay, is making a name for himself on the silver screen. His latest short film, “My Day,” recently won the Award of Excellence in the Accolade Competition, La Jolla, CA, and the film’s co-star, veteran actress Judith Roberts, won the competition’s award for Leading Actress. On January 19, […]

Cara Tabachnick of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice Publishes Article on Failed 911 Calls in The Guardian

January 15, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Deputy Director Cara Tabachnick of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice published an article in The Guardian entitled, “We teach US kids to dial 911 for help, but too often that doesn’t work,” on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  Tabachnick’s article discusses the tragic consequences that can occur when emergency communications fail, and she suggests […]

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune and South Florida Sun Sentinel Win 2014 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

January 15, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, January 15, 2014 – Jeremy Travis, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that David McSwane of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Megan O’Matz and John Maines of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2013-2014  Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. […]

The Center for Private Security and Safety and the Newtown School District Continue Collaboration

January 13, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

As part of the continuing collaboration between John Jay’s Center for Private Security and Safety and the Newtown Public School District in Connecticut, on December 18, 2013, key emergency management members from across the school district came together to continue to strengthen their preparedness for potential disasters. Specifically, the Center’s CEO, Anthony Gentile provided oversight and guidance […]

Professor John Gutierrez’s Op-Ed on Newly Elected NYC Council Speaker Published in El Diario/La Prensa

January 10, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor John Gutiérrez’s op-ed on the historic election of Melissa Mark Viverito as the first Latina Speaker of the New York City Council was published in El Diario/La Prensa. To read the article, click here. Professor Gutierrez is a member of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies. His  academic research focuses on […]