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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 […]

Professor Marie-Helen Maras Discusses Identity Theft in CBS News Report

July 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management is quoted in a recent CBS News segment about identity theft, in which she examines the difficulties faced by law enforcement in cracking down on skilled, elusive cyber-thieves. Maras, the author of Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws and Evidence, was interviewed for the […]

Professor John DeCarlo Discusses Privately Paid Police in The Atlantic

July 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor John DeCarlo of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration is quoted prominently in an article that appeared in The Atlantic on the growing phenomenon of privatized policing. DeCarlo, a 34-year veteran of the Branford, CT, Police Department, including four years as its police chief, commented on the recent move […]

JP Morgan Chase and John Jay Host Empowerment Symposium for Women Veterans

July 16, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice in collaboration with JP Morgan Chase hosted the Women Veterans Empowerment Symposium on Wednesday, June 25. They held the event to bring awareness to the significance of women veterans and to deepen an understanding of women’s specialized needs as they move into civilian life and prepare for civilian professions. […]

Graham Kates of The Crime Report Discusses Environmental Crimes on NPR’s The Takeaway and Democracy Now

July 14, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  Graham Kates, Deputy Managing Editor of The Crime Report – an nonprofit online news partnership operated by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice and Criminal Justice Journalists – was interviewed on National Public Radio’s “The Takeaway” and “Democracy Now” about his new investigative report on corporate polluters.  Kates used public records to […]

The Crime Report’s New Environmental Crime Database Allows Citizens to Monitor Corporate Polluters

July 14, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Environmental Crime: The Prosecution Gap   The Crime Report’s new environmental crime database allows citizens to monitor corporate polluters. It also reveals the government’s weakening efforts to crack down on them.   New York, NY, July 14, 2014 – Who are the worst corporate polluters in your state? And what’s the government doing about them? […]

Professor Isabel Martinez Featured in NBC News.com Article on Her Book Drive for Detained Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

July 10, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Isabel Martinez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o, was recently featured in a NBC News.com story about the book drive she has launched to provide bilingual or Spanish books to thousands of detained unaccompanied immigrant children. She has partnered with La Casa Azul Bookstore and Children’s Village, a non-profit that work […]

John Jay Trustee Rossana Rosado and PRI Director Ann Jacobs Named to the New York State Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration

July 9, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Rossana Rosado, a trustee of the John Jay College Foundation, and Ann Jacobs, Director of John Jay’s Prisoner Reentry Institute, have been named to the New York State Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the formation of the Re-Entry Council on July 8. Councilmembers will offer recommendations to the Governor’s […]

Professor Verónica Michel Receives Best Journal Article Award from the American Political Science Association

July 8, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Verónica Michel in the Department of Political Science received the Best Journal Article Award 2014 by the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for her article “Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America,” co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink and published in the Law and Society […]