John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Browne-Marshall Channels James Baldwin at King Day Talk in France

February 25, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Gloria Browne-Marshall, an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law and the author of numerous articles and books on race, law and American society, has traveled extensively to share her progressive understanding of race relations and constitutional law with the world, speaking to audiences in Ghana, Rwanda, England, Wales, Canada and Switzerland. It came as no surprise, […]

President Jeremy Travis named to U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty

February 18, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been named a member of the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty by the Urban Institute.  The partnership, established through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a new collaborative venture aimed at discovering permanent ladders of mobility for the poor and […]

John Jay Ranked Among the Safest College Campuses in the U.S. and a Top Public University in New York

February 11, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College has been ranked #18 in the Safest College Campuses rankings by Niche, a web-based resource for information, including rankings and reviews, on K-12 schools, colleges, cities, and neighborhoods. John Jay was also ranked #9 on Niche’s list of Top Public Universities in New York. John Jay was among 1,713 public and private four-year colleges […]

Leading U.S. Mayors to Speak on Criminal Justice Reform at John Jay College

February 5, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Mayor Ras Baraka, of Newark, NJ, and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana, chair of the U.S. Mayors Conference Committee on Community Policing, will address the 11th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Thursday, February 25. The Feb 25-26 symposium, […]

Statement By President Travis Regarding Governor Cuomo’s Appointment Of Rossana Rosado As Secretary Of State

February 4, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Congratulations to Rossana Rosado, Distinguished Lecturer in Latin American/Latina/o Studies at John Jay College, who has just been appointed as New York’s next Secretary of State by Gov. Andrew Cuomo! Rossana’s appointment– which will make her our state’s highest-ranking Latina official – will be an invaluable asset for all New Yorkers. She brings to the […]

The Marshall Project and the Belleville News-Democrat Win 2016 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

January 25, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Marshall Project and the Belleville News-Democrat Win 2016 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards New York, NY, January 25, 2016 – Jeremy Travis, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Beth Schwartzapfel of The Marshall Project, and an investigative reporting team from the  Belleville News-Democrat—Beth Hundsdorfer, George Pawlaczyk and Zia Nizami—are the […]

Statement by President Travis on the Passing of Judge Judith Kaye

January 11, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The John Jay College community mourns the passing of our good friend, Judith Kaye, former Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.  In so many ways, Judge Kaye was an honorary member of the John Jay family.  She was a staunch supporter of the Pre Law Institute, giving the Samuel and Ann […]

Professor Brotherton Honored at Annual Criminology Conference

January 11, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The 71st annual American Society of Criminology conference, held November 18-21 in Washington, D.C., was once again a tour de force for John Jay, with scores of faculty, staff and students presenting papers and posters, and participating in panel discussions and roundtables. Professor David Brotherton provided one of the conference highlights for John Jay when […]

Police Explorer Student Earns National Honors

January 11, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay student Samson Hung is only 19, but he has already earned a national career achievement award — for his work in the Police Explorers program in Suffolk County. Hung, a sophomore, Police Studies major and a squad sergeant with the First Precinct Explorer program, was honored by the Suffolk County Police at the Police […]

First-Year Students, First- Rate Researchers

January 11, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The University

Scores of John Jay freshmen and transfer students stood proudly alongside poster presentations and other research efforts in the new building cafeteria, showing off their projects as part of the annual FYE (First Year Experience) Student Showcase that took place at the end of the fall semester. “It really is amazing that first-year students are […]

Announcing the American Justice Summit 2016

December 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Tina Brown Live Media, in association with John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Ford Foundation today announced the second annual American Justice Summit. The Summit will feature panels, conversations and performances that explore the urgent need for American justice and prison system reform. Gun control and gun culture, juvenile incarceration, immigrant detention, and […]

J Journal Featured in 2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings

December 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College’s  J Journal: New Writing on Justice – a literary journal co-edited by English Professors Adam Berlin and Jeffrey Heiman – has been ranked 52 out of 245 publications featured in the 2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings for Fiction, above several notable and long-standing journals. J Journal, founded by Berlin and Heiman in 2008, […]

Forensic Dig is No Mere Walk in the Park

December 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

While most John Jay students were hitting the textbooks in classrooms, study halls or the library, 10 members of a graduate class in forensic anthropology were out in Central Park in mid-November, excavating, collecting and examining skeletal remains. Professor Angelique Corthals of the Department of Sciences set up a crime scene in the composting area […]

John Oliver is The Crime Report’s “Person of the Year”

December 17, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Crime Report has selected HBO talk show host John Oliver as the 2015 criminal justice “Person of the Year,” in recognition of his “probing, acerbic” programs on corrections reform, prisoner re-entry and other criminal justice issues. Oliver’s Last Week Tonight programs “have not only galvanized millions of viewers; they appear to have significantly improved […]

Jelani Cobb to Receive Justice Trailblazer Award; Bob Herbert to Serve as Emcee at John Jay College Dinner

December 17, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jelani Cobb, Director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut and contributor to The New Yorker, has been selected as the 2016 Justice Trailblazer, an award given annually by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media or media-related fields who have advanced […]

John Jay College Report Tracks Police Enforcement Rates in New York City

December 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis and Professor Preeti Chauhan presented key findings from their report, Tracking Enforcement Rates in New York City: 2003-2014, which looks at the rise and fall of enforcement actions that bring the public in contact with police. The presentation took place at a Citizens Crime Commission forum at […]

The Crime Report’s Top Newsmaker of 2015 is Black Lives Matter

December 9, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The “Black Lives Matter” movement, with its focus on issues of police brutality, was the dominant criminal justice news story of 2015, according to a reader survey conducted by John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ). Results of the survey were published Dec. 9 in The Crime Report, an online publication of […]

John Jay Students Shine at Annual Biomedical Research Conference in Seattle

November 20, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fifteen John Jay College science students attended and presented their research at the 15th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Seattle, Washington in November. Students William Aguilar, Ronald Rodriguez and Jiwon Seo won awards for their oral and poster presentations on the research they are conducting, under the mentorship of John […]

2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology Awarded to John Jay College Professor

November 10, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, November 10, 2015 – The international jury for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology announced today the winners of the 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology. Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was selected as one of the three winners for her groundbreaking research on the causes and […]

Professor Heath Brown’s New Book Examines Origins & Evolution of the Tea Party

November 3, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Contrary to widely held opinion, the Tea Party is not a monolithic group of like-minded people, Professor Heath Brown of John Jay’s Department of Public Management asserts in his new book, The Tea Party Divided: The Hidden Diversity of a Maturing Movement (Praeger, 2015). Unlike previous works on the Tea Party, Brown examines the second phase […]