John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis Discusses National Research Council Report on PBS’s Newshour; Study Garners Widespread Media Coverage

May 7, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

PBS’s Newshour interviewed President Jeremy Travis about the report “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences,” released April 30 by the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice.

ELIE WIESEL TO RECEIVE 2014 JOHN JAY MEDAL FOR JUSTICE

May 5, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice will award the John Jay Medal for Justice to Elie Wiesel, author, philosopher, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1986, on Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30pm. The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will present the Medal for Justice to Mr. Wiesel during a ceremony at the College’s Gerald W. Lynch Theater at 524 West 59th Street.

An Unknown World: Reporting On Crime in the Hasidic Community

April 30, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Victims of these crimes say this approach protects perpetrators from justice and provides little relief for the community. These are stories that need to be investigated and told.
How can reporters find sources for stories – like sexual abuse, domestic violence and corruption? How do police work with the community to keep predators at bay? Find out in a special panel discussion about the challenges of investigating and reporting on crime in this insular community.

Book Talk: A Wild Justice (The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America)

April 30, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Evan Mandery is a Professor and Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Department at John Jay. A graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law, Evan brings his experience as a former capital litigator, and the author of fifteen law reviews and a textbook (currently in its second edition) on the subject of capital punishment, to the writing of A Wild Justice.

Greek and European Policies on Migration: Challenges and Prospects

April 30, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Consulate General of Greece in New York
The Office of the President and The Center for International Human Rights (CIHR), John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Cordially Invites You to a Panel Discussion on Greek and European Union Policies on Migration: Challenges and Prospects

What can be Learned from Analyzing Failed and Foiled Terrorist Plots? with Martha Crenshaw

April 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Martha Crenshaw, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security (CISAC) at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. Martha will discuss her collection of her most important published work ‘Explaining Terrorism: Causes, Processes and Consequences (2010) ‘.

John Jay College Model United Nations Team receives Top Honors for Tenth Consecutive Year

April 25, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

For the 10th consecutive year, a team from John Jay College’s United Nations Student Association has won multiple awards at the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference, including an Honorable Mention Delegation Award. The team was led by head delegate John Bae, a senior BA/MA student in Criminal Justice, along with faculty adviser Professor […]

Professor Deborah Koetzle Quoted in The Daily Beast Article About Recidivism Rates

April 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Deborah Koetzle in the Department of Public Management and Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice was quoted in the article, “America’s Recidivism Nightmare: A new government study shows a disturbing trend for the prison population” by Caitlin Dickson in The Daily Beast. Koetzle commented on the necessity for more substantive and […]

Aman Ali (Comedian) Event

April 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

        AMAN ALI Comedian, Aman Ali , is an award winning storyteller in NYC and one of the most popular social media personalities in the Muslim community. April 28, 2014 6:00 pm- Refreshments 6:45 pm- Introductions 7:00 pm- Aman Ali Gerald Lynch Theater John Jay College 524 West 59th Street Everyone is […]

“Dark Light” A Short Experimental Film About the Nature of Depression

April 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Center for International Human Rights Cordially Invites You to a Screening of “Dark Light” A Short Experimental Film About The Nature of Depression *This will be followed by discussion with the filmmakers* Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:00 – 8:30 PM John Jay College of Criminal Justice Haaren Hall: 899 Tenth Ave. Room 630 (Between […]

Undergraduate Jamel Love Accepted to Leadership Alliance’s Summer Research Early Identification Program at Vanderbilt University

April 16, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Uncategorized

Jamel Love, a junior and political science major, was accepted into the Leadership Alliance’s Summer Research Early Identification Program at Vanderbilt University. The Program will partner Love with a faculty member from the Political Science Department for a 10-week summer research and professional development program.

Three John Jay Students Named As Jeannette K. Watson Fellows

April 16, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Two John Jay College sophomores and one freshman have been chosen as part of the 2014 class of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellows, the prestigious educational-opportunity initiative sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. The Watson Fellowships provide outstanding undergraduates at 12 New York City colleges the opportunity for paid internships for three successive summers […]

Professor Eugene O’Donnell Discusses on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” The Need For Additional Police Training

April 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Eugene O’Donnell, as lecturer in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration discussed with Lawrence O’Donnell the police shooting of a homeless man and the mayor’s request for additional funding for police training in Albuquerque New Mexico on MSNBC’s “The Last Word.” To view the segment, click here. O’Donnell served as a […]

Ann Jacobs of the Prisoner Reentry Institute Quoted on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show

March 31, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute, was quoted by Jane McManus, a reporter for ESPN, on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show in regard to Michael Vick’s return to football with the New York Jets. Vick served time in prison on charges related to running a dog-fighting ring. McManus recalled her conversation with Jacobs regarding […]

First Annual HISPA Youth Conference in NYC, Co-hosted by Latina Researchers Network, Held April 4 at John Jay

March 28, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA), with the support of the Latina Researchers Network (LRN), will host the first annual HISPA Youth Conference in New York City on April 4. The day-long event is themed “Take Action, Achieve Your Dreams,” and will take place at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This event will […]

Professor Sara McDougall Receives Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Princeton

March 28, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Sara McDougall in the Department of History has received a Mellon Fellowship at the School for Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University for the 2014-2015 academic year. Throughout her fellowship she will conduct research and write her second book that will explore the consequences of committing adultery in medieval […]

Professor Belinda Rincón Selected for University of Notre Dame’s Young Scholars Symposium

March 27, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Belinda Rincón in the Latin American and Latina/o Studies and English Departments was chosen as one of six participants in the inaugural class of the Young Scholars Symposium organized by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Its goals are to help junior scholars perfect their scholarly projects under the […]

Associate Dean Larry Sullivan’s New Book on Jewish Gangsters Featured in New York Times

March 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Larry Sullivan, associate dean and chief librarian at John Jay, discussed his new book, The Brownsville Boys: Jewish Gangsters of Murder, Inc., in a New York Times profile. The collector’s edition includes original color etchings of 20th century Jewish gangsters from Brooklyn. An exhibition on the book is will be on display in the President’s […]

President Jeremy Travis Quoted in New York Times Profile on Nassau DA Kathleen Rice

March 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis was quoted in a New York Times article about Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice who is running for Congress to represent southwestern Nassau in the House of Representative. In the article, President Travis commends District Attorney Rice for implementing a drug market intervention strategy in Hempstead, Long Island. To read the […]

Professor Jessica Gordon Nembhard Discussed Co-ops and Civil Rights in Colorlines Article

March 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jessica Gordon Nembhard, a political economist and associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies, is featured in a Colorlines.com article about the history of cooperative economic enterprises and the civil rights movement in the U.S. This topic is also the subject of her forthcoming book, Collective Courage: A History of African-American Cooperative Economic Thought […]