John Jay College of Criminal Justice

College Mourns Loss of Elie Wiesel

August 8, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The John Jay College community mourns the passing of one of the world’s great humanitarians, Elie Wiesel, who focused his life’s work on the cause of peace. He was just fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis from his hometown in Romania to Auschwitz. Wiesel often said that there […]

Race, Use of Force and Crime: New Report Analyzes Links and Disparities

August 8, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Following a week in which the United States reeled from the fatal police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, La., and Falcon Heights, Minn., and the subsequent murder of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) at John Jay College released on July 8 a new report in which […]

Media Seek Out John Jay College Faculty to Discuss Shootings of Police and Civilians

August 4, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In the aftermath of recent fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas, Texas, and of Black men by police across the United States, John Jay College faculty have been sought by news media for their expertise on a variety of criminal justice-related topics including police training, tactics and implicit racial bias. The following is a […]

John Jay Athletics Spreads Good Will in Cuba Visit

August 4, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Two members of the John Jay community were part of a 10-day goodwill tour of Cuba during the recent spring break, sponsored by the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Carmelo Cintron Jr., a member of the men’s volleyball team, and Catherine Alves, the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Finance and Administration, were […]

Dr. Meredith L. Patten appointed Executive Director of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice

August 4, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Meredith L. Patten has been appointed as Executive Director of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice (RNMJ).  Patten brings to the table over 18 years of experience in the criminal justice and security fields, including consulting for a variety of organizations such as the Office of Court Administration of the New York State Courts, […]

Commencement Spotlight Shines on Class of 2016

July 28, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On Wednesday, June 1, more than 3,400 John Jay students became the College’s newest alumni at the 51st annual Commencement ceremonies, held at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. “The Class of 2016 is one of our largest ever,” said President Jeremy Travis, “and I am confident that our newest graduates, like the tens of […]

IIP & Manhattan DA’s Office Host Symposium on Intelligence-Driven Prosecution

July 28, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, June 3, 2016 – The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and John Jay College’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution (IIP) hosted an event on June 3-4 that provided prosecutors and members of law enforcement from jurisdictions across the U.S. with the opportunity to learn more about the innovative public safety initiatives developed by the […]

John Jay College Report Examines the Mobility of Individuals Arrested for Misdemeanors in New York City

July 28, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

June 7, 2016, New York, NY – John Jay College of Criminal Justice today released a report on the relationship between offending behavior and location to better understand the phenomenon of mobility for misdemeanor arrests. The study,Mapping Mobility of Individuals Arrested for Misdemeanors in New York City, 2006-2014, aims to inform the NYPD, other criminal […]

Prestigious Watson Fellows Program Taps Three John Jay Students

July 28, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Three John Jay students — Alondra Cuevas, Cataydra Brown and Jonathan Penuela — have been chosen as members of the 2016 class for the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship program, the highly competitive initiative that selects 15 New York City undergraduate students and provides them with paid internships for three consecutive summers. Awarded by the Thomas […]

John Jay College Selected as Second Chance Pell Pilot Program Site for Incarcerated Students

June 28, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, June 28, 2016 – The Obama Administration has selected John Jay College of Criminal Justice as one of 67 colleges and universities that will expand education opportunities for incarcerated individuals as part of the Second Chance Pell pilot program. On June 24, the U.S. Department of Education announced the names of schools […]

2016 Educating for Justice Gala Kicks Off $75 Million Campaign

May 26, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay Gala Honors Lin-Manuel Miranda, Peter Beshar and the Tow Foundation  New York, NY, May 25, 2016 – The annual Educating for Justice gala sponsored by the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees raised over $800,000 gross – a record amount – and drew 325 friends and supporters of the College. Proceeds from […]

26 Journalist Fellows Chosen to Strengthen Reporting on Juvenile Justice

May 24, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

— Fellowship program to be launched at symposium on Children & the Law, June 13-14 — New York, NY, May 2016 — The Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College (CMCJ) has selected 26 journalists as Reporting Fellows for its third year-long program aimed at strengthening reporting on juvenile justice during the […]

Joshua D. Freilich: Collecting Crime Data On Political Extremists

May 16, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Joshua Freilich, John Jay College of Criminal Justice From his office in midtown Manhattan, Joshua Freilich presides over what may be the most exhaustive collection of information about the actions of political extremists in the United States. A professor of criminal justice who trained as a lawyer, Freilich co-directs the United States Extremist Crime Database, […]

Charlotte Walker-Said: Researching How Perceptions Change in Changing Cultures

May 12, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Charlotte Walker-Said, John Jay College of Criminal Justice What happens to justice when a country undergoes a crisis of faith? Charlotte Walker-Said, an assistant professor of Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who teaches human rights, seeks the answers in Cameroon, a West African country colonized by Germany in 1884, partitioned and ruled […]

John Jay College to Launch Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice with $3.2-Million Grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation

April 29, 2016 | Audio, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the launch of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice. Funded by a $3.25-million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), the Research Network – a seven-city consortium – will use the power of data analytics to inform policy conversations and reform regarding the enforcement of […]

John Jay Online Course Honored For Promo Video

April 20, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A promotional video created for John Jay Online, the College’s distance-learning unit, has won a Bronze Award in the 37th annual Telly Awards competition. Click here to view the video. The award was for “The Literature and Law of American Slavery: Promotional Video,” which showcases John Jay Online’s massive, open, online course (MOOC) featuring Distinguished Professor […]

John Jay’s Model United Nations Team Wins First Place At The 2016 National Model U.N. Conference

April 20, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

For the 12th consecutive year, a team of John Jay students has taken on colleges and university institutions from more than 30 countries in the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) competition, and this year the John Jay team captured the conference’s top honor, the Outstanding Delegation Award. The weeklong global competition, which brought together […]

Meg Reiss Named Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution

April 6, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College President Jeremy Travis and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced today the appointment of Meg Reiss as the first Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution (IIP). Ms. Reiss is a former Brooklyn and Nassau County prosecutor with more than two decades of high-profile experience in the courtroom […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator & Star Of The Broadway Hit Hamilton, To Be Honored At John Jay College Educating For Justice Gala

April 6, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter J. Beshar, Executive VP andGeneral Counsel of Marsh & McLennan, and the Tow Foundation, will also be recognized for their contributions to the future of justice New York, NY, March 29, 2016 – John Jay College of Criminal Justice will honor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, performer, and 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient, as […]

First Named Professorship Established At John Jay With Funding From Ford Foundation And Atlantic Philanthropies

March 22, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Renowned Scholar Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff is appointed as Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity President Jeremy Travis of John Jay College announced the establishment of the Franklin A. Thomas Professorship in Policing Equity, created with $2.5 million in grants from the Ford Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies. The creation of this new professorship […]