John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Distinguished Professor Gerald Markowitz Cited on “Moyers & Company” for His Role in Landmark Lead-Paint Ruling

January 10, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Distinguished Professor of History Gerald Markowitz, a fierce and persistent advocate for justice as one of the nation’s leading public-health historians, was cited January 3 on the PBS program “Moyers & Company” regarding a recent landmark judgment against lead-paint manufacturers in California. Markowitz and his research and writing partner, David Rosner, testified at length in […]

John Jay College Foundation Trustee Zachary Carter Has Been Named the New Corporation Counsel For the City of New York by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio

January 8, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Professor Daniel Feldman’s New Book Discusses Indispensable Function of the Government Watchdog

January 6, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Daniel L. Feldman in the Department of Public Management and David R.Eichenthal wield their 40 plus years of experience in federal, state and local government and criminal justice research to show how average citizens can function as effective watchdogs against government fraud and abuse in their seminal new book, The Art of the Watchdog: […]

President Travis Quoted in The New York Times article on Departing Police Commissioner Kelly

January 6, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis was quoted in a recent New York Times article titled, “Kelly, Flinching a Bit, Looks Back with Head High,” by Michael Powell and William K. Rashbaum. The article offers pertinent insight about Commissioner Kelly’s tenure as head of the New York City Police Department. The Times writes, “He has a record of […]

Professor Gerald Markowitz Helps Secure Landmark Ruling Against Lead Paint Industry

December 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The efforts of Distinguished Professor Gerald Markowitz have helped lead to a landmark $1.1-billion judgment in which three major companies were ordered to pay to have lead paint removed from millions of older homes in a number of California cities. Professor Markowitz, along with his research and writing partner David Rosner, participated in a lawsuit […]

Boston Marathon Bombing Is the Top Criminal Justice News Story of 2013

December 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The terrorist bombing that rocked the Boston Marathon in April, killing three people and injuring 183 others, was the top criminal justice news story of 2013, according to the annual survey conducted by The Crime Report. The Crime Report, a daily online news service published by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John […]

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis named The Crime Report’s Person of the Year

December 19, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ed Davis, who led the Boston Police Department during the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and steered one of the biggest manhunts ever mounted on U.S. soil, has been selected by The Crime Report readers as our criminal justice “Person of the Year.” Readers overwhelming selected Davis, 57, for his skillful handling of the one […]

Faculty Member Claudia Zuluaga’s Novel Praised in New York Times Book Review

December 17, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

English Lecturer Claudia Zuluaga’s debut novel, Fort Starlight, that was hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “absorbingly, expertly written,” was recently reviewed in The New York Times Book Review on December 15, 2014. NYT Book Review writes, “Fort Starlight is a moving story of half-recovered dreams and reconfigurations of pseudo-families, but Zuluaga’s prose is strongest when […]

Professor Claudia Calirman Receives Prestigious 2013 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

December 17, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor Claudia Calirman in the Department of Art & Music was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Creative Capital  |   Warhol Foundation  Arts Writers Grant to write her second book titled, A Study from the Margins: Female Practices in Brazil and Chile. Calirman’s application was selected by some of the world’s leading art critics, […]

Professor John DeCarlo Quoted in the Santa Fe New Mexican About the Overuse of Amber Alerts

December 9, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor John DeCarlo in the Department of Law, Police Science and Justice Administration was quoted in an article published in the Santa Fe New Mexican titled, “Overuse, False Alarms Threaten Impact of Amber Alert,” by Chris Quintana which was also picked up by the Associated Press. In the article, DeCarlo comments on the risk of […]

Professor Martin Horn Discussed Boot Camp Prisons with Al Jazeera America

December 9, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Martin Horn of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was quoted in a recent Al Jazeera America article about boot camp prison and New York state’s Shock Incarceration Program. To read the article, click here. Horn is a Distinguished Lecturer at John Jay and  serves as Executive Director of the […]

Professor Nathan H. Lents Interviewed About DNA Evidence on CBS’s 48 Hours

December 9, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Nathan Lents in the Department of Sciences commented on the defense’s explanation of DNA evidence presented in the Redding murder case featured in CBS’s 48 Hours entitled, “The Murder of Juliana Redding: A Hollywood Whodunit.” The program explores the mysterious stalking and murder of the 21-year old actress and model, Juliana Redding. Lents discusses […]

Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin Cited in The New Yorker Article about Interrogations Techniques

December 9, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin in the Department of Psychology was cited in an entitled, “The Interview,” article by Douglas Starr in the December 9 issue of The New Yorker. The article discusses various strategies used by police and private investigators to conduct interrogations. Starr also cited Kassin and his work extensively in an NPR Fresh […]

Professor Emeritus Peter De Forest and Adjunct Lecturer Peter Diaczuk Quoted in New York Times Article and PBS’s Frontline Video

November 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter De Forest, Professor Emeritus, and adjunct faculty member, Peter Diaczuk, both in the Department of Sciences are quoted in the New York Times article, “Two Gunshots on a Summer Night,” written by Walt Bogdanich and Glenn Silber. This piece was a collaboration between the NY Times and PBS’s Frontline. De Forest’s and Diaczuk’s quotes […]

Adjunct Professor Nicholas Petraco Featured in New York Times article on Authenticity of Pollock Painting

November 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Adjunct Professor Nicholas Petraco who teaches in the Department of Sciences was quoted in the New York Times front page story, “A Real Pollock? On This, Art and Science Collide,” written by Patricia Cohen. Petraco is a retired NYPD detective and forensics specialist who is applying his knowledge and experience of evidence collection and analysis […]

Jeffrey Butts, Director of the Research and Evaluation Center, Speaks About “Knockout Game” With Several Media Outlets Including WNYC, The New York Times and CBS This Morning

November 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, was interviewed on the WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and by the Associated Press, about the growing phenomenon  of the “Knockout Game” – a street trend involving young people assaulting strangers by a knockout punch. Butts discusses the patterns behind this trend and […]

Professor Kobilinsky Ranked Among Nation’s Best in DNA Analysis by forensicscolleges.com

November 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky, chair of the John Jay Department of Sciences, has been cited as one of the nation’s top 15 DNA analysis professors by the Web site forensicscolleges.com. Professor Kobilinsky, a forensic serologist who is familiar to viewers of TruTV and other crime-oriented programming, specializes in using the latest technologies to link bodily fluids […]

President Travis Named to Mayoral Transition

November 22, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College President Jeremy Travis will be bringing his criminal justice experience and expertise to the incoming administration of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, as part of a 60-member transition committee announced on November 20. De Blasio said President Travis and the other members of Transition NYC will help him “assemble a team that’s devoted […]

Professor Alisse Waterston Explores Her Father’s Life in My Father’s Wars – An Intimate Ethnography

November 21, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

By following the arc of her father’s experiences in My Father’s Wars: Migration Memory and the Violence of a Century, Professor Waterston attempts to understand the powerful forces of war, genocide, compassion and survival. To read about anthropology Professor and president-elect of the American Anthropological Association Alisse Waterston’s new book, My Father’s Wars: Migration, Memory, and the […]

Professor Delores Jones-Brown Receives Prestigious Julius Debro Award

November 21, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Delores Jones-Brown of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration has been named the recipient of the prestigious Julius Debro Award presented by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime (DPCC). Jones-Brown will be honored at a symposium and awards luncheon hosted by the DPCC on […]