John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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 […]

Professor John Gutierrez Quoted in NY Times on Results of Primary Election in 13th Congressional District

July 8, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Gutiérrez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, was quoted in a recent New York Times article on the results of the primary election in New York’s 13th Congressional District which includes Harlem, the northern tip of Manhattan and a section of the Bronx. In the article,  Professor Gutierrez examines […]

Professor Belinda Rincon Wins Fellowship to Study Chicana Writing on War & Militarism

June 25, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Belinda Rincón of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies has been awarded a $40,000 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship that will allow her to complete a manuscript on Chicana literary and activist responses to war and militarism. The national, competitive fellowship, administered by the National Research Council, seeks to increase the ethnic and […]

Women Veterans Empowerment Symposium

June 20, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

            MEDIA ADVISORY For more information, contact: Doreen Viñas-Pineda 212-237-8645 WOMEN VETERANS EMPOWERMENT SYMPOSIUM Hosted by John Jay College and JPMorgan Chase Featuring keynote speaker Loree K. Sutton, MD, Brigadier General (Ret), U.S. Army What:    John Jay College of Criminal Justice and JPMorgan Chase will host the Women Veterans Empowerment Symposium […]

Graduate Student Malgorzata Sekowska Finds Her Place Working with Victims of Trafficking

June 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Malgorzata Sekowska, who graduated in May with a Master’s in International Crime and Justice, has recently completed an internship at the NYS Human Trafficking Program in the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance within the Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance.  An article published in the Polish newspaper Nowy Dziennik featured an interview with Sekowska […]

President Jeremy Travis to Receive 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award in Evidence-based Crime Policy

June 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College President Jeremy Travis has been named as one of the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award presented by the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP). The award will be presented at the center’s annual awards luncheon on June 24, as the culmination of the CEBCP 2014 symposium at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. […]

Professor Janice Johnson Dias to Serve as Co-chair for Newark Mayor-elect Ras Baraka’s Public Health Transitional Team

June 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor Janice Johnson Dias in the Sociology Department has been asked to serve as one of three co-chairs for the Mayor-elect Ras Baraka’s public health transitional team committee. Her co-chairs are John Brennan MD, MPH, President and CEO of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and Milly Silva, 1199 […]

Professor Lissette Delgado-Cruzata Develops Minority Initiative for Female Science Students (MIXXS²) with CUNY Grant

June 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor Lissette Delgado-Cruzata in the Science Department has received a grant from the CUNY Diversity Fund for a program she developed called Minority Initiative for Female Science Students (MIXXS2). Delgado-Cruzata created MIXXS2 because of her own experiences and observations of the science field in the United States. In graduate school, she noticed there were […]

Professor Jane Katz Lauded for Lifetime Devotion to Swimming & Aquatic Fitness

June 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Jane Katz, John Jay’s long-time apostle of all things aquatic, has added yet another entry to her already gleaming résumé, as a recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award  from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The annual award is presented to individuals whose careers have greatly contributed to the advancement of physical […]