John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Over 3,000 students set to graduate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 22, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

3,011 students will become the newest John Jay alumni on May 28 when they receive their degrees in dual Commencement ceremonies. The College’s 49th annual Commencement will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

John Jay’s Pre Law Institute Featured in National Law Journal

May 14, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay’s Pre Law Institute, and the enviable track record of its pre-law boot camp program, were the subject of an extensive feature in the May 12 issue of the National Law Journal.

President Jeremy Travis Discusses Incarceration Rate on NY1’s Inside City Hall and New York Times Close Up

May 14, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis was interviewed on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” and “New York Times Close Up” about the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice report titled, “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.”

Professor Evan Mandery’s Post in the Huffington Post Discusses Inequalities of Higher Education in the U.S.

May 8, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Evan Mandery in the Criminal Justice Department wrote a blog post for the College section of the Huffington Post that was featured on their front page for a week and continues to stimulate much attention and discussion.

2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

May 8, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice will grant two honorary degrees at graduation ceremonies on May 28, 2014, at the Jacob Javits Center North. This year’s honorary degree recipients are renowned for their contributions to academia, advocacy and the betterment of humankind.

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 […]