John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Henry Pontell Appointed Presidential Scholar at John Jay College

February 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Noted criminologist Henry N. Pontell has been appointed a Presidential Scholar and Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prior to his appointment, over a 35 year span, he held several faculty and administrative positions at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). “I’m truly excited about being […]

John Jay College’s New Building Wins Prestigious AIA Award

February 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The American Institute of Architecture ( AIA ) National Honor Awards were announced recently and John Jay College’s new building was one of just 8 buildings honored by the AIA for architecture in 2015. The awards recognize extraordinary work in architecture and reflect “a resurgence of architecture for the public.” The winners will receive their […]

Study Finds that Child Sex Abuse Survivors Not Uniquely at Risk to Become Sex Offenders – Professor Cathy Spatz Widom’s Research Featured in JAMA Pediatrics

January 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Childhood sexual abuse does not pose a uniquely heightened risk for future arrests for sex crimes, according to “A Prospective Examination of Whether Childhood Sexual Abuse Predicts Subsequent Sexual Offending,” a recent paper co-authored by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, and doctoral student Christina Massey. This research, funded by the […]

The New Yorker and Charleston’s The Post and Courier Win 2015 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

January 23, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, January 21, 2015 – Jeremy Travis, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Jennifer Gonnerman of The New Yorker magazine, and an investigative reporting team of The  Post and Courier in Charleston, SC – Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff – are […]

The New Yorker and Charleston’s The Post and Courier Win 2015 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

January 23, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, January 21, 2015 – Jeremy Travis, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Jennifer Gonnerman of The New Yorker magazine, and an investigative reporting team of The Post and Courier in Charleston, SC – Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff – are […]

Professor Martin Horn’s Op-ed on Reforming NYC Jails Published by The Marshall Project

January 21, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Martin Horn, a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, had his article “Fixing Riker’s Island” published in The Marshall Project – a nonprofit news outlet focused on the criminal justice system. In the piece, Professor Horn outlines several ways to reform New York City jails. He writes that […]

Professor David Kennedy Discusses Group Violence Intervention on WNYC’s “Here’s the Thing”

January 21, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

David Kennedy, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control,  was interviewed on WNYC’s “Here’s the Thing” by host Alec Baldwin about the development of the Group Violence Intervention. Professor Kennedy explained how the intervention was first implemented in Boston as “Operation Ceasefire,” and how it continues to work […]

Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn District Attorney, and Darryl Forte, Police Chief of Kansas City, Missouri to Speak at John Jay College on Race, Justice and Community

January 20, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn District Attorney, and Darryl Forte, Kansas City police chief, head the list of speakers at the Tenth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015. The symposium features a prestigious group […]

PRISM Students Prove Themselves at San Antonio Science Conference

January 14, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Twelve high-achieving science students from John Jay made their presence felt at the 14th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in November, where they showed off the research they are conducting as part of the Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). The conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, is one […]

Anthony Gentile of the Center for Private Security and Safety Recognized for Work with Newtown Public Schools

January 14, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In the aftermath of the December 2012 school shootings that claimed the lives of 26 students and teachers in Newtown, Conn., Anthony Gentile of John Jay College’s Center for Private Security and Safety reached out to offer his professional talents – and those of the Center and the College – to help create a safer […]

Professor John Gutierrez Discusses Impact of Restored U.S.-Cuba Relations in Daily News Op-ed and Other Media Outlets

December 19, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor John Gutiérrez of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies discusses the announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba in a New York Daily News op-ed. He was also interviewed for Univision, Fox 5 News, NY1’s Pura Politica and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry program. Click on items below to […]

Host of NPR’s “Latino USA,” Maria Hinojosa, to Receive 2015 Justice Trailblazer Award

December 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY – Maria Hinojosa, one of the country’s foremost broadcast journalists and media entrepreneurs,  will be honored as the 2015 “Justice Trailblazer” at a dinner on February 9, 2015, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, hosted by the John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice. Hinojosa […]

Professor Peter Romaniuk’s Op-Ed About the Sydney Attack is Published in Time.com

December 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter Romaniuk, Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College and Senior Fellow at the Global Center on Cooperative Security, had his op-ed piece “Sydney Attack is not a Wake Up Call” published on Time.com on December 16, 2014. With the Sydney siege being front page news, Professor Romaniuk wrote a timely piece about […]

The Crime Report’s Newsmaker of the Year: Alayne Fleischmann

December 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Readers of The Crime Report select a Canadian whistleblower who went public with a scathing critique of the U.S. government’s $9 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase as the 2014 Criminal Justice Newsmaker of the Year.   New York, NY December 17, 2014 — The readers of The Crime Report, who include many of the country’s most […]

Ferguson Leads The Crime Report’s Top News Stories of 2014

December 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The killing of Michael Brown Jr., and a grand jury’s failure to indict the police officer who shot him, ignited a national debate about systemic racism in America’s justice system New York, NY — The readers of The Crime Report, who include many of the country’s most influential criminal justice specialists, have chosen as the […]

Professor George Andreopoulos Quoted in The Washington Post on International Courts

December 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor of Political Science George Andreopoulos was interviewed by The Washington Post for an article title “Why Dick Cheney and the CIA Don’t Need to Worry About International Criminal Charges.” In the piece, Professor Andreopoulos discusses how international courts work and the reasons it is unlikely that charges would be brought against the U.S. in […]

Bronze John Jay Finds a Home at His Namesake College

December 10, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Li’l Jay, the ubiquitous John Jay bobblehead, now has a 5-foot-10-inch, 670-pound big brother! On Dec. 8, President Jeremy Travis led a festive unveiling and dedication of the eagerly awaited full-size statue of John Jay, who was the first Chief Justice of the United States, among many other pivotal roles he played as one of […]

John Jay College Unveils Namesake Statue in Celebration of the College’s 50th Anniversary

December 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the College will unveil a sculpture of its namesake, John Jay – the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, second Governor of the State of New York, author of the Federalist Papers and architect of the Treaty […]

Professor Greg Donaldson Discusses NYPD Vertical Patrols in Daily News Op-Ed and his Literary Father in the NY Times

December 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Greg Donaldson  of the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts had his op-ed article “Fear of a Black Stairwell” published in the New York Daily News on Dec. 1. In the commentary, which is informed by Donaldson’s experience as a journalist working alongside New York City housing police, he discusses the practice of patrolling […]

Professor Chitra Raghavan Named ‘New Abolitionist’ by Sanctuary for Families and the NYS’s Anti-Trafficking Coalition

December 3, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Psychology Professor Chitra Raghavan has been named as one of “New York’s New Abolitionists” by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition for her work to promote human rights for women and fight human trafficking. The 2014 cohort of New Abolitionists, which was formally presented in conjunction with U.N. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, […]