John Jay College of Criminal Justice

District Attorney Vance And John Jay College President Travis Announce Partnership To Launch New Institute For Innovation In Prosecution

October 16, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and President Jeremy Travis of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the formation of a partnership to launch the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution (IIP), a groundbreaking new project designed to support the development of the next generation of ideas and thought leaders in the […]

In the Atlantic, Professor Baz Dreisinger Examines America’s Influence on Mass Incarceration Across the Globe

October 9, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor of English Baz Dreisinger discusses conditions in super-maximum security prisons of several countries in an article titled “Prison: America’s Most Vile Export?,” published in The Atlantic magazine.  She expands on this topic in her upcoming book “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World” (February, 2016) – a first-person odyssey through […]

Book Collection of Late Historian Manning Marable Donated to John Jay’s Prison-to-College Pipeline Program

October 2, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The family of the late Dr. Manning Marable, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who received an honorary doctorate from John Jay College in 2006, has donated his collection of authored books to John Jay’s Prison-to-College Pipeline (P2CP) initiative at the upstate Otisville Correctional Facility. Marable, who died in April 2011 at age 60, was a professor […]

John Jay College Launches Year-Long Bridging the Divide Initiative to Address Police-Community Schism

September 25, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The recent escalation of concern regarding excessive use of force by police, particularly in communities of color, has underscored a troublesome chasm in police-community relations, and the need for reform of police policy and practice to make them more reflective of a mandate to protect and serve. To this end, John Jay College on Sept. […]

New Report Highlights the Hazards of Residential Marijuana Grow Ops

September 23, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Growing marijuana in a residential setting continues to be a high-risk enterprise that requires vigorous government oversight, according to a new report from the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. The report, Illuminating the Hazards of Residential Marijuana Grow Operations, available here, draws […]

Professor Peter Moskos Discusses Policing Issues Post-Ferguson

September 23, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Peter Moskos of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration has been featured in a variety of print and broadcast media outlets to discuss policing as part of a growing national focus on police, race, and criminal justice reforms. A former Baltimore City police officer, Moskos specializes in police culture, […]

John Jay Student is Focus of Film on Immigrant Experience

September 23, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Angy Rivera’s Fierce Advocacy for Undocumented Youth Featured on PBS Angy Rivera, a senior at John Jay College, is the subject of a documentary titled “Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)” that premiered on PBS on September 21. The film, directed by Mikaela Shwer, follows Rivera’s journey as an undocumented immigrant who has […]

President Obama Applauds Hispanic-Serving Institutions

September 23, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay’s Adelante! Program Supports Student Success As proud a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) and theHispanic Education Technology Servicesconsortium (HETS), John Jay applaudsPresident Barack Obama’s proclamationdesignating September  14-20 as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Week. According to the proclamation, “Hispanics are projected to account for almost one-third of our Nation’s population by […]

John Jay College Broadens Educational Partnerships in China and Taiwan

September 9, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the expansion of educational initiatives with the Public Security University of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing Normal University and Taiwan’s Central Police University as well as the National Police Agency of Taiwan. Central to the partnerships are the development of student exchanges, visiting faculty opportunities and […]

John Jay College Ranked #4 in the “Best Bang for the Buck” Northeast Rankings by Washington Monthly Magazine’s College Guide

August 31, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College is ranked #4 in the “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings in the Northeast region by Washington Monthly magazine’s 2015 College Guide – an annual issue that rates institutions based on three criteria: social mobility, research and civic engagement. Four of the top five colleges in the Northeast ranking are CUNY colleges.  […]

John Jay College Officials Back Obama Administration Action on Restoring Pell Grants for Prisoners

August 4, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis has praised the Obama Administration’s plan for an experimental restoration of Pell education grants for incarcerated adults, a move that would end a two-decade ban on such federal subsidies. The plan was announced on Friday, July 31, by Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, […]

President Jeremy Travis Contributes to National Dialogue on Criminal Justice Reforms

July 16, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

With a growing bipartisan movement toward multifaceted criminal justice reform as well as recent changes to criminal justice policies across the United States, President Jeremy Travis has provided commentary on these important issues to a variety of media outlets. Most recently, he was interviewed by City & State about the calls for reforms to policing […]

Fortune Society Archives Donated to John Jay College’s Lloyd Sealy Library – Enhancing Its Notable Special Collections

July 16, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Fortune Society has generously donated its extensive archives — a collection of internal documents, photos, videos, and published materials – to the Special Collections of Lloyd Sealy Library of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  The Fortune Society is a nonprofit social service and advocacy organization whose mission is to support successful reentry from […]

Professor Daniel Pinello’s Gay-Rights Research Presages Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

July 9, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The U.S. Supreme Court established landmark constitutional law on June 26 with its marriage-equality ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, but Professor Daniel Pinello of John Jay College’s Department of Political Science has long been ahead of the curve in studying judicial and legislative battlegrounds in the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights. Pinello’s groundbreaking […]

National Network for Safe Communities Convenes Hundreds of Partners from Across the United States at Second National Conference

July 9, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The National Network for Safe Communities held its national conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on June 22 and 23, 2015, in New York City. The landmark conference brought together almost 300 of the National Network’s core partners from around the country to discuss the innovations that are making communities safer by preventing […]

Rethinking Prisons: A Tour of German Prisons

July 6, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In June, President Jeremy Travis of John Jay College, along with President Nick Turner of the Vera Institute of Justice, led a delegation from the U.S. to Germany as part of the International Sentencing and Corrections Exchange, a partnership between the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Vera. The delegation—which included corrections officials, philanthropists, […]

Professor Baz Dreisinger Discusses the History of Racial Appropriation with The New York Times, CNN, The Atlantic and Others

July 6, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In relation to the ongoing controversy surrounding former Spokane, Wash., NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, Professor Baz Dreisinger of the English department has been interviewed by several media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN and The Atlantic, about the history of racial appropriation and racial passing. Dreisinger’s book, Near Black: White to Black Passing in […]

Professor Dante Tawfeeq, Fulbright Scholar, Looks at STEM Education in Namibia

July 6, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Dante Tawfeeq of John Jay College’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science recently won a U.S. Government-sponsored Fulbright Specialist award that allowed him to work at Polytechnic of Namibia, analyzing gaps in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the larger Fulbright Scholars Program […]

Jeff Butts Named to DOJ Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board

June 12, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeff Butts, Director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Science Advisory Board. The 25-member board advises OJP on the areas of social science and statistics for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of OJP […]

John Jay Science and Math Students’ PRISM Research Showcased at New York State Capitol

June 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math Recognized by Legislature Twenty John Jay College science students had their research exhibited in the New York State Capitol building for a week starting on Tuesday, June 9.  The research projects were conducted as part of the College’s Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). […]