John Jay College of Criminal Justice

J Journal Featured in 2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings

December 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College’s  J Journal: New Writing on Justice – a literary journal co-edited by English Professors Adam Berlin and Jeffrey Heiman – has been ranked 52 out of 245 publications featured in the 2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings for Fiction, above several notable and long-standing journals. J Journal, founded by Berlin and Heiman in 2008, […]

Forensic Dig is No Mere Walk in the Park

December 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

While most John Jay students were hitting the textbooks in classrooms, study halls or the library, 10 members of a graduate class in forensic anthropology were out in Central Park in mid-November, excavating, collecting and examining skeletal remains. Professor Angelique Corthals of the Department of Sciences set up a crime scene in the composting area […]

John Oliver is The Crime Report’s “Person of the Year”

December 17, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Crime Report has selected HBO talk show host John Oliver as the 2015 criminal justice “Person of the Year,” in recognition of his “probing, acerbic” programs on corrections reform, prisoner re-entry and other criminal justice issues. Oliver’s Last Week Tonight programs “have not only galvanized millions of viewers; they appear to have significantly improved […]

Jelani Cobb to Receive Justice Trailblazer Award; Bob Herbert to Serve as Emcee at John Jay College Dinner

December 17, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jelani Cobb, Director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut and contributor to The New Yorker, has been selected as the 2016 Justice Trailblazer, an award given annually by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media or media-related fields who have advanced […]

John Jay College Report Tracks Police Enforcement Rates in New York City

December 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis and Professor Preeti Chauhan presented key findings from their report, Tracking Enforcement Rates in New York City: 2003-2014, which looks at the rise and fall of enforcement actions that bring the public in contact with police. The presentation took place at a Citizens Crime Commission forum at […]

The Crime Report’s Top Newsmaker of 2015 is Black Lives Matter

December 9, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The “Black Lives Matter” movement, with its focus on issues of police brutality, was the dominant criminal justice news story of 2015, according to a reader survey conducted by John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ). Results of the survey were published Dec. 9 in The Crime Report, an online publication of […]

John Jay Students Shine at Annual Biomedical Research Conference in Seattle

November 20, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fifteen John Jay College science students attended and presented their research at the 15th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Seattle, Washington in November. Students William Aguilar, Ronald Rodriguez and Jiwon Seo won awards for their oral and poster presentations on the research they are conducting, under the mentorship of John […]

2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology Awarded to John Jay College Professor

November 10, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, November 10, 2015 – The international jury for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology announced today the winners of the 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology. Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was selected as one of the three winners for her groundbreaking research on the causes and […]

Professor Heath Brown’s New Book Examines Origins & Evolution of the Tea Party

November 3, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Contrary to widely held opinion, the Tea Party is not a monolithic group of like-minded people, Professor Heath Brown of John Jay’s Department of Public Management asserts in his new book, The Tea Party Divided: The Hidden Diversity of a Maturing Movement (Praeger, 2015). Unlike previous works on the Tea Party, Brown examines the second phase […]

John Jay College Launches Single Stop Program, Offering Comprehensive Services for Students and their Families

November 3, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Single Stop announces the launch of its services at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the first four-year college to launch a Single Stop site on campus. Single Stop’s “one-stop shop” model will offer a broad range of social, financial, and legal services to all John Jay students. The Single Stop office, set to open […]

John Jay College Launches Single Stop Program, Offering Comprehensive Services for Students and their Families

October 29, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Single Stop announces the launch of its services at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the first four-year college to launch a Single Stop site on campus. Single Stop’s “one-stop shop” model will offer a broad range of social, financial, and legal services to all John Jay students. The Single Stop office, set to open […]

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 […]