John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Charles Nemeth Helps Build Bridges with Turkey

November 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor and Chairperson Charles Nemeth in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management delivered two lectures at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul Turkey this summer. The lectures are an integral step in establishing relationships with Turkey. Professor Nemeth’s first lecture featured John Jay’s Center for Private Security and Safety, the Newtown experience and John Jay’s response […]

Professor Nathan Lents is Interviewed on CCTV about Arafat’s Autopsy Results

November 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Nathan Lents, Deputy Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Sciences, was interviewed on CCTV about the results of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s autopsy conducted by Swiss scientists which revealed evidence that Arafat may have been exposed to polonium – a radioactive element that can be lethal if ingested. To view the full […]

Professor Luis Barrios and John Jay Student Discuss Immigration and Deportation on NY1’s Pura Politica

November 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Luis Barrios of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, John Jay adjunct lecturer and doctoral student Shirley Leyro, and undergraduate student and “dreamer” Danyeli Rodriguez were interviewed about immigration reform by Juan Benitez on NY1 Notcias “Pura Politica.” They discussed the status of the DREAM ACT and potential reforms that the City and State […]

John Jay Mourns the loss of Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

November 19, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dear Faculty Colleagues and John Jay Community, I am very sad to inform you that Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife, our colleague Jayne Mooney, three sons Jesse, Joseph and Fintan, and step daughter Anny. Please keep them […]

Countering the Cyber Threat − Public or Private Law Enforcement Duty?

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security, Ms. Jannette Napolitano, stated in a television interview in July of 2013 that we are very close to a significant cyber attack against the United States of America. Yet, during the same interview she also acknowledged how ill prepared the US is for such an attack. As countries around […]

Professors Moller and Dreisinger Bring Therapy Through Theater to Female Inmates in Thailand

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Two John Jay professors traveled to Thailand this past summer to lead a workshop at the tough yet progressive Ratchaburi Central Prison, where they used sociodrama to involve the incarcerated women in developing scenarios based on situations and conflicts they may encounter. “I was deeply moved by the insight, creative talent and appetite for learning […]

Professor Adam Berlin’s Award-Winning New Novel, Both Members of the Club, Explores Boxing, Friendship and the Nature of Conflict

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

English professor Adam Berlin’s new novel about boxing, Both Members of the Club, published by Texas Review Press and winner of the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize, is hailed as “astonishingly personal and touching. Berlin displays and dramatizes the physical ordeal of training, of boxing, and offered it without romance, without ideal, but also without apology.” […]

El Diario La Prensa Profile on Rossana Rosado Features Quote from President Jeremy Travis

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis is quoted in a profile about Rosanna Rosado’s career and recent departure as the longtime Publisher and CEO of El Diario La Prensa. Rosado is a Trustee of the John Jay College Foundation. To read the El Diario article, click here. The Publisher and CEO since 1999 of El Diario La Prensa, […]

Professor Lisandro Perez Hailed as Outstanding Latino by El Diario La Prensa

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Lisandro Perez, Chair of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 “Premio El” award, a recognition given annually by El Diario La Prensa to the most outstanding men in the Latino community. The award, now in its 10th year, was presented at a luncheon […]

A Rare Look at the Barriers to Education Encountered by the Formerly Incarcerated

November 12, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A Rare Look at the Barriers to Education Encountered by the Formerly Incarcerated New York, November 7, 2013 – The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report today, titled Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring, based on a Participatory Action Research study conducted by Michelle Fine, […]

Pain to Power – Written and Performed by Daniel Beaty

November 12, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Daniel Beaty portrays his life’s journey both memorably and creatively — telling the story of his path from a household rife with addiction and incarceration to moving forward, discovering his purpose and empowering others to do the same.

For the Second Year in a Row, John Jay Is Ranked ‘Best for Vets’

November 12, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College’s status as a “Best for Vets” institution took on enhanced luster in the latest national rankings of 600 universities by Military Times EDGE magazine, which lists John Jay as #16 nationally, up from#37, tops among all New York City colleges and universities, and the only City University campus to make the list.

President Jeremy Travis and Student Veterans Kick-off Johnn Jay’s Veterans Week With Ring of NASDAQ Opening Bell

November 8, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In honor of Veteran’s Day, President Jeremy Travis will ring the Opening Bell at NASDAQ OMX. At President Travis’ side will be John Jay student veterans , Hire Heroes USA, Four Block Foundation Cost of Freedom and representatives from companies participating in John Jay’s Veterans Corporate Roundtable.

John Jay College presents:Talk with Gail Collins of The New York Times on November 12th

November 8, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

When Everything Changed: An interactive conversation on the transformation of women’s rights: Gail Collins writes a twice-weekly Op-Ed column for The New York Times. Ms. Collins has also served as The Times’s editorial page editor from 2001 to 2007 — the first woman ever to hold the post. Ms. Collins joined The Times as an […]

JOHN JAY SCORES AT THE POLLS, AS ALUMNI GAIN CITY- AND BOROUGH-WIDE OFFICES

November 7, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Four John Jay College alumni were elected to significant political offices on Election Day, November 5, including the first female Mayor of Rochester, NY. Lovely Warren (BA ’00), the President of the Rochester City Council, was elected Mayor of that upstate city, winning 55 percent of the vote to thwart the reelection bid of incumbent […]

Report Details Challenges and Successes of Individuals with Criminal Histories Pursuing Higher Education

November 7, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report today, titled Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring, based on a Participatory Action Research study conducted by Michelle Fine, Alexis Halkovic (CUNY Graduate Center) and a team of research assistants.

Professor Edward Paulino Quoted in The New York Times About Citizenship Status of Haitians in the Dominican Republic

November 4, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Edward Paulino in the History Department was quoted in an article on the front page of The New York Times, titled, “Dominicans of Haitian Descent Cast Into Legal Limbo by Court,” by Randal C. Archibold.

Professor Mangai Natarajan is Quoted in Reuters Article on Women Police in Pakistan

November 4, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Mangai Natarajan in the Department of Criminal Justice was interviewed for an article by Reuters titled, “Pakistan’s Women Police Fight Criminals, Militants and Scorn,” by Katharine Houreld. The article examines how women police in Pakistan combat sexual discrimination in the workplace and in the community.

Professor Kimberly Helmer Wins Center for Advancement in Teaching Scholar-in-Residence Award

November 4, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Kimberly Helmer in the Department of English is the recipient of the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence Award in the Center for Advancement in Teaching (CAT).

Professor Gulinello Receives the 2013 ASIS International Presidential Award of Merit

November 4, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Joseph J. Gulinello, Adjunct Professor of the Security, Fire and Emergency Management Department, received the 2013 ASIS International Presidential Award of Merit.