John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay Researchers Collaborated on Sex Trade Study Featured in the New York Times

March 13, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The New York Times recently published an article titled “In-Depth Report Details Economics of Sex Trade” about a new study on the underground commercial sex economy in U.S. cities. Meredith Dank, senior research associate at the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center and graduate of the John Jay/CUNY Graduate Center doctoral program in criminal justice, served […]

John Jay’s Latest Hero Alumnus

March 5, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York City Police Officer David Roussine, a John Jay alumnus, and his patrol partner saved the life of an unconscious 15-month-old girl on March 1. Roussine, who earned his bachelor’s degree in 2010 and a master’s degree in 2011, was on patrol in Manhattan’s Upper East Side with Officer Michael Konatsotis when they received […]

Symposium Examines Impact of Stop, Question & Frisk Strategy on Crime

March 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The New York City Police Department has received considerable To get the latest on a complicated issue, many of the nation’s leading crime researchers gathered February 18 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for the symposium “Does Stop, Question and Frisk Reduce Crime? Results from New Research.” Organized by Professor Karen Terry of John […]

Professor Jeffrey Kroessler Op-Eds on Landmark Preservation Published in New York Daily News & New York Observer

March 3, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Jeffrey Kroessler, head of circulation, reference and instruction for the Lloyd George Sealy Library at John Jay, published “The Historic Districts Council Says the City’s Historic Districts are Not to Blame for the Shortage of Affordable Housing,” in the New York Daily News and “Preservation Pays! REBNY’S Campaign Against Landmark Protection Is Misguided,” in […]

Professor Edward Paulino Interviewed on NPR on the Shared History and Music of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

February 28, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor Edward Paulino of the History Department discusses the cultural and  musical relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on NPR’s Alt.Latino. Listen to the NPR interview here. Professor Paulino teaches a wide-ranging number of writing intensive interdisciplinary courses. His research interests include: race; genocide; borders; nation-building; Latin America and the Caribbean; the African […]

Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky Quoted in Baltimore Sun on Consequences of Backlog in DNA Analysis

February 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky, chair of the Department of Sciences, was quoted in an article by Justin Fenton titled, “Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape,” in The Baltimore Sun. The article discusses the inefficacy of prosecuting rapists due to a backlog in DNA analysis. To read the article, click […]

John Jay Forensic Science Faculty Featured on Al Jazeera America “TechKnow”

February 21, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Faculty members in the Department of Sciences were interview by Al Jazeera America’s TechKnow for a program the will showcase John Jay’s forensic science program and their research on new technology that will enhance forensic investigations. The show highlights the work of John Jay faculty and their students. Professors Lawrence Kobilinsky, Nathan Lents, Nick Petraco, […]

Alumnus Richard Piszczatowski’s Path to Medical School: The Many Faces of a John Jay Science Degree

February 21, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  When Richard Piszczatowski (BS ’11) originally decided to attend John Jay, he had envisioned himself as a medical examiner, conducting autopsies and determining cause of death among many other responsibilities. However, after he volunteered at a local hospital, he realized that his true passion lay with the health and well-being of living patients. “I […]

Professor Preeti Chauhan Published in The New York Times’ “Room for Debate”

February 21, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Preeti Chauhan in the Department of Psychology had her opinion piece, “Systemic Changes Are Necessary,” published in The New York Times “Room for Debate” on February 19, 2014. In “Room for Debate,” The Times invites knowledgeable outside contributors to discuss news events and other timely issues. The issue currently under discussion is “Sentencing and the ‘Affluenza Factor?’ To […]

NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to Push for Expanded Legal Remedies for Exonerees

February 21, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, speaking at a program on “Life After Exoneration” sponsored by John Jay College’s Prisoner Reentry Institute, said he would propose legislation to make it easier for those who are wrongfully convicted of a crime, imprisoned and subsequently exonerated to pursue claims for damages against the state. Removing legal […]

John Jay President Jeremy Travis Announced His Support for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Initiative on College Education in State Prisons

February 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Statement by Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY President Jeremy Travis of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced his support for the initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo, released on February 16, to create a college education program in ten state prisons. “Governor Cuomo should be applauded for advancing […]

Professor Silvia Mazzula Receives Prestigious Grants to Diversify Academia

February 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Silvia Mazzula in the Department of Psychology, who is committed to increasing diversity in academia particularly for Latino women, is the recipient of prestigious grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology to further advance […]

Professor Martin Horn’s “Letter to the Editor”on the Mentally Ill Behind Bars Published in NY Times

February 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Distinguished Lecturer Martin F. Horn, a former New York City correction commissioner, opined in a February 15 letter to The New York Times on the challenges posed by mentally ill inmates in the prison system, and the opportunity offered by the Affordable Care Act to redress systemic failings. To read his letter, click here

Professor Lisandro Perez Quoted in Miami Herald Article on Cultural Aspects of Cuban-Americans.

February 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Lisandro Pérez and chair of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies was quoted in the Miami Herald article titled, “Tiger Mom Amy Chua Roars with New Controversial Book About ‘America’s Elite,’” by Glenn Garvin.  The article is a review of the contentious new book The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain […]

Professor David Brotherton Appointed as Distinguished CUNY Fellow

February 14, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

David Brotherton, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, received a position as a Distinguished CUNY Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate School and University Center. Brotherton’s appointment as a Fellow will begin in Spring 2015 and some of his activities will include working with doctoral students in a research seminar […]

Adjunct Professor Joseph Giacalone Cited in CNN.com Article on Heroin Death Investigations

February 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College adjunct professor Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD detective commander, told CNN.com recently that the police response to the drug-related death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is in some respects typical, with some such deaths consuming more police resources and yielding faster results than others. Within three days, police arrested four people in […]

Activist Performers “Pussy Riot” Bring Human Rights Campaign to John Jay

February 11, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Freed barely a month ago after spending two years in the Russian penal system, two of that country’s foremost political dissidents – Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova and Maria (Masha) Alyokhina of the punk ensemble Pussy Riot – brought their campaign for human rights and prison reform to John Jay College of Criminal Justice on February 6. […]

Professor Maria Hartwig’s Study on Lie Detection in the Financial Industry Featured in the Huffington Post

February 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

As study by Associate Professor Maria Hartwig of the Department of Psychology is cited in a Huffington Post article titled “Taming the Wolves of Wall Street.”  Professor Hartwig and her co-authors are working with the CFA Institute, a nonprofit organization of investment professionals, on developing a methodology to help those in the finance industry improve their ability […]

Distinguished Lecturer Tanya Coke, Expert in Public School Discipline Policies, Receives $550,000 Grant from Atlantic Philanthropies

January 28, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In September 2013, John Jay added to its roster of noted faculty scholars with the appointment of Distinguished Lecturer Tanya Coke in the Department of Public Management. Coke is a civil rights lawyer whose work has helped to spur a national movement to reduce school suspensions and transform public school disciplinary policies. She recently secured […]

Professor Barry Latzer’s Op-ed on the Inconsistent Relationship Between Economics and Crime Published in the Los Angeles Times

January 27, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Barry Latzer of the Department of Criminal Justice recently published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, “Do Hard Times Spark More Crime?,.” In the article, he explains that “U.S. history does not support economic explanations for the rise or fall of violent crime.” To read the article, click here. Latzer is also […]