More than 1,800 freshmen, a 6% increase from 2011, have joined the dynamic student body at John Jay College of Criminal Justice this fall. Although the overwhelming majority of the Class of 2016 hails from New York City or State, there is representation from throughout the tri-state area, as well as a dozen other states from coast to coast.
The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and the Mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative, today announced the expansion of the New York City Justice Corps reentry initiative to serve 300 young adults annually in the South Bronx, Jamaica, East New York and Harlem.
Professor Joshua Freilich of the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay College was quoted in article titled “Trying to Identify the Next Far-Right Extremist Before He Shoots” that recently appeared in The Daily Beast. Writing about the rise of violent crimes committed by individuals affiliated with far-right groups, the reporter interviewed Professor Freilich about National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism’s (START) report on domestic far-right groups. The report used data from Professor Freilich’s study on far-right homicides.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Maud Booth Correctional Services Award presented by the Volunteers of America, philanthropic human services organization.
An article in open source journal PLoS ONE, titled “Detecting the Immune System Response of a 500 Year-old Inca Mummy”, reports the first-ever use of proteomics to detect immune system response from a frozen Inca mummy. Co-authored by Assistant Professor Angelique Corthals of the Department of Sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the study found that the Incan mummy suffered from a bacterial lung infection at the time of its death.
The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report titled Homicide by Neighborhood: Mapping New York City’s Violent Crime Drop.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has appointed Rosemarie Maldonado, Assistant Vice President and Counsel at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, to the New York City Panel for Educational Policy.
The National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC), a project of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to enhance and sustain two highly successful crime-reduction strategies.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice will host the Tenth Biennial International Conference, “ Global Perspectives on Justice and Security and Human Rights,” in New York City from June 6– 9, 2012. Prominent scholars, government officials, practitioners and justice advocates from 25 countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, India, Japan, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, Ukraine and the United States will join John Jay College faculty and students to present and discuss the latest research on various criminal justice and human rights-related topics.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice honored Ted Ullyot, Vice President and General Counsel of Facebook, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at a gala celebration to launch Campaign for the Future of Justice – a capital campaign to raise $50 million by 2014, the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the College. During the festive event on May 8, the College unveiled the Lynn and Jules Kroll Atrium in the spectacular new campus building on 524 West 59th Street, NYC, and announced a $5 million gift from an anonymous alumnus.
J Journal: New Writing on Justice, the literary journal of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has won a 2013 Pushcart Prize for Fiction for “The Fall of Punicea” by Paul Stapleton, a short story published in the journal’s Spring 2011 issue. With this recognition, in addition to the two Special Mentions in the 2011 Pushcart Anthology, the well-regarded journal joins the ranks of the best literary journals in the United States.
The National Network for Safe Communities, a project of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, has been given an enthusiastic endorsement for its approaches to addressing serious violent crime and overt drug markets by the Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review, the gold standard in evaluating social science interventions.
Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice Jock Young, a leader in the Critical Criminology movement, has been named winner of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the British Society of Criminology (BSC). The award celebrates outstanding contributions made to the discipline by members of the BSC.
President Jeremy Travis has been named as chair of a panel convened by the National Academies studying the causes and consequences of the country’s high incarceration rates. This panel is an initiative of The Committee on Law and Justice. In addition to Jeremy Travis, the Committee is composed of 18 experts from wide-ranging backgrounds and fields.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the creation of the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative with a historic and generous $422,143 grant from the Pinkerton Foundation. The Initiative will contribute to the development of youth justice in New York City by engaging the efforts of talented John Jay students who, as Pinkerton Fellows, will assume positions of responsibility in the youth service field while supporting the mission of participating nonprofit community-based organizations.
Jeffery Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will be a speaker at the Second National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention held in Washington, DC on April 2-3, 2012.
New York City Commissioner of Correction Dora Schriro will be the keynote speaker at the Issues of Immigration in Criminal Justice conference, sponsored by the Center on Race, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in room 630, 899 Tenth Avenue, New York City. Leading scholars, public policy and criminal justice practitioners, community advocates and journalists will discuss new and ongoing research on the criminalization of immigrants in justice policy and practice.
A violence-reduction strategy developed by Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice will be the centerpiece of a comprehensive $2-million anti-violence initiative recently announced by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Trevor Aaronson of Mother Jones magazine are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2012 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards.
Multiple sclerosis, long viewed as an autoimmune disease, may in fact be a metabolic disorder, according to Assistant Professor Angelique Corthals of the Department of Sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, whose findings appear in the December 2011 issue of the Quarterly Review of Biology.