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  • Announcing the American Justice Summit 2016

    December 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Tina Brown Live Media, in association with John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Ford Foundation today announced the second annual American Justice Summit. The Summit will feature panels, conversations and performances that explore the urgent need for American justice and prison system reform. Gun control and gun culture, juvenile incarceration, immigrant detention, and […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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