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  • STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS LAUNCH SEMESTER-LONG SERIES EXPLORING SEXUAL VIOLENCE

    March 19, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Bettina Muenster, who has organized semester-long initiatives since 2010 on topics as varied as gun control to the ethics of torture, is dedicated to creating student leadership opportunities outside of the classroom. This spring, Muenster recruited passionate students to help plan the Sexual Justice Now! series, an initiative designed to explore sexual crimes and how […]

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  • PROFESSORS MARAS AND WANDT DELIVER CYBERSECURITY TRAININGS TO FBI AGENTS AND STAFF

    March 19, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      John Jay faculty members Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management and Adam Scott Wandt of the Department of Public Management recently delivered a series of trainings to FBI agents and staff on important topics in cybersecurity. The trainings took place this semester at the New York Field Office of […]

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  • AFTER THREE YEARS ON CAMPUS, STUDENT DEANDRA SIMON (’19) IS READY FOR LAW SCHOOL

    March 19, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      There’s no denying that Deandra Simon, a junior who plans to pursue a career in law, is a total go-getter. When she’s not working on issues that affect incarcerated youth as a Pinkerton Fellow, she’s organizing campus-wide events through her role as Secretary of the Haitian American Student Association (HASA) at John Jay. This April, Simon […]

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  • OVER 20 YEARS LATER, DENNIS PIEDRA RETURNS TO JOHN JAY TO LAUNCH HIS ‘SECOND CAREER’

    March 5, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      When Dennis Piedra graduated from John Jay with a BS in criminal justice in 1992, he didn’t know that he would return more than two decades later to pursue his master’s degree in Emergency Management, a field that he would realize was not just a career, but a calling. For the past 22 years, […]

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  • CELEBRATING BLACK FACULTY MEMBERS AND THEIR SCHOLARSHIP AT JOHN JAY

    March 5, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      John Jay College’s status as a federally-designated Minority Serving Institution (MSI) places us alongside Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in our commitment to providing life-changing educational opportunities for students of color. In honor of Black History Month and throughout the year, we recognize the role of Black and African American faculty in advancing […]

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  • THE JOHN JAY/HARRY FRANK GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM ON CRIME IN AMERICA CONVENED FOR THE 13TH YEAR

    February 21, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      On February 15 and 16, John Jay College hosted the 13th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America. The annual conference brings together researchers and policymakers with journalists and reporters to deepen public understanding on today’s most relevant crime issues. The first day of the symposium ended with the annual Trailblazer Award […]

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  • FROM THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM TO JOHN JAY, ALUMNUS HERNAN CARVENTE’S IMPACT IS FAR-REACHING

    February 20, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Long before graduating in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Hernan Carvente knew he wanted to dedicate his life to helping young people in prison. He was incarcerated at Brookwood Secure Center, a youth detention facility, when he was accepted to John Jay. “I wrote a letter to a friend saying I […]

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  • JOHN JAY’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND FORENSIC SCIENCE PROGRAMS ARE RANKED TOP IN THE COUNTRY

    February 14, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      January 2018 – According to CollegeChoice.Net, John Jay College is ranked #1 in best undergraduate degree in criminal justice in the country. Out of 35 public and private institutions, John Jay emerged as the leader in criminology education, making it one of the “absolute best” places for students to pursue a Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science […]

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  • AFTER THE MILITARY, GRADUATE STUDENT KYLE GRANT IS PREPARING FOR A CAREER IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

    February 14, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      When Kyle Grant retired from the military in 2014, he was more motivated than ever to complete his education. He immediately started taking classes at Kingsborough College, where he completed his associate degree, and then transferred to John Jay for his bachelor’s in Security Management. After earning his BS in the spring, he is […]

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  • J JOURNAL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF PUBLISHING NEW WRITING ON JUSTICE

    February 14, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      This year, John Jay College’s nationally recognized literary magazine, J Journal, is celebrating its tenth year anniversary. In January, the twentieth issue of J Journal was released, marking a proud legacy of the College’s history in publishing justice-related literature. Founded by professors Adam Berlin and Jeffrey Heiman, the journal began during Jeremy Travis’ term as […]

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