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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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  • John Jay Celebrates African American Heritage for Black History Month

    February 14, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      This February is Black History Month and with events scheduled throughout the month, the College proudly celebrates Black identity and African American history. On February 2nd, the SEEK Department hosted a lecture with guest speaker Kenneth B. Morris Jr., who is a descendant of Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass and is the president of the nonprofit […]

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  • New Analysis: Focused Deterrence Strategies Save Lives

    February 13, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Uncategorized

      Last week, an important new meta-analysis of 24 focused deterrence implementations—in particular, the National Network’s Group Violence Intervention and Drug Market Intervention—was published in Criminology & Public Policy. The systematic review, led by Professors Weisburd, Braga, and Turchan, found that focused deterrence strategies “generate noteworthy crime reduction impacts and should be part of a broader portfolio of crime reduction […]

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  • JOHN JAY STUDENTS WERE HARD AT WORK DURING WINTER SESSION

    February 6, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    At a time when most were taking part in holiday festivities, a group of dedicated John Jay students were hitting the books over Winter Session. This year, 1,900 students were enrolled in a wide variety of courses, marking a 5% increase since last year.   Dalyz Aguilar, a senior majoring in English, enjoyed reading the […]

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  • JOHN JAY COLLEGE REPORT IDENTIFIES PATTERNS IN MISDEMEANOR ARREST CHARGES IN NEW YORK CITY

    February 6, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      February 1, 2018, New York, NY – The Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today released a report that documents striking changes in misdemeanor arrest patterns in New York City over a period of 24 years. The study, Trends in Arrests for Misdemeanor Charges in New York City, 1993-2016, offers an […]

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  • NEW YORK STATE SLAVERY RECORDS INDEX LAUNCHED BY JOHN JAY COLLEGE

    February 6, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      New York, NY, January 31, 2018 – John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announces the first New York Slavery Records Index, a publicly searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and their owners, beginning as early as 1525 and ending during the Civil War. The index will help to deepen the understanding of slavery in […]

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  • ALUMNA AND SEEK SCHOLAR MELISSA KONG IS PURSUING HER CAREER DREAMS

    February 6, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      This past spring, Melissa Kong celebrated her graduation from Hunter College with a master’s degree in mental health counseling. She has come a long way since first starting her career at John Jay as part of the Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge program (SEEK), an initiative that provides additional support for low-income and first generation […]

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  • PROFESSOR JODIE ROURE IS RECOGNIZED BY CONGRESS FOR PUERTO RICO RELIEF EFFORT

    January 29, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, Professor Jodie Roure, who teaches Latin American Studies at John Jay and is an ACLU fellow in Puerto Rico, was on the island with her two children. Roure, who has done extensive human rights and domestic violence prevention work throughout the Americas, remembers firsthand the […]

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  • PROFESSOR PHILIP YANOS INVESTIGATES MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA IN COMPREHENSIVE NEW BOOK

    January 29, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Since childhood, Professor Philip Yanos has been interested in mental health. He grew up on Wards Island, where his father worked as a psychiatrist at what was then one of the largest mental institutions in the country. As an academic, he wanted to examine more closely the issues that people with mental illness face, […]

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  • THE MIAMI HERALD AND THE CHICAGO READER WIN 2018 JOHN JAY COLLEGE/HARRY FRANK GUGGENHEIM EXCELLENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTING AWARDS

    January 29, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      New York, NY, January 23, 2018 – Karol V. Mason, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Spencer Woodman of The Chicago Reader and The Investigative Fund, and the investigative team of Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burch of The Miami Herald are the winners of the 13th annual John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2018 Awards for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting. […]

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