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John Jay in the Media is an e-publication of the Office of Marketing and Communications that informs the campus community about the impressive coverage that our faculty, staff, students and alumni frequently receive in the media. The newsletter includes links to highlights of John Jay College's media coverage.

 

 

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Spectrum News NY1 • December 9, 2020

Inside City Hall Part 1

Associate Professor of Political Science Susan Kang discussed NYC City Council’s  lawsuit to delay the start of ranked choice voting.

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Spectrum News NY1 • December 9, 2020

Inside City Hall Part 2

Associate Professor of Political Science Susan Kang discussed the new candidates for NYC Mayor and local control over commercial projects.

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History • December 15, 2020

Lost Speedways

Associate Professor of Forensics Nicholas Petraco tested the authenticity of an American flag that was purported to be the missing flag raised above the rubble at Ground Zero.

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The New York Times • November 30, 2020

No, it isn't unusual that Kamala Harris is still in the Senate.

Associate Professor of Public Policy Heath Brown used current President-elect Joe Biden's resignation from the Senate—five days before the inauguration in January 2009—as evidence there is nothing unusual about Kamala Harris staying in her position a month after the election.

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University of Houston Law Center • December 1, 2020

Prospective law students gather for encouragement and opportunity at annual Diversity Pre-Law Symposium

John Jay College was one of the many sponsors of the 2020 Diversity Pre-Law Symposium & Law School virtual Admissions Fair at the University of Houston Law Center.

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The 74 • December 1, 2020

Resh & Brown: With Morale at the Department of Education at a Dismal Low, the New Administration Faces a Daunting Task

Associate Professor of Public Policy Heath Brown co-wrote an article on how low morale at numerous federal agencies—particularly at the Department of Education—poses a major problem for the incoming Biden administration.

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OUT Online • December 1, 2020

Politician Elisa Crespo Says Her Past Helps Her Connect to Voters

John Jay College alumna Elisa Crespo is running for City Council. If she wins, she will be the first out transgender woman of color on the council.

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The Baltimore Sun Online • December 1, 2020

An oft-tried plan to curb violent crime in Baltimore resurfaces. City leaders say better leadership will bring better results.

The Group Violence Reduction Strategy, created by David Kennedy, the Director of the National Network for Safe Communities, will be re-implemented in Baltimore to help curb gun violence. Professor Peter Moskos, Chair of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration and former Baltimore police officer, commented on the program and its new program director.

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The Wall Street Journal • December 2, 2020

New York City Police Solve Fewer Crimes in Pandemic

Joseph Pollini, a former NYPD lieutenant commander and adjunct lecturer at John Jay, discussed the negative impact of the NYPD's low clearance rate.

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Bearing Arms • December 2, 2020

Focus On The Criminals

Director of the National Network for Safe Communities David Kennedy and his book "Don't Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America" was cited in an article about Baltimore revisiting his focused deterrence program as the city experiences soaring gun violence in 2020.

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El Diario Nueva York Online • December 2, 2020

De la prostitución a la política: latina quiere ser la primera concejal transgénero de Nueva York

John Jay College alumna Elisa Crespo is running for City Council. If she wins, she will be the first out transgender woman of color on the council.

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Queens Chronicle - Central Edition - Online • December 3, 2020

Benjamin touts her experience for 31st

John Jay alumna Latoya Benjamin is running to become a New York City Council member representing the 31st District.

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Newswise • December 3, 2020

Eleven Psychological Scientists Receive APS's 2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards Association's Highest Honors Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Science

Psychology Professor Saul M. Kassin received the 2021 lifetime achievement award from the Association for Psychological Science for his work on criminal confessions.

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El Diario Nueva York Online • December 3, 2020

El mejor regalo para las fiestas de este año es "mantenerse alejado"

George Contreras, a 30-year veteran of EMS and Adjunct Associate Professor, wrote an op-ed advising against large holiday gatherings amidst the surge in COVID-19 cases.

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GothamGazette.com • December 4, 2020

Manhattan District Attorney Candidates Pitch Plans and Pasts to West Side Democratic Clubs

Lucy Lang, the former Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, participated in a forum with eight other candidates running in the 2021 Democratic primary for Manhattan District Attorney.

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GothamGazette.com • December 4, 2020

New Scholarship Helps Bridge Gap for Military Veterans Studying at CUNY John Jay

The newly created Beshar Scholars Military Service Award for John Jay student veterans and military members and three award recipients were featured in this article. Peter Beshar, who created the award with his wife Sarah Beshar and serves as a Trustee and Chair of the Veterans Committee at John Jay, was quoted.

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National Geographic Magazine Online • December 4, 2020

Bats, museums, and viruses collide in this scientific love story

Associate Professor Dr. Angelique Corthals, a forensic anthropologist, her spouse Liliana Dávalos and their collaborators were awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to unravel mysteries of how differences in bat and human bodies shape our responses to viruses such as COVID-19.

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La Voce di New York • December 5, 2020

Donald Trump and Pardons: Is Clemency for Sale In America?

Adjunct Assistant Professor and former NYC Department of Correction Assistant Deputy Warden Marc Bullaro wrote an article about President Donald Trump granting pardons to others, to his family, and even to himself, possibly through Vice President Mike Pence.

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New York Post Online • December 5, 2020

Soaring car theft in NYC sees return of The Club

Former NYPD Sergeant and Adjunct Professor Joe Giacalone explained why bail reform and the pandemic have exacerbated urban auto theft.

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El Diario Nueva York Online • December 7, 2020

La 'pandemia' de las balaceras detonó en la Gran Manzana el año más violento en 5 años

John Jay College alumna Elisa Crespo is running for City Council. If she wins, she will be the first out transgender woman of color on the council.

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Rolling Stone Online • December 7, 2020

NYPD Cops Cash In on Sex Trade Arrests With Little Evidence, While Black and Brown New Yorkers Pay the Price

Meredith Dank, a research professor at John Jay who studies sex trafficking and sex work, explained the key client demographic for sex workers. Adjunct Psychology Professor Anila Duro commented on the current investment into anti-sex trafficking units.

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TimesCommunity.com • December 8, 2020

Kara Pitek announces bid for state House

John Jay alumna Kara Pitek is seeking the Democratic nomination for House District 31 in Virginia's House of Delegates.

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LossPrevention Online • December 8, 2020

5 Steps to Training LP Practitioners to Be Better Shoplifting Observers

Associate Professor Lauren Shapiro from John Jay's Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management wrote about how security personnel can become better at monitoring and stopping shoplifting in their businesses.

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The City • December 9, 2020

Many New York Judges Spend Their Way Toward Seats on the Bench. And It's Perfectly Legal

Former Brooklyn Assemblymember and professor of public management Dan Feldman discussed his attempt to win the nomination to the Brooklyn Supreme Court bench and what it takes to get there.

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South Florida Sun Sentinel Online • December 9, 2020

COVID-19 data whistleblower could face up to 5 years in prison if charged with cybercrime

Former NYPD Sergeant and Adjunct Professor Joe Giacalone commented on whether the Florida police were justified in raiding the home of a COVID-19 whistleblower suspected of accessing a Florida emergency messaging system without permission.

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The Patriot-News Online/PennLive.com • December 9, 2020

Harrisburg-based program contributes to initiative looking for 'effective alternatives to locking kids up'

2014 research from John Jay College was cited in an article about the positive effects youth advocate programs have on keeping participants out of the criminal justice system.

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Lifewire • December 10, 2020

PS5 Thefts Go 'Grand Theft Auto'

Associate Professor Lauren Shapiro from John Jay's Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management explained how organized retail criminals operate. Professor Robert McCrie talked about ways companies try to protect their inventory.

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New York Post Online • December 10, 2020

Florida deputies beg suspect not to grab gun before he is shot dead

Adjunct Lecturer, former prosecutor and NYPD officer Eugene O'Donnell commented on the video of Florida deputies fatally shooting an armed suspect.

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WNBC-TV Online • December 11, 2020

Local Santa Claus Continues Jolly Line of Work Despite Ongoing Pandemic

John Jay graduate student Rannie Battle, Jr., discussed how COVID-19 social distancing measures affected his ability to portray Santa for children and families.

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The Oregonian Online • December 11, 2020

Red house blockade in Portland a 'combustible' situation that requires intense negotiation before police action, experts say

Adjunct Lecturer, former prosecutor and NYPD officer Eugene O'Donnell commented on the violent confrontations between police and some demonstrators in Portland.

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The Florida Times-Union • December 12, 2020

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DCPS police lambasted by grand jury report; Duval the only district in state to be singled out

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Assistant Professor of Public Management Henry Smart III commented on a new statewide grand jury report lambasting the Duval County School Police Department for underreporting incident and crime numbers to make a better impression.

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The New York Times • December 12, 2020

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Yang Takes Steps Toward Run for Mayor of New York City

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Associate Professor of Political Science Susan Kang discussed Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang's universal basic income mandate as reports emerge that he may run for Mayor of New York City.

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Sun - The Sun Online • December 12, 2020

Sexual battery meaning - definition of term as FKA Twigs sues ex Shia LaBeouf

Professor of Psychology, clinical psychologist and sexual violence prevention researcher Elizabeth L. Jeglic defined the term “sexual battery.”

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New York Post Online • December 12, 2020

Even drug users, accused murderers are giving advice to combat NYC's lawlessness

Adjunct Lecturer, former prosecutor and NYPD officer Eugene O'Donnell explained the factors that exacerbate the rise in drug abuse in New York City currently.

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New York Post Online • December 12, 2020

NYC has freed thousands of gun suspects this year as shootings soar: NYPD

Former NYPD Sergeant and Adjunct Professor Joe Giacalone commented on the rise in shootings and on bail reform in New York City.

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The Madison Times Online • December 13, 2020

"Electoral College Drama Ahead – Pence Must Announce Biden Wins"

Professor of Constitutional Law and civil rights attorney Gloria Browne-Marshall wrote an article explaining why Vice President Mike Pence must proclaim Joe Biden the next President of the United States.

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Healthcare Business Today • December 13, 2020

Even though President-elect Biden finally has the green light, the most effective tool to combat COVID-19 is in OUR hands

George Contreras, a 30-year veteran of EMS and John Jay Professor, wrote an op-ed on the exploding number of coronavirus cases as President-elect Joe Biden builds a COVID-19 taskforce and vaccines are authorized for emergency use.

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New York Daily News Online • December 13, 2020

Donors and determination help to educate and heal the needy children in tiny Lascahobas, Haiti

Provost Emeritus Basil Wilson was a speaker in a virtual presentation on the achievements and legacy of former Jamaica Prime Minister Michael Manley.

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ABC News Online • December 13, 2020

Why carjackings have skyrocketed in parts of the country during the pandemic

Assistant Professor Christopher Herrmann discussed auto theft during the pandemic and reports of a carjacking surge from metropolitan areas around the country.

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Asheville Citizen-Times • December 14, 2020

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Should Asheville Fraternal Order of Police president resign?

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Academic Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld called for the local Fraternal Order of Police president to resign after his conviction on three misdemeanors, including assault on a female.

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Houston Chronicle • December 14, 2020

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Legislators call for 'duty to intervene' law; Representatives say AG opinion shows need for a bill to hold officers more accountable

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Former NYPD Sergeant and Adjunct Professor Joe Giacalone commented on the George Floyd Act, a Texas state reform that would set into law an officer's duty to intervene in the event another officer steps out of line.

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Thacker Mountain • December 14, 2020

She Would Be King - a knockout debut by Wayétu Moore

Adjunct Professor and author Wayetu Moore “She Would Be King” was on The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour to discuss her debut novel "She Would Be King," a retelling of the story of the formation of the country of Liberia.

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La Voce di New York • December 14, 2020

Trump and Capital Punishment: Legitimate Timing or Self-Serving Political Theater?

Adjunct Assistant Professor and former NYC Department of Correction Assistant Deputy Warden Marc Bullaro wrote an article about the resumption of federal executions under Trump in July of this year, after a 17-year hiatus and alongside the presidential election.

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New York Post Online • December 14, 2020

St. John the Divine Cathedral shooter ID'd, had attempted murder charge

Adjunct Lecturer, former prosecutor and NYPD officer Eugene O'Donnell commented on the police fatal shooting Luis Vasquez, the gunman who opened fire on the steps of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine at the end of a Christmas carols performance.

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WBOC-TV Online • December 15, 2020

Dr. Jane Katz is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Dr. Jane Katz was recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Distinguished Professor in the field of Health and Physical Education for her remarkable contributions and professional excellence as a Professor Emeritus with John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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City & State New York Online • December 15, 2020

NYC jail inmates lack health care after release

Jeffrey Coots, director of the From Punishment to Public Health initiative at John Jay, discussed the disparity in discharge services between inmates with mental illnesses and inmates with physical illnesses in New York City.

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CNN International Online • December 15, 2020

Socially distanced Santa is the best thing to happen to Christmas

Professor of Psychology, clinical psychologist and sexual violence prevention researcher Elizabeth L. Jeglic underscored the importance of child bodily autonomy as kids have virtual or social distanced Santa visits due to COVID-19.

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