February 2018 



The Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay College
of Criminal Justice released a report
 on February 1 that documents striking changes in misdemeanor arrest patterns in New York City over a period of
24 years.

Professor Adam Berlin authored a new book of poetry titled The Standing Eight (Finishing Line Press).

Associate Professor Gloria Browne-Marshallled a discussion on February 8 at the UN screening of documentary film "Familiar Faces, Unexpected Places -
A Global African Diaspora."

Professor Elizabeth Jeglic and Associate Professor Cynthia Calkins have authored Protecting Your Child from Sexual Abuse: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Kids Safe (Skyhorse Press).

Assistant Professor Verónica Michel authored 

Prosecutorial Accountability and Victims' Rights in
Latin America

(Cambridge University Press), which explores how the right to private prosecution has helped victims in Latin America when the state fails to investigate and prosecute crime.  

Professor Chuck Nemeth has published the first edition of Private Security:
An Introduction to Principles and Practice (CRC Press).

Professor Susan Opotow was honored with the
 AIANY Urban Design Merit award for "Justice in Design", an innovative report that explores how design can help make a more just New York City.

Professor Lisandro Pérez was invited to participate in the "Último Jueves" panel on Thursday, January 25, in Havana, Cuba. "Último Jueves"  is a monthly event to discuss issues relevant to an understanding of contemporary Cuban society.






February 23, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New Building

Law Day at John Jay - A free interactive, engaging and intensive day of informational workshops and mentoring opportunities for John Jay pre-law students and alumni. 

February 23, 2018 

9:00 AM

Haaren Hall

Malcolm/King Scholarship Breakfast  

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff,  

Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity



February 26, 2018
1:40 PM
L61 NB 

Celebrating and Deepening John Jay's Status as an HSI:President Karol Mason is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 series of speakers, seminars and conversations to embrace, explore, and promote our identity as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).


February 28, 2018 

5:30 PM

Room 2.61, NB

Book Release -  

Philip T. Yanos discusses Written Off, his new book on mental health stigma.

February 28, 2018 

5:00 PM 

L63 NB 

Title IX on the Line: Can a Policy Protect Both Students and the College? - An in-depth exploration of the  controversial Title IX policy issue. This event is part of the Sexual Justice Now! Spring 2018 Series.


February 28, 2018 

5:30 PM 

Shiva Gallery NB

Violated Bodies: New Languages for Justice and Humanity, curated by Deborah Saleeby-Mulligan and Kyunghee Pyun - This art exhibit opening reception is part of the Sexual Justice Now! Spring 2018 Series.


March 1, 2018 

1:40 PM 

L61 NB 

Emerging Leader of Justice: In Celebration of Women's History Month & Suffrage - A discussion with NYS Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages.



For a complete listing of events, click here to visit the calendar 

The John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America Convened for the 13th Year

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 Dinner, where Bill Moyers was honored as the fifth recipient of the annual Justice Media Trailblazer Award. The award is given annually by John Jay College and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media who have advanced national understanding on the 21st-century challenges of criminal justice. Read more    



New York State Slavery Records Index Launched by John Jay College

John Jay College of Criminal Justice launched 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 the State of New York. Read more   



John Jay Celebrates African American Heritage for Black History Month

This February is Black History Month and with events scheduled throughout the month, the College proudly celebrates Black identity and African American history. Read more 



John Jay Students Were Hard
at Work During Winter Session

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. Read more 




After the Military, Graduate Student
Kyle Grant is Preparing for a Career
in Emergency Management

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 Community 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 now pursuing a dual-degree in Public Policy and Protection Management, with a specialty in Emergency Management. Read more    



J Journal Celebrates 10 Years of Publishing New Writing on Justice

TThis 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. The journal's editors,
Jeffrey Heiman and Adam Berlin, are pictured above. Read more  



 Professor Philip Yanos
Investigates Mental Health Stigma
in Comprehensive New Book

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, and his new book Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential, published this January by Cambridge University Press, does just that. "I was interested in looking at what was holding people back outside of themselves and inside of themselves," Yanos said. "I found that it was stigma." Read more 



 Professor Jodie Roure is
Recognized by Congress for
Puerto Rico Relief Effort

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 scale of devastation that quickly followed. Read more 



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