2019 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies
was awarded to Susannah Crowder
for her book
titled "Does video recording inhibit crime suspects? Evidence
from a fully randomized field experiment" was recently published
in the journal Law
and Human Behavior.
& July 23,
Workshop at the Center for
Career and Professional Development.
Resolution: Expanding New York State Courts'
Dispute Resolution Initiative
Denig, Special Counsel for Alternate Dispute Resolution Initiatives
for the New York State Office of Court Administration, will
provide a broad overview of where the project currently stands.
tickets for the
John Jay community.
tickets for the
John Jay community.
Institute Presents: Law School Prep Program
Join the Pre-Law Institute for a four-day course that will teach you
all you need to know to succeed in your first year of law school.
Taught by Charles Davidson, JD, Ph.D., the program is open to all
John Jay students and alumni.
Deadline to apply: July 23
New Student Convocation
is open to all new undergraduate students. This includes incoming
freshmen and transfer students.
J Journal, John Jay
College's award-winning literary magazine
Jay's Newest Alumni:
Class of 2019 Celebrates Commencement
and Fifth Hooding Ceremony
On May 29, the class of 2019 became the largest
graduating class in John Jay history and the newest members of our
65,000+ strong alumni network. Degrees awarded during the College's 54th
Commencement included 3,144 bachelor's degrees and 698 master's
degrees. Among the graduates were first-generation college students,
immigrants, veterans, student athletes, parents, caregivers, and the
first cohort of our Accelerate, Complete, Engage (ACE) Program. Read More
Proud ACE Alumna Gabyola Rojas '19 Graduates with Dual
Three and a Half Years
Juggling schoolwork, extracurricular activities,
family, and a social life can be difficult for most college students,
but with the help of the Accelerate, Complete, Engage (ACE) program,
students find the formula to success. Gabyola Rojas '19 credits the
dedicated one-on-one advisement from her ACE advisor as the key to
her academic achievements. In three and a half years, she graduated
with a 3.639 GPA and earned both a bachelor's degree in Criminal
Justice Management and a master's degree in Criminal Justice. Now
Rojas has her sights set on becoming a police officer with the New
York City Police Department. Read More
President Karol V. Mason
Moderates Central Park Five Panel
at The Innocence Network Conference
The Innocence Project's annual Innocence Network Conference, held on
April 12-13, over 950 attendees and 250 exonerated individuals joined
sessions, panels, and workshops meant to help those who have been
wrongfully convicted. The most highly anticipated panel was that of
the "Central Park Five" moderated by John Jay College's own
President Karol V. Mason. The five black and Latinx men, Antron
McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey
Wise, were between the ages of 14 and 16 years old when they were
wrongfully accused and convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's
Central Park in 1989. Read More
Karamo Brown Gives
John Jay Students His Best Life Advice
keynote speaker for Commencement 2019 was none other than Netflix's Queer Eye
"Culture Expert" Karamo Brown, a three-time Emmy award
winner, a counselor, a psychotherapist, and an advocate for LGBTQ
youth. Brown not only admires the spirit of John Jay's students, but
he's also immensely proud of the College's goal to increase social
mobility for underrepresented populations. We had the opportunity to
sit down with Brown to learn more about his life and his best advice
for John Jay students. Read More
Celebrating Our Second NYPD
Executive Master's Program
in Criminal Justice Graduation
John Jay's Executive Master's Program is, as NYPD
First Deputy Police Commissioner Benjamin B. Tucker says, "a
perfect example of what happens when you have great synergy."
This program, a partnership with John Jay and the New York City
Police Department, was created to educate officers to meet the
current and future challenges of policing in their communities. And,
on May 30, the College held its second graduation of the NYPD/John
Jay Executive Leadership Master's Degree Program in Criminal Justice.
The Prisoner Reentry Institute Celebrates
its First Navigator Certificate Graduation
John Jay's Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) is
known for building positive pathways for individuals impacted by the
criminal justice system. And, on June 4, PRI and John Jay celebrated
another successful milestone, the inaugural graduation ceremony for the
Navigator Certificate in Human Services and Community Justice. This
graduation is the culmination of a 16-week, college-level program
that integrates the theory and ethics of human services with
essential professional skills. Read More
Assistant Professor Michael
Yarbrough Wins Law and Society Association Article Prize for
The dynamics of different relationships has always
fascinated John Jay Assistant Professor Michael Yarbrough: which
relationships are publicly valued, which ones are not, how people
define families, the interplay of power within relationships, and how
laws and societal norms affect relationships. And, it was this
fascination that led to his recent Law and Society Association
Article Prize. Read More
Professor Evan Mandery Wins
Award for Web Series Artificial
It may not seem like there is an intrinsic
connection between artificial intelligence and justice issues, but
for Professor Evan Mandery the connection has opened up a world of
creativity, interactions, and thoughts. His 19 years of teaching
criminal justice at John Jay helped inform the creation of his hit
web series Artificial,
which recently won the Peabody Futures of Media Award. Read More
Ismail (B.A. '19) has been admitted into
the master's degree program of International Public Management at
Sciences Po, an international research university in Paris.
Carney (M.A. '15) is the first female
K-9 handler in the history of the Branford, Connecticut Police
Department. She and her K-9, Arrow, graduated from the 201st Patrol
Class June 2019.
J. Varley (M.A. '12) has started her own
full-time private practice in Long Island City where she counsels
adults who have anxiety disorders, trauma, codependency and addiction
Hankins (B.A. '12) is a senior
investigator at Brooklyn Defender Services and opened his own private
Noonan (B.S. '10) has been named a staff
attorney in the Mental Health Law Project of Nassau Suffolk Law
Schaaf (B.A. '09), a former NYPD
officer, was recently sworn into the Port Washington Police
Department in Long Island, New York.
Kelly (M.A. '05) has joined the team at
Shearman & Sterling LLP as a Professional Development Manager.
Aponte-Mathews (B.A. '95) has been appointed
Principal of Dawes Elementary School in Evanston, Illinois.
Malcan (M.A. '76) is currently serving
as the President of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Center for
R. Jiggetts has recently passed away. He
was a valued member of the John Jay community since 1986, and he will
be missed by his family, coworkers, and friends.
Joseph Goldrick has passed away
at the age of 93. The John Jay alumnus lived a life of service. He
was a World War II veteran, former NYPD officer, Sheriff of Rockland
County and the Commissioner of Corrections for New York State under
Governor Mario Cuomo and Governor George Pataki. He will be deeply
missed by all who knew him.