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Record Number of John Jay Faculty to Present at the 2007 American Society of Criminology Conference in Atlanta

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New York, NY, November 1, 2007 –
John Jay College of Criminal Justice has a record number of scholars presenting research papers at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting being held in Atlanta, GA from November 14 – 17.

Ninety-four members of the John Jay community, which includes faculty members, graduate and doctoral students are participating in the panels and poster sessions related to the theme of this year’s ACS meeting, “Crime & Justice: In the Global and in the Local.”  The faculty presentations are on a wide variety of topics, including international criminal justice, right-wing extremism, terrorism, prisoner reentry, intimate-partner violence, crime statistics, hate crimes, serial rape and murder, race and crime, police use of force, leadership development and police training, among many others.

Among the John Jay presenters are Rosemary Barbaret, professor of sociology, who will discuss her paper “The Contribution of Interpol Crime Data to Cross-National Criminology”; Alex Piquero, professor of criminology, who will present on “Criminal Careers and Incapacitation”, and Mathew Johnson, professor of psychology, whose presentation is titled, “ Examining Expectations of Police Compliance with Miranda Protections: Ethnic Group Differences.”

The following is the complete listing of presenters from the John Jay faculty:

  • Distinguished Professors Todd R. Clear, James P. Lynch and Cathy Spatz Widom;
  • Anthropology professors Ric Curtis and Alex Piquero;
  • Government professor Desmond Arias; \
  • Psychology professors Matthew B. Johnson, Chitra Raghavan and Gabrielle Salfati;
  • Sociology professors Rosemary Barberet, David Brotherton, Joshua Freilich, Nicole Leeper-Piquero, Natalie Sokoloff, Maria Volpe and Susan Will;
  •  Law and Police Science Professors Serguei Cheloukhine, Lior Gideon, Maki Haberfeld, Delores Jones-Brown, Joseph King, Frank S. Pezzella, Stephen Rice, Karen Terry, Valerie West and Michael D. White;
  • Public Management Professor Richard Culp;
  • Professor Candace McCoy of  the John Jay/CUNY Graduate Center doctoral program in criminal justice;
  • John Jay Dean for Research James P. Levine;
  • John Jay President Travis.

 John Jay’s standing at the ASC has been cemented with the recent election of Distinguished Professor Todd Clear as president of the organization for the 2008-2009 term.  Professor Clear is also the recipient of 2007 Herbert Bloch Award, which recognizes outstanding service contributions to the ASC and the professional interests of criminology.  The previous year’s honoree was John Jay Professor Rosemary Barberet of the Sociology Department.

For the 2007 ASC Annual Meeting full program, please visit

About the American Society of Criminology: ACS is an international organization concerned with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency.  This includes the measurement and detection of crime, a review of legislation and the practice of law, as well as an examination of the law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nationsIn teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law.  For more information, visit