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115-Member John Jay College Delegation to Take Part in American Society of Criminology Conference

November 9, 2011, New York, NY – Led by President Jeremy Travis, a delegation of 115 John Jay College of Criminal Justice faculty, staff, administrators and students from the undergraduate through doctoral levels will make an impact at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, to be held in Washington, DC, from November 15-19.

"This is most impressive," said President Travis. "John Jay will have quite a presence at the ASC, with presenters and panelists on every day of the conference and in every time slot. It's just another indication of how widely and forcefully our mission of educating for justice resonates."

John Jay representatives will participate in 101 presentations of various types, from panel discussions and roundtables to author-meets-critics sessions, noted Associate Provost and interim Dean for Research and Strategic Partnerships Karen Terry. The delegation includes members of ten academic departments: Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration; Criminal Justice; Sociology; Psychology; Anthropology; English; Public Management; Interdisciplinary Studies; Political Science, and the Lloyd Sealy Library.

In addition, representatives from the College's Prisoner Reentry Institute, Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center and Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics will be on hand, along with dozens of students from undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

A diverse array of topics will be explored by the John Jay representatives, including: domestic abuse and intimate partner violence; extremist groups; prisoner reentry; organized crime; juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice; police practices; gangs; post-traumatic stress; international crime and justice; victimization; substance abuse; serial offending; terrorism; Supreme Court decision-making; crimes involving undocumented migrant workers, and wrongful convictions and exonerations, among others.

John Jay will host a reception for ASC attendees on Thursday, November 17.

Established in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is an international leader in educating for justice. It offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In 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

The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members, including students, practitioners and academicians, pursue scholarly, scientific and professional knowledge concerning crime and delinquency. The Society's objectives are to encourage the exchange, in a multidisciplinary setting, of those engaged in research, teaching and practice so as to foster criminological scholarship and the dissemination of criminological knowledge. For more information, visit