BULLYING… DNA… TERROR… INTERROGATIONS… WAR… AND BORDER PATROL…

In today's time of fast-paced technology, the field of criminal justice is rapidly expanding. As we contend with the contemporary challenges of living in an internet world and explore ancient mysteries with new technology, we are constantly discovering new areas of study. Missing out on out up-to-the-minute developments can mean getting lost. John Jay is leading the charge into new frontiers, as home to top faculty and host to nationally recognized experts. You will want to be on hand as experts at John Jay College of Criminal Justice reveal pioneering research in topics from false confessions to home-grown terrorism during this special, year-long symposium series.

Inaugurated last spring, the symposium series is an opportunity to be exposed to ground-breaking research often presented for the first time. You will have on-the-spot access to experts and experienced practitioners from numerous justice professions, and enjoy frank, free-wheeling discussion on topics that are as urgent as they are exciting. As a global leader in educating for justice, John Jay attracts scholars from the world's most prestigious centers of learning. They come here not only to conduct their research at an institution that supports their vital work, but to ensure that practitioners have cutting edge information at their fingertips.

The series kicks off on October 11th with the event "Bully," a screening of the Harvey Weinstein film followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include clinical psychologist Dr. Joel Haber, David Kazansky, Director of School Safety, United Federation of Teachers, and David Szuchman, Director, Cybercrime Division, Manhattan District Attorney's Office. On November 9th, Professor Janice Johnson Dias brings a fresh perspective to the obesity epidemic with "Social Justice, Environmental Justice, or Food Justice: Obesity in Children." We dig up the past on December 6th with Professor Angelique Corthals to explore "DNA and Mummies." Threats are brought into focus on February 28 with Professor Joshua Freilich's presentation on "Terrorism and Ideological Offending in the United States." Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin will then lead us through an in depth look into "False Confessions" on March 28. On April 25th, Senior Research Fellow and Presidential Scholar Scott Atran explains counterterrorism efforts in his remarks on "Religion and War." The series concludes with Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary on International Affairs in DHS, Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection presenting on “Borders, Law Enforcement and the Underworld of Globalization.”

 

OCTOBER 11th, 2012 from 5–8 PM
BULLY
Screening of the Harvey Weinstein film

Moderated by: Karen Friedman-Agnifilo, Chief of the Trial Division Bureau, New York Manhattan District Attorney's Office
WITH PANELISTS: Dr. Joel Haber, Clinical Psychologist and Anti-bullying Expert
David Kazansky, Director of School Safety and Victim Support, United Federation of Teachers
David Szuchman, Director, Cybercrime Division, Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Co-sponsored by Harvey Weinstein Company, UFT and the Manhattan DA's Office

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NOVEMBER 9th, 2012 from 5–7 PM
SOCIAL JUSTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, OR FOOD JUSTICE: OBESITY IN CHILDREN

Janice Johnson Dias
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Moderated by: Dr. Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Professor, Columbia University and Research Associate at New York Obesity Research Center, St. Luke’s

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DECEMBER 6, 2012 from 5–7 PM
DNA AND MUMMIES

Angelique Corthals
Assistant Professor, Department of Science

Moderated by: Dr. Phyllis Della-Latta, Professor of Clinical Pathology at Columbia University

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FEBRUARY 28, 2013 from 5–7 PM
Terrorism and Ideological Offending in The United States

Joshua Freilich
Professor, Department of Criminal Justice

Moderated by: Eugene O’Donnell, Department of Law and Police Science

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MARCH 28, 2013 from 5–7 PM
FALSE CONFESSIONS

Saul Kassin
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology

Moderated by: Rebecca Brown, Director of State Policy Reform, The Innocence Project

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APRIL 25, 2013 from 5–7 PM
RELIGION AND WAR

Scott Atran
Senior Research Fellow and Presidential Scholar, The Center on Terrorism

Moderated by: David Myers, Professor for Department of History, Fordham University

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MAY 9, 2013 from 5–7 PM
BORDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE UNDERWORLD OF GLOBALIZATION

Alan Bersin
Assistant Secretary on International Affairs in DHS, Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Moderated by: David Brotherton, Professor and Co-Chair Department of Sociology, John Jay College

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