Sixteen editors and reporters from Central America and Mexico joined top experts and academics in criminal justice at a two-day workshop in Washington DC. Attendees discussed innovative approaches and best practices underway in the U.S. in sentencing, courts and penal reform, juvenile justice. These areas are now at the forefront of efforts to transform criminal justice administration and practice in Mexico and Central America.
David McSwane of the Herald-Tribune and Megan O’Matz and John Maines of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2013-2014 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. The prizes, administered by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ), recognize print and online justice reporting that has had a noteworthy impact on public policy or debate during the year.
More than 30 top practitioners, academics and private-sector leaders will joined 20 journalists for two days of candid discussion on the lingering failures and inequities of the system and the economic impact those failures have had –not just on those who are released from prison, but on their families and neighborhoods— at the 9th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) grants the incarcerated and those being released from prison a first-ever chance to get comprehensive, continuous health care. It will also have a huge impact on offenders in custody awaiting trail, as well as on justice-involved families and communities across the U.S.
Reporters and editors from across the nation gathered for a roundtable,"Under the Gun, Gun Violence, Gun Laws and the Media," hosted by the Center of Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice to discuss the debate surrounding guns. Academics, legislators, law enforcement, medical professionals, and not-for-profit professionals participated in a series of diverse panels focusing on different approaches, including American Trauma: Gun Violence, Public Health and Mental Illness; Guns, Gangs and Kids: Tackling Gun Safety in a Culture of Violence and Gun Economics, Technology, Public Safety and the Market.
Promising innovations in justice policies and practices, often grouped under the heading of “smart justice,” are gathering bipartisan support across the U.S.
Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Cindy Chang and the investigative team of The Times-Picayune and Shane Bauer of Mother Jones magazine are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2012-2013 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards.
The "front end" of America's criminal justice system--the period between arrest and trial---is rarely explored by journalists and the general public. But it is often the real test of the fairness and equal justice promised under our democracy.
Why does the U.S. lead the world in youth imprisonment? What should a truly effective juvenile justice system look like? How can the media stay ahead of the story?
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy led a blue-ribbon list of speakers from the White House, leading police departments, think tanks, and universities for two days of discussions and briefings at the 7th Annual Harry Frank. Guggenheim foundation Symposium on Crime in America, on Feb. 6th and 7th, 2012 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
Twenty journalists from around the nation joined participants from the criminal justice community to explore his year's topic,""The Problem That Won't Go Away: How Drugs, Race and Mass Incarceration Have Distorted American Justice (and What To Do About It)."
TCR at a Glance
new & notable September 15, 2014
Laws that restrict access to public services for former inmates may relate to lower rates of return to prison, but there's incomplete dat...
new & notable September 12, 2014
Mental health disorders and addiction to illicit drugs are common problems in America, according to a new study by the federal Substance ...
September 11, 2014
A new study raises doubts about current risk assessment tools used to identify repeat sex offenders
new & notable September 10, 2014
Public health insurance covered more than 52 percent of the costs nationally for firearms injuries in 2010, according to a report from th...
new & notable September 9, 2014
An annual survey by the federal Centers for Disease Control finds that sexual violence is more prevalent than many national crime studies...
September 6, 2014
Police chiefs from around the country admit they face a loss of trust and legitimacy in many poor urban communities of color
September 5, 2014
The former head of the federal COPS office speaks out as a national debate on police-community relations heats up