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2014 H.F. Guggenheim/John Jay Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting

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.

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2014 H.F. Guggenheim Conference on Crime in America

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.

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Under the Gun: Guns Laws, Gun Violence and the Media

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.

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2012 Harry F. Guggenheim Conference on Crime in America

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)."

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