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
August 29, 2014
A program in Maine helps the violent mentally ill get treatment instead of going to prison. Can similar programs balance treatment, civil...
new & notable August 28, 2014
Programs that regularly test and promise repercussions for drug offenders have had significant success, according to a new study from the...
new & notable August 27, 2014
A new paper by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and two other leaders in policing and legal advocacy calls for a systemic over...
August 26, 2014
South Carolina is among the top ten states in deaths from domestic violence. But it’s not alone in its failure to address what some...
August 25, 2014
A new book explores why California leads the way in the nation’s harsh penal policies, and how it might also provide a template for...
new & notable August 22, 2014
"Mere contact" with the criminal justice system can cause long-term financial instability, according to a new paper from the John Jay Col...
new & notable August 21, 2014
The placement rates of black and Hispanic youth in juvenile facilities far outpace the placement rate of white youth, according to a new ...