A New Beginning? Exploring the Criminal Justice Challenges Over the Next Four Years


guggfrontpic_page_1The Fourth Annual H.F. Guggenheim conference took place Feb 3-4, 2009. The theme was: A New Beginning? Exploring Criminal Justice Challenges Over the Next Four years. Our 2009 panels included Crime in a Distressed Economy; the online world and Crime; Privacy, Civil Liberties and Homeland Security; and the Future of Forensics. Keynote speakers in 2009 were Court TV Founder Steven Brill and recently retired NewYork State Chief Judge Judith Kaye. For a complete agenda and list of speakers, please click HERE.

In 2009, 15 journalists were selected as special John Jay Fellows. They received assistance to attend the full program of workshops and lunches as well as special Fellow events. Click here for the news release announcing the Fellows.

DVDs of panels and workshops are also now available to educators, individual reporters, and newsrooms, either as a complete set or as individual DVDs, for a minimum charge. For further information, please contact Daonese Johnson-Colon at djohnson-colon@jjay.cuny.edu

Access the program brochure here.

Panelists included Judge Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Federal Court, Massachusetts, Prof. Todd Clear, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Laurie Robinson, acting Assistant Attorney General,John Rennie, former editor-in-chief, Scientific American, Peter Neufeld, co-founder and director, The Innocence Project, and Hugo Teufel, former Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, among others.

Panel 1: Crime Trends in America 2009: Crime and Urban Violence in a Distressed Economy

Speakers: Col. Dean Esserman, Chief of Police, Providence, RI, Prof. Delores Jones-Brown, John Jay College, Prof. Richard Rosenfeld, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Prof. John Klofas, Rochester Institute of Technology

Panel 2: The Sentencing and Corrections Challenge: Reinventing the Criminal Justice System

Speakers: Judge Nancy Gertner, Federal Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Prof. Todd Clear, John Jay College, Beryl Howell, Commisioner, U.S. Sentencing Commision, Rep. Terrance D. Carroll, Colorado House of Representatives, Adam Gelb, Director, Public Safety Performance Project, Pew Center on the States

Keynote Speaker: Judith S. Kaye, former Chief Judge, New York State

Panel 3: A Conversation About Justice

Speskers: Laurie Robinson, acting Assistant Attorney General; Virginia Sloan, President, Constitution Project, Prof. Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie Mellon University, Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance

Panel 4: Privacy, Civil Liberties and Homeland Security

Speakers: John Timoney, police chief, City of Miami, Eric Litchblau, reporter, New York Times, Hugo Tuefel III, former Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Patrick Radden Keefe, Fellow, The Century Foundation

Panel 5: The Future of Forensics

Speakers: Peter Neufeld, Co-director and Co-founder, The Innocence Project, Prof. Adina Schwartz, John Jay College, John Collins, Managing Editor, Crime Lab Report, Prof. Thomas Kubic, John Jay College

Panel 6: The Online World and Crime

Speakers: Jeff Cisar, Special Agent FBI, Bankrobbers.com, Doug Salane, Director, Center for Cybercrime Studies, John Jay College, Eric Cadora, Director, Justice Mapping Center, Peter Hermann, Columnist, Baltimore Sun

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