2010 H.F. Guggenheim Conference: Criminal Justice Reform


Bernard Melekian, new head of the Community Oriented Policing Services Program, gives the keynote.

On Feb. 1st and 2nd, 2010 twenty-one selected journalists from across the country, criminal justice professionals, experts and others gathered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City to discuss Criminal Justice Reform: What Works, What Doesn’t and What Don’t We Know? at the 5th Annual H.F. Guggenheim Conference on Crime in America.

Speakers included Bernard Melekian, Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Seth Williams, District Attorney, Philadelphia, Jeffery Toobin, Staff Writer, New Yorker, Gladys Carrion, Commissioner, New York State Children and Family Services.

Read the full Agenda here.

Stories from the 5th Annual H.F. Guggenheim Foundation Conference on Crime in America.

The Great American Crime Drop, Part 1 by Joe Domanick

The Great American Crime Drop, Part 2 by Joe Domanick

Experts say Financial Problems Should Not Drive Prisoner Reductions, by Ted Gest

Blumstein: Does the Obama effect help hold down urban crime? by Ted Gest

Community Cops Must Deal Better with Urban Poor, by Ted Gest

Q& A with Jeffrey Toobin, by Joe Domanick

Throw-Away Children: Juvenile Justice in Collapse by Julia Dahl


The Year in Crime Coverage, 2010

Crime Reporting Case Study: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Articles by our Fellows

“A Prison Obituary: the tragedy of Victor Valdez,” by Lance Tapley for the Portland Phoenix

News About our Panelists

Karen Grau, who moderated the panel “Juvenile Justice: Improving the Odds for At-Risk Youth,” and her documentary film company Calamari Productions were recently awarded the 2010 Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Television Series for “Lake County Juvenile Justice,” which appeared in MSNBC.

CMCJ/H.F. Guggenheim fellow Jordan Smith won first place in the Alternative Newsweeklies prize for INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING for Circulation 50,000 and over for her story “Believing the Children.” Smith was a 2010 Prize Winner in the H.F. Guggenheim/John Jay Prize for excellence in criminal justice journalism for the same story.

First Place: Austin Chronicle, Believing the Children by Jordan Smith

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