American Violence: Myth and Reality

A conference exploring what’s behind the national headlines of violent crime opened Thursday at John Jay College in New York. The conference, bringing together journalists, activists, academics and justice practitioners, will be livestreamed.

Federal Protection for Women Sliding Backwards, Experts Warn

Lynn Rosenthal and Bea Hanson, prominent players in the Obama White House, told a conference at John Jay College Tuesday they were worried that the upcoming reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act would not cover the programs needed to help women experiencing intimate partner violence.

Making Room for Justice: 2016 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Conference on Crime in America

Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana and Judge Jed Rakoff of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York led the distinguished group of speakers at the 11th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, held Feb 25-26, 2016, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

Reducing and Preventing Violence: Strengthening Reporting About What Works

Jelani Cobb, Staff Writer at The New Yorker, Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at John Jay; and Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Commissioner of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disability Services were among the featured speakers at the September 21-22, 2015 symposium exploring violence-intervention strategies, co-sponsored by the Solutions Journalism Network.

Kids, Crime & Justice: Progress or Paralysis?

In the past year, news reports and academic studies have revealed startling conditions for juveniles at adult and youth detention facilities, systemic hurdles faced by teens whose parents are imprisoned, and institutional biases against students with behavioral issues. But the media has just started covering these troubling subjects.

The Challenge of Justice in the Americas

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.

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.