Since 2006, the Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice has promoted evidence-based reporting on criminal justice by bringing journalists together with policymakers, academics and practitioners for candid discussions and briefings on major topics of the day. More than 750 reporters and editors around the country have participated as reporting fellows. A LIST of symposia, podcasts and video from the meetings, and links to the journalists’ work is below.
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.
Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Trevor Aaronson of Mother Jones magazine are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2012 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards.
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).”
On May 2 and 3, 2011, twenty-five California journalists met with state and local officials and a range of criminal justice experts on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, to examine California’s so-called “Three Strikes Law” and its impact on the state’s criminal justice system, in advance of a possible referendum for repeal in 2012.
Twenty-six journalists from across the nation gathered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Jan. 31st and Feb 1st, 2011 for the 6th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America to discuss the conference theme: “Law & Disorder: Facing the Legal and Economic Challenges to American Criminal Justice.”