Want a Career in Criminal Justice? Study Mental Illness

Students training for criminal justice careers in the U.S. are given little academic preparation that would help them deal with the mental illness of justice-involved populations. A recent study says it’s a serious oversight–and needs to be corrected by universities.

John Jay President Travis to Step Down

President Jeremy Travis of John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced that he will be leaving in August, after 12 years at the helm of the nation’s pre-eminent criminal justice education institution.Travis said he will continue to work on criminal justice issues as a senior fellow at the program in criminal justice at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and as a professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center.