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Budget Woes Halt Two DOJ Conferences

Two key Justice Department conferences are being cancelled for a year, both casualties of election-year concerns about federal spending. The annual National Institute of Justice (NIJ) crime-research conference, a Washington, D.C., fixture for two decades, will not be held next year but will resume in 2014. The event features federal and state officials, academic criminologists, and criminal-justice practitioners discussing the latest research on crime control and prevention. An annual Sex Offender Management and Accountability conference held since at least 2007 […]

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Live Blogging the 7th Annual Guggenheim Symposium at John Jay: Day 2

Drugs. Race. Politics. For years they have shaped, and often skewed the criminal justice system–and continue to do so today. This morning is day two of the 7th Annual John Jay College/Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, put on by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice. (Day one went off well.) Panelists from worlds as diverse as law enforcement, advocacy, academia and government will gather with reporters to talk about “The Problem That Won’t Go Away: How Drugs, Race […]

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Live Blogging the 7th Annual Guggenheim Symposium at John Jay: Day 1

Drugs. Race. Politics. For years they have shaped, and often skewed the criminal justice system–and continue to do so today. This morning is the start 7th Annual John Jay College/Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, put on by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice. Over the course of two days, panelists from worlds as diverse as law enforcement, advocacy, academia and government will gather to talk about “The Problem That Won’t Go Away: How Drugs, Race and Politics Distort […]