Faculty Voices

Baltimore’s police problems go beyond just a few criminals in uniform

Peter Moskos in The Washington Post: “It hurts to see Baltimore cops turn criminal, especially for me as a former resident and police officer. The conviction of two former members of the city’s Gun Trace…

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A digital humanities double header

Professor and librarian Kathleen Collins on Indoor Voices – “Digital Humanities is a large, encompassing, often ill-defined field…  In episode 8, I chat with my colleague, Robin Davis, grilling her about the thesis that she completed…

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How to prevent child sexual abuse: Know the myths and realities

Elizabeth Jeglic and Cynthia Calkins in Salon – “How would you describe a sex offender? In all likelihood, you would describe a monster — someone who lurks behind bushes and rapes unsuspecting women or abuses children….

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January Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“They are taking literally everything away from us.” Ismary Calderon on why she and several other students went to DC to call for a government shutdown on NBC News. Similarly, Fairooz Haider shares what it’s like…

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The Growing Danger of Child Sex Dolls

Professors Marie-Helen Maras and Lauren R. Shapiro in The Crime Report: “Last October, Miguel Ruiz, a 41-year-old Florida resident who worked for Disney World in Orlando, was arrested after a police search of his home found…

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More than Sport: The Poetry of Boxing

By Adam Berlin – It’s easy to dismiss boxing. Barbaric. Ugly. Pointless. A sport that’s not sport, that often has dangerous consequences, sometimes fatal. I’ve written about boxing for a while (as a journalist for…

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Trump’s racist ‘s–thole’ remark is a far cry from the real Africa

Milton Allimadi in The New York Daily News: “As a Ugandan immigrant, I wasn’t surprised by President Trump’s reference to Haiti and African countries as “shitholes.” He launched his campaign by referring to Mexican immigrants…

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On Stop-and-Frisk, We Can’t Celebrate Just Yet

Phillip Atiba Goff in The New York Times – Last year, New York City’s 290 homicides were a record low. That’s good news for the city, the Police Department — and police reformers. That’s because…

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What Policy Makers Get Wrong About Sexual Violence–and What They Could Learn from #MeToo

By Elizabeth Jeglic – One of the biggest news stories of 2017 was the Harvey Weinstein scandal in which it was revealed that the Hollywood mogul was using his position of power to abuse, rape,…

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What We Can Learn From Art Painted Inside Guantánamo

Erin Thompson in The Nation: “We spent the day at a beach in Brooklyn. Skyscrapers floated in the distance and my toddler kept handing me cigarette filters she had dug out of the sand. When…

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