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On Teaching Police Officers

By Greg Donaldson – Recently, an adjunct professor in the Economics Department here at John Jay College remarked on Twitter that he enjoys teaching “future dead cops”. I’d like to respond to this inflammatory remark. I…



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Art from Guantánamo

Erin Thompson in the Paris Review: “The authorities hired an art instructor, under whom detainees produced the type of earnest exercises, shaded contours of apples and empty glasses, you might expect to see in a…




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Jeff Sessions’s Evidence-Free Crime Strategy

David M. Kennedy in The Hill: “The emerging Department of Justice crime-control strategy is a criminologist’s nightmare. Over the last thirty years researchers, law enforcement leaders and communities have pushed for smarter, better violence prevention…



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Visiting Rikers Island for the First Time

by Anna Giannicchi – In June of 2015, I was hired to pilot a project teaching English and Social Studies to young people incarcerated on Rikers Island. I’d never seen a correctional facility before. I’d researched Rikers the…