IMPACT: The Research Magazine for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

IMPACT: The Research Magazine for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Impact

The Research Magazine for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

UPROOTED BY CHANGE

It’s safe to say that the world doesn’t look anything like what we expected when we began mapping out the contents of this issue—we’ve since weathered months sheltering in place due to a pandemic, a series of heartbreaking deaths at the hands of police, the outbreak of protests for racial justice on the streets of major cities across the country, an impeachment trial, and much more. We’re all trying to find our footing in a social landscape uprooted by change. For this reason, along with so many others, I am grateful to our community of incredible scholars and creators, faculty, staff and students who are looking toward the future and working hard to make a better, safer and more equitable world.

This year, we are bringing you the highlights of some of the research that touches on issues of concern and interest to the John Jay community. We are featuring a group of scholars who are using forensic investigation techniques to uncover the truth. We spoke to faculty who are working to combat organized crime across the globe. And we asked researchers to help us understand the effects of lying on the criminal legal system, in our politics, and more broadly.

We are also profiling faculty and staff directly investigating the variable and dramatic effects of COVID-19, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of one of our respected research centers, and shining a light on some less-traditional scholarship that reaches out to help young people learn and grow. Most of all, the research we feature is making a difference, across disciplines, by sharing evidence and best practices in an effort to influence policy and those who create it.

A final note of thanks to all those who gave their time during a global pandemic to be interviewed, to write and to design this unique issue. On behalf of the Research team, we hope it speaks to your experience and interests, and that you enjoy this look at John Jay’s efforts to advocate for evidence-based decision making and make the world more just.

—ANTHONY CARPI, DEAN OF RESEARCH
Contact us with any thoughts, questions or other feedback at oar@jjay.cuny.edu
Contact us with any thoughts, questions or other feedback at oar@jjay.cuny.edu.

UPROOTED BY CHANGE

It’s safe to say that the world doesn’t look anything like what we expected when we began mapping out the contents of this issue—we’ve since weathered months sheltering in place due to a pandemic, a series of heartbreaking deaths at the hands of police, the outbreak of protests for racial justice on the streets of major cities across the country, an impeachment trial, and much more. We’re all trying to find our footing in a social landscape uprooted by change. For this reason, along with so many others, I am grateful to our community of incredible scholars and creators, faculty, staff and students who are looking toward the future and working hard to make a better, safer and more equitable world.

This year, we are bringing you the highlights of some of the research that touches on issues of concern and interest to the John Jay community. We are featuring a group of scholars who are using forensic investigation techniques to uncover the truth. We spoke to faculty who are working to combat organized crime across the globe. And we asked researchers to help us understand the effects of lying on the criminal legal system, in our politics, and more broadly.

We are also profiling faculty and staff directly investigating the variable and dramatic effects of COVID-19, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of one of our respected research centers, and shining a light on some less-traditional scholarship that reaches out to help young people learn and grow. Most of all, the research we feature is making a difference, across disciplines, by sharing evidence and best practices in an effort to influence policy and those who create it.

A final note of thanks to all those who gave their time during a global pandemic to be interviewed, to write and to design this unique issue. On behalf of the Research team, we hope it speaks to your experience and interests, and that you enjoy this look at John Jay’s efforts to advocate for evidence-based decision making and make the world more just.

—Anthony Carpi

UNDOING THE TIES THAT BIND US

What are the real harms of lying on our justice system… and our society?

The Global Map of Organized Crime

Tackling organized crime wherever it spreads

Finding Evidence

A Sea Change in Forensic Science

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