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  • The Correction (Sept-Oct events)

    John Brown Lives! is sponsoring several events this fall that open up conversation about the 40-year impact of the Rockefeller Drug Laws.  The organization is based in New York’s North Country (where the Department of Correctional Services is a major employer and where several NYS […]

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  • Capital Punishment in America – Evan J. Mandery (JJay) on Leonard Lopate Show

    Check Out John Jay Professor Even J. Mandery on The Leonard Lopate Show, discussing his new book,  A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America, and the constitutionality of the death penalty. The book focuses two landmark Supreme Court cases on capital […]

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  • Police, Prisons, and Power: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Criminal Justice (4/12/13)

    Join the Prison Studies Group for our Third Annual Graduate Student Conference on Friday, April 12 at The Graduate Center, CUNY. “Police, Prisons, and Power: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Criminal Justice” features original research from PhD candidates from across the country, discussing historical, contemporary, national and international […]

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  • Prisons and Police in 1914 NYC – Thai Jones, Speaks at Gotham Center (3/6/13)

    As part of the Gotham Center’s Forum series, historian Thai Jones will be discussing his latest book, More Powerful Than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives, and New York’s Year of Anarchy on March 6, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Jones has shared an excerpt […]

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  • Prison Public Memory Project

    “The Prison Public Memory Project uses history, dialogue, the arts and technology to build public memory and safe spaces where people from all walks of life can come together to engage in conversation and learning about the complex and contested role of prisons in communities […]

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  • Lynching Beyond Dixie – Michael Pfeifer on the History of Lynching (3/21/13)

    4pm on Thursday, March 21 John Jay College, Moot Court (6.68NB) space John Jay and GC Professor of History Michael Pfeifer and volume contributors William D. Carrigan and Dennis Downey speak about the history of lynching. Lynching in the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries is typically considered […]

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  • Conflicting Conceptions of Justice in the 1970s: Policing and Racial Disparities by Delores Jones-Brown (2/11/13)

    Policing and Racial Disparities Delores Jones-Brown 7:00-8:30pm, February 11, 2013 John Jay College, CUNY T-Building – Haaren Hall, Room: 630 899 10th Avenue New York, NY 10019 Delores Jones-Brown is a Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John […]

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  • Extra! Extra! Read All About It: A Tale of True Crime — Exhibit at Harvard Law School Library

      Harvard Law School Library Caspersen Room January 3 – April 26, 2013 Monday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/special/exhibitions/extra!-extra!-read-all-about-it.html  Featuring materials from the Library’s Historical & Special Collections, this exhibit examines a short chapter in the United States’ history of true crime narratives. Topics […]

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