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An Unknown World: Reporting on Crime in the Hasidic Community

In New York’s insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, powerful religious  and political forces take great pain to settle criminal matters within the fold.
Victims of these crimes say this approach protects perpetrators from justice  and provides little relief for the community. These are stories that need to
be investigated and told.  

“Invisible City,” a new novel by journalist and former CMCJ fellow Julia Dahl follows a young reporter delving into  this world, and her journey asks important questions: how can reporters find sources for stories – like sexual abuse, domestic violence and corruption? How do police work with the community to keep predators at bay? Find out in a special panel discussion about the challenges of investigating and reporting on crime in this insular community.

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Hella Winston, featuring Julia Dahl, Crime Reporter for cbsnews.com and author of “Invisible City”, Reuven Blau, Brooklyn Reporter, New York Daily News,  Jennifer Molinari, Retired Sex Crimes Detective for NYPD, Daniel Sosnowik, board member of Survivors for Justice and veteran NYPD commander.

May 14, 2014 6:30-8:30 9th Floor conference room John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 W. 59th Street

Registration for Panel Discussion