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Criminal Justice Matters

Since the fall of 2011, The Center on Media, Crime and Justice has been produced the long-running monthly CUNY-TV public television show called “Criminal Justice Matters,” aimed at New Yorkers and taped at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

With Stephen Handelman’s guidance, CMCJ is reinventing Criminal Justice Matters as a criminal justice “newsmagazine”—the only one in the New York area—with interviews with prominent leaders in the field of justice and politics, and producing visuals oriented towards emerging criminal justice topics.

Criminal Justice Matters has produced shows dedicated to the school- to- prison pipeline, school security, white-collar crime, and how social media is impacting the criminal justice field among others.  

 

Recent shows:

October 10th, 2013: THE NYPD: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE FUTURE

Leading candidates proposing different views on policing during the stop and frisk, spying on Muslims and other alleged biases agendas. Criminal Justice Matters talks about the NYPD aims/motives, and where is it going in the near future.

Guests:
Delores Jones Brown, Founding Director of John Jay’s Center on Race, Crime and Justice
Eugene O’ Donnell, JD, Professor of Law and Police Science, former police officer and prosecutor
Monami Maulik, Founder and Executive Director of DRUM, Desis Rising Up and Moving, a South Asian immigrant workers’ organization for social justice

 

September 11th, 2013: BREAKING THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE

Former New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye, in a special appearance on John Jay College’s “Criminal Justice Matters” TV program, calls on the city’s next mayor and board of education chief to end the so-called “school to prison pipeline,” which has pushed many students with disciplinary issues on a path that lands them in the criminal justice system.           

Featured Panelist:
Former New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye

Guests:
Judge Monica Drinane, Supervising Judge of the Bronx County Family Court
Timothy Lisante, Superintendent of alternative NYC School District 79

 

 

May 1, 2013:  MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER
In the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary School tragedy, CJM explores the debate about arming schoolteachers and further protecting schools from harm.

Guests:
Jim Mulvaney, adjunct professor in Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College (& Pulitzer Prize winning journalist)
Glenn Stanton, former FBI agent and trainer, and
Mike Taylor, former agent with the Naval Criminal Intelligence Service.

 

April 3, 2013:  EQUAL JUSTICE? The Public Defense system on Trial
To mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Gideon ruling on public defenders, CJM devotes this program to a lengthy interview with Chief NYS Judge Jonathan Lippman, exploring the means of that ruling today and the steps that still need to be taken in NY and nationally to fulfill Gideon’s promise.

Additional Guests:
Kumar Rao, an attorney at Bronx Defenders, and
Damon Joe a 19-year-old who avoided a prison record when The Bronx Defenders took his case, Joe is a student at SUNY Delhi.

 

March 6, 2013  THE FUTURE OF CRIME JOURNALISM
CJM looks at changes in reporting on crime and justice following the media industry’s transformations and financial strains.

Guests:
Alexa Capeloto, a journalism professor at John Jay College and a former enterprise editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune
Ahmed Tarandt, a John Jay student & reporter at The Sentinel, John Jay’s student newspaper
David Krajicek, NY Daily News columnist.

  

For past Criminal Justice Matters shows, please visit John Jay College Criminal Justice Matters page on YouTube.   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuf1k0TIhQw&list=PLJFqJKO8C-vQTpVBES-SD0NGnI9wIMpj1