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Stephen Handelman hosts in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics with experts and professionals in the law enforcement and criminal justice fields. Mr. Handelman, Director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College, is an internationally known author and investigative journalist whose award-winning work has intersected the worlds of journalism, higher education, international security, justice and human rights. The program is produced by John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY.

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Stephen Handelman hosts in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics with experts and professionals in the law enforcement and criminal justice fields. Mr. Handelman, Director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College, is an internationally known author and investigative journalist whose award-winning work has intersected the worlds of journalism, higher education, international security, justice and human rights. The program is produced by John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY.

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    Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline

    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. Other guests on the program are Judge Monica Drinane, supervising judge of the Bronx County Family Court; and Timothy Lisante, superintendent of alternative NYC School District 79.

    • 26 min
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    "How Can We Make Our Schools Safer?"

    "How Can We Make Our Schools Safer?"

    On this episode, Criminal Justice Matters explores the debate about putting more armed guards in schools and campuses. The program will feature Glenn Stanton, a former FBI agent who co-authored a recent training manual for school safety officers, Mike Taylor, Co-Founder of Point: Safety Education and James Mulvaney, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and adjunct professor at John Jay College.

    • 26 min
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    Criminal Justice Matters on CUNY TV: Equal Justice for All? Life After Gideon

    Criminal Justice Matters on CUNY TV: Equal Justice for All? Life After Gideon

    New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman discusses what our courts and politicians must do to live up that promise, on the 50th anniversary of the Court's Gideon v. Wainright decision, in a freewheeling conversation with host Stephen Handelman on "Criminal Justice Matters." Also on the program: Kumar Rao, an attorney with The Bronx Defenders; and Damon Joe, a 19-year-old CUNY student whose future was saved when a public defender took his case.

    • 24 min
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    Feeding the Beast: The 'New Normal' of Crime Journalism

    Feeding the Beast: The 'New Normal' of Crime Journalism

    Even the best crime reporters today are overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of news they have to cover. Online news sites, Twitter, Facebook, and 24/7 deadlines are the 'new normal' for the media. Are we losing sight of journalists? Role as democracy watchdogs? Is journalism still an honorable occupation?

    Discussing the issue with Criminal Justice Matters host Stephen Handelman are Dave Krajickek, weekly columnist for the New York Daily News; Alexa Capeloto, former enterprise editor at the San Diego Union Tribune and now a journalism professor at John Jay College, and Ahmed Jaradat, a reporter for The Sentinel, John Jay's student newspaper.

    • 25 min
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    How They Got Away With It: White Collar Criminals and The Financial Meltdown

    How They Got Away With It: White Collar Criminals and The Financial Meltdown

    How did they get away with it? Even worse, are they still getting away with it? These are the questions asked by a new book of essays edited by scholars at John Jay College called, How They Got Away with it: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown published by Columbia University Press. The book is edited by Criminal Justice Matters host, Stephen Handelman (Director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice) along with Professor Susan Will and Professor David Brotherton of John Jay College. Guests include Professor David Brotherton, Chair of John Jay's sociology department and David Shapiro, Forensic Accountant and Leader of Private Sector Investigative Practice.

    • 28 min
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    OBAMA RE-ELCTED: United We Stand on Criminal Justice?

    OBAMA RE-ELCTED: United We Stand on Criminal Justice?

    President Obama's re-election hasn’t changed the fact that the nation remains divided along party lines. However, there is one important part of his agenda where there seems to be common ground and that is in fixing the nation’s broken criminal justice system. Americans from all parts of the political spectrum are ready to take a more pragmatic approach to justice issues that once divided the country. How will the second Obama Administration take advantage of this shift?

    Guests: Gloria Browne-Marshall is an associate professor of constitutional law at John Jay College. A former civil rights attorney, she’s founder of the Law and Policy Group. She’s also an award-winning playwright.

    Glenn Martin is Vice President of Development and Public affairs at the Fortune Society, which works to help ex-offenders reintegrate into their communities. He’s director of the Society’s David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, and a member of the New York City Council to End Gun Violence.

    • 26 min

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