Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: June 02, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971928 | Print ISBN: 9781412950855 | Online ISBN: 9781412971928| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
John Jay College Center on Race, Crime and Justice
Kideste M. Wilder-Bonner
The Center on Race, Crime and Justice, located at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY), is a multidisciplinary entity created to examine the critical issues at the intersection of race/ethnicity, crime, and justice. Emerging out of the need to study the contentious nature of crime and justice in the United States and its connection to issues of race and inequality, the center's main function is to publicize, produce, and disseminate empirical research surrounding various topics related to race, crime, and justice. The center's goal is to improve the educational experiences of the students and faculty of John Jay College as well as address the concerns of surrounding communities. Embracing sophisticated research agendas, the center aims to develop sound policies that address both systemic and inadvertent bias in the criminal justice system. In the future, the center plans to collect, measure, and analyze data in ...