From the rainforests of the Amazon to the International Court of Justice at The Hague, researchers at John Jay College contribute critical information that spark new theories, and advance the fields of social and criminal justice, forensic and environmental science, violence and public health, and other policy and academic disciplines. The faculty’s intellectual engagement in the most salient issues facing today’s world catalyzes change, drives new dialogue and plays a key role in advancing and sustaining just societies.


Whether our researchers are before Congress providing legislative testimony or behind a microscope, they have a direct and lasting impact. Their work informs policy and practice across a range of social, economic, political and criminal disciplines to improve lives and remedy social problems in our city, nation and world.


Working directly with a world-class faculty, students learn new ways to confront intellectual and social issues around the globe and have a unique learning opportunity to work on cutting edge research projects.


John Jay scholars have a knowledge base unparalleled in their fields. They are sought after for their creativity and experience in fields as varied as eyewitness testimony to the Latin music community. Further, their innovation and expertise create an extraordinary learning experience for students.