The 14th Annual John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America will be held on February 21-22, 2019 at John Jay College in New York. This symposium will focus on tackling the topic of violence in America and posing the question of what, if anything, makes America more violent than other countries.
The Center for Mass Violence Response Studies’ Director, Frank Straub Ph.D., will be speaking at the event along with George Gascon, San Francisco’s DA; Vincent Schiraldi, head of Columbia University’s Justice Lab; noted criminologists Al Blumstein, Rick Rosenfeld, Janet Lauritsen and James Fox; Mark Holden, general counsel of Koch Industries; and Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof.
Director Straub will be speaking at a panel on American violence at 11:30am on February 21st. The panel will focus on pondering the question, “What do the figures tell us about the extent of violence in American society?” A full exploration of the question looks at the many varieties of violence, from shootings and domestic abuse to violence against minorities and immigrants, and draws some lessons journalists can use in covering the issue.