Yesterday's announcement that the NYPD will double its gang task-force to combat violence among young teens in rival street crews will likely help reduce some violence but it does little to address its root causes."Operation Crew Cut" will dedicate some of its resources to combating the growing tren ... More >>
Look hard enough, and you'll find rarer white mulberry trees. The five boroughs of New York are quite literally lined with mulberry trees, whose purple berries - something like blackberries in appearance - stain the city's sidewalks and streets every year around this season. But New Yorkers are ge ... More >>
When Yelky Ramos, a 20-year-old undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic, was filling out college applications, her counselor told her that she would have a rough time getting the scholarships she needed. "My counselor said, 'There's a lot of great opportunities out there, but unfortu ... More >>
A new wave of student activism hits New York City
Criminologists Eli Silverman, of John Jay College, and John Eterno, of Molloy College, offer one of their periodic opinion pieces about the NYPD. This one is about the intersection between the recent police corruption scandals and what they call the "distorted use of and lack of transparency of Comp ... More >>
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide
After the arrest of a City Councilman, isn't it time to question the NYPD's crooked math?
For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine
E-Learning is starting to take off at NYC universities, but are all the bugs worked out?
The Taliban has joined al Qaeda in admitting that Osama Bin Laden is in fact dead. Bin Laden "embraced martyrdom as per the Will of the Almighty Allah during an abrupt attack by the American invading soldiers," as per their statement. In other Bin Laden-related news, the U.S. has demanded to know ... More >>
It's been quite a week for Tony Kushner, starting with an invitation to receive an honorary degree from John Jay College being revoked, and ending with his new play opening last night at the Public Theater -- and Kushner meeting the protesters who were there on his behalf. John Jay had plann ... More >>
Two criminologists are drawing a connection between the NYPD's looming ticket fixing scandal and "fixing" complaint reports to manipulate crime statistics. In an article provided to the Voice, Professors John Eterno and Eli Silverman argue that the latter is just as common as the former, be ... More >>
Last week, under public criticism, the NYPD released long-hidden statistics on lesser crimes, re-igniting questions about the extent of downgrading of major felonies, a practice we detailed in our NYPD Tapes series. That stonewalling led some observers to charge that felony complaints were b ... More >>
Two criminal justice professors weighed in today with their take on the NYPD's decision to appoint a deputy inspector to reinvestigate the Adrian Schoolcraft allegations. John Eterno and Eli Silverman, who are writing a book about the PD's Compstat system, say Commissioner Ray Kelly just is ... More >>
By Michael Cohen FBI officials will hear excerpts from the recordings of police bosses' harangues at street cops to manipulate crime stats, revealed in the Voice's NYPD Tapes series, when two criminologists present their research at a crime data conference at John Jay College later today. P ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 8, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 30 (New logo!) Mailer Hits Press Coverage by Joe Pilati "I've been honored by the highest prize in your profession," Pulitzer Prize-winning mayoral candidate Norman Mailer told a throng of reporters at a pres ... More >>
Is it possible that Republicans could prove to be a closer ally?
By John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman The Village Voice has offered the world a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the New York City Police Department. Graham Rayman's expose of the 81st Precinct revealed that Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft secretly recorded "in-house" conversations ... More >>
.Mitch/flickr If you're a bartender or bar owner on the Lower East Side, you might have run into Dr. Richard Ocejo at some point or another, either bellied up to the bar by himself or skulking around some community board meeting, furiously scribbling down what is being said. The 28-year-old ... More >>
The city jails system has a new commissioner. Dora Schriro, a former special advisor in the Department of Homeland Security, was tapped this week to replace Martin Horn, who has gone on to a cushy job as a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Schriro in the past has also run ... More >>
[Photo of Barrios from soaw.org]There are those cynics in this generation who believe that public protest is more or less a dead art -- long discredited, a relic of the sixties.But don't tell that to Luis Barrios.Barrios, a professor of forensic psychology and Latin American Studies at John Jay Coll ... More >>
Victims' families say yes.
The city moves west in an alternate-history novel
The Nightlife Summit didn't solve every club owner's problems, but it's an overdue start
Why the new bouncer-targeting nightlife proposals are little more than security theatre
An inferno in Greenpoint highlights a drop in the number of fire investigators
After the killing of Imette St. Guillen, scrutiny for the Falls dynasty
Crime-stat revelation: 'Lost property' reports mysteriously soar
Addiction studies thrives in academia
The changing notions of what students need to know
Hungry grads make a shoestring assault on New York
Self-Defense Training Prepares Women for Combat on the Streets
Subtle Dramas in a Snowy Land, Across a Table, and in Kentucky Caves
Web Documentary Slams Home Reality of Prisons
Exploring the Psyche of the Crowd
Citys Goof Destroys Old Criminal Records
A New Book and Exhibit Reveal the Inner Workings of Sing Sing, New Yorks Most Notorious Death Chamber.
Sex Workers Come Clean About The Vice Squad
APB Online Hopes Crime Will Pay
The Surveillance Society: Part One
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