Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.79
Liaison Lindsey Kayman
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Lindsey Kayman
Environmental Health and Safety Director
Public Safety and Risk Management
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

A description of student research opportunities are posted at: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/jjc-research-creativity-community
The Honors Program at John Jay College brings together academically talented students who have the potential to become tomorrow’s leaders. Working closely with distinguished faculty and advisors in an on-going learning community, students explore the idea of the common good in a sequence of enriched, challenging and interdisciplinary courses. The program emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and ethical decision-making with attention to global concerns, community responsibility and civic engagement. Students participate in hands-on leadership experiences and research projects that address enduring questions of human existence; contemporary questions of social justice, and perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/honors-program

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

Most research at John Jay College is related to the Major Sustainability Challenges, as described below.

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. https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/research

John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY houses a variety of research entities which encompass those research centers officially designated at CUNY as well as other research organizations that work in collaboration with various other institutions and often in the public realm. These include:

National Network for Safe Communities
Institute for Innovation in Prosecution
Institute for Justice and Opportunity (formerly the Prisoner Reentry Institute)
Research & Evaluation Center
Center on Media, Crime & Justice Center for Policing Equity
The Center for Cybercrime Studies
Center for International Human Rights
Center on Terrorism
The Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies
Dispute Resolution Center
Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics
Other Research Organizations

Data Collaborative for Justice
From Punishment to Public Health
Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math
Extremist Crime Research Consortium
The Historical Memory Project
Exploitation and Resiliency Project
Social Change Project

More information is at: https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/research-consortium

Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

The John Jay College Lloyd Sealy Library's collections include print, online and media resources for the study of sustainability.

Among the electronic databases the Library subscribes to are those specifically dedicated to the environment and sustainability. https://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/databases/environment-sustainability

A partial list includes the following:

Environmental Studies and Policy Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies from the Academic OneFile and General OneFile databases.

GreenFILE Scholarly, government and general-interest information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

GREENR (Global Reference On The Environment/Energy/And Natural Resources) Topics include global warming, food safety, access to health care, and the impact of economic development on international relations. Reader-friendly; may be especially appreciated by non-science majors and beginning science students.

Science Direct Access to journals in the sciences and social sciences.

SCOPUS Abstract and citation database to peer-reviewed journal titles from international publishers in science, technology, social science and medicine. Results can be refined by author affiliation, funding source, and more. Coverage from the 1960's to the present.

Video collections:
Our video collections feature films and documentaries focused on issues of sustainability. To mention just a few of our streaming collections whose content includes sustainability-related documentaries and programs:

Docuseek2 Complete Over 800 documentaries and social issues films from Icarus, BullFrog and other distributors. Issues covered include history, politics, anthropology, human rights, and justice and environment broadly interpreted.

Academic Video Online (AVON, Alexander Street Press) 66,000 hours of video content from many disciplines on the Alexander Street platform. The database includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive titles. There are thousands of award-winning films, Academy,® Emmy,® and Peabody® winners along with the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.

Scholarly journals: The Library provides access to scholarly journals in the field. The following is only a short sample of the journals JJAY students and faculty have access to:
Challenges in sustainability
Current Research in Environmental sustainability
Environment, development, and sustainability
Environmental science and Sustainable development
Energy, sustainability and society
Global sustainability
International journal of sustainable development and planning
Sustainable development
Sustainability Science
Sustainability: science, practice and policy

Books (print and electronic): The Library collections currently feature 2,988 books and book chapters with the main subject heading "sustainability." The Library continues to acquire new titles in support of the college's curriculum so the number should only grow. In addition, students and faculty are able to borrow additional print materials from other CUNY libraries, in case our Library does not have a copy.

Research guides: These are online research guides appropriate for sustainability-related courses:

Climate change and global warming (https://guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/science/climate)
Science: General (https://guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/science)
Environmental justice (https://guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/environmentaljustice)

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