John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Position of Assistant Professor in International Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites social scientists in the interdisciplinary field of international criminal justice (ICJ) to apply for a tenure-track, joint appointment in the ICJ BA and ICJ MA programs and in a department to be determined by the candidate’s Ph.D. or area of research. (Possible home departments include Criminal Justice; Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration; Sociology; Political Science; Economics; Anthropology; Africana Studies; and Latin American and Latinx Studies, with all personnel matters handled through the home department). The position begins in Fall 2022.

Click here for more details of the position.

Research Project Introduction: Immigration Detention in Hong Kong

The project began in July 2020 and will run through June 2023. This will be the first detailed study of immigration detention in Hong Kong, and will add significantly to comparative analysis of immigration detention in East Asia.

The team, Prof. Surabhi Chopra, Raquel Amador and Chloe Fung from the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, examines the functioning and effects of immigration detention law, policy and practice, with a focus on survivors of torture, victims of human trafficking, and low-income migrant workers.

Based upon their findings, they develop actionable, evidence-based guidelines for improving the system.

This project is funded by the Research Impact Fund of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, which operates under the University Grants Committee (UGC).

For more information, see Immigration Detention in Hong Kong.

In Memory of Dr. Robert Newman

In Memory of Dr. Robert Newman

It saddens us to announce that Dr. Robert Newman, one of the advisors to the Hong Kong Government when the methadone programme was set up in the 1970s, passed away on 1 August 2018.

Dr. Newman's contributions to Hong Kong's methadone programme have served the community well for over four decades, and is a successful example in the region of community-based harm reduction. It was our centre’s greatest honor, together with Open Society Foundations, to have Dr. Newman reflect on the development of the methadone program at the launch of the report,Globally Informed, Locally Responsive: Hong Kong’s Common-Sense Approach to Expanding Methadone Treatment in 2017. In his reflections, he underscored the role methadone has played in Hong Kong's drug treatment approach, providing an essential service to those living with opioid dependance as well as the successful control of HIV and Hepatitis C infection.

He will be remembered deeply. Our condolences to his families and friends.

You may read more about his work from the report on Methadone Program. 

Here is  Obituary on New York Times.