CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, December 5, 2005

African American Males in Higher Ed has this interesting article about African American men in higher education.  It talks about CUNY's efforts to deal with underrepresentation in the educational system; "part of the CUNY effort will focus on criminal justice. Black men currently face a 32 percent lifetime chance of spending at least a year in jail (the comparable figure for white men is 6 percent). Jeremy Travis, president of CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, says that CUNY will not turn things around with black men unless it plays a role in bringing down the percentage of incarcerated black men — and working with those who are behind bars." [Jack Chin]

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