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Criminal Justice Doctoral Program Awards

JAMES FYFE FELLOWSHIP
The Fyfe Fellowship honors the memory of Dr. James Fyfe, who was a graduate of John Jay College and began his career as a patrol officer with the New York Police Department. After earning his Ph.D. at SUNY-Albany, Dr. Fyfe began his academic career, which included appointments at three different universities over the course of thirty years. His research on police use of force and police accountability significantly affected police practices throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Dr. Fyfe became a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College in 2003 and soon after was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Training with the NYPD, where he served until his death in 2005. The Fyfe Fellowship aims to encourage original scholarship informed by practical experience in law enforcement or a focus on policing practices.

THE ARTHUR AND ELAINE NIEDERHOFFER MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
The Arthur and Elaine Niederhoffer Memorial Fellowship is offered each year in memory of Dr. Arthur Niederhoffer and his wife Elaine. The award provides funds to a doctoral student to honor the tradition that Dr. Arthur Niederhoffer exemplified at John Jay College for excellence and creativity in scholarship. Awardees should demonstrate the potential for research excellence and great promise for making a significant contribution to the field of criminal justice through practice, research, publication, and/or teaching.

GERALD W. LYNCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Gerald W. Lynch served as the third President of John Jay College from 1976 -2004. During his tenure, Dr. Lynch led John Jay through the fiscal crisis of the 1970’s and rebuilt the college into a vibrant educational institution with global reach. An innovative leader in the field, Dr. Lynch was widely recognized for his lectures on human dignity and the police, which President Lynch presented throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Australia. To honor President Lynch’s memory, the Gerald W. Lynch Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to exemplary doctoral students who have a demonstrated interest in the areas of human dignity, human rights, social justice, and the police. Preference is given to students who travel internationally to further their studies.

JOHN JAY/GRADUATE CENTER PH.D. PROGRAM IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD
The outstanding dissertation award recognizes highly original and novel dissertations that incorporate at least one of the following elements: a significant discovery, a new method of analysis, a new insight into process, a new heuristic hypothesis, or a new and original interpretation of existing data or phenomena.