James O. Finckenauer
Dr. James O. Finckenauer is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Rutgers. He has served as President of the NJ Council of Educational Institutions for Law Enforcement, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime.
James O. Finckenauer, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Rutgers – the State University of New Jersey. Academician of European Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His research and teaching interests include international and comparative criminal justice, transnational organized crime, and criminal and juvenile justice policy, planning and evaluation. He has authored, co-authored or co-edited a dozen books, as well as numerous articles, chapters and reports, and has edited both the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and Trends in Organized Crime. He has served as President of the NJ Council of Educational Institutions for Law Enforcement, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime. He has been a visiting professor in Australia, China, Germany, Japan, and Russia, and has studied or lectured in Georgia and Ukraine, and in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. From 1998-2002, he was Director of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice; and in 2007 he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Hong Kong. Dr. Finckenauer is currently Co-editor of the Online Journal of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Book Reviews, an Associate Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Peer Reviewer for the Fulbright Specialist Program.
Russian Youth — Based upon two empirical studies spaced a generation apart, this book explores what we have learned about the rule of law, legality, legal reasoning, and deviance in Russia. Specifically addressed are such issues as how Russian youth learn about rules, norms and laws; what their attitudes about rules and laws are; and, if and whether this knowledge and their attitudes shape their behavior
Russian Mafia in America —Describing the first in-depth study of Russian organized crime following the breakup of the Soviet Union, this book focuses on criminal networks in the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania area. Tracking tales of contemporary mobs and criminal activity among Russian immigrants, this book looks at what of the “Russian mafia” is real, and what is a creation of sensational media.
Mafia and Organized Crime — What is the difference between the mafia and organized crime? Who are these criminals, and why are they so glamorized in popular culture? What is the real damage they are causing to society? And, what can we do to combat this blight on world society?