This is the home page of Dr. Jay Albanese, a criminologist and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.
This home page summarizes areas of expertise and links to completed work. Buttons at the left link to work done in each of these substantive areas. My contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.
My research interests can be grouped into 8 areas: organized crime, transnational crime, ethics, white collar crime, gambling and crime, criminal justice education, the future of crime and justice, and Criminologists Without Borders. This home page provides highlights from past work and ongoing research in each of these areas.
1. Organized Crime
2. Transnational Crime
4. White Collar Crime
5. Gambling and Crime
6. Criminal Justice Education
7. The Future of Crime and Justice
8. Criminologists without Borders
Excellence in Service Award, VIrginia Commonwealth University, Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs, 2015.
Distinguished Teacher Award, College of Humanities & Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013.
Outstanding Teacher Award. Virginia Commonwealth University, Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs, 2012.
G.O.W. Mueller Award for Outstanding Contributions to Comparative/International Criminal Justice, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, International Section, 2011.
Scholar Award in Criminal Justice, Virginia Social Science Association, 2009.
Academy Fellow, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2002.
Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award,
Virginia Commonwealth University,
College of Humanities & Sciences, 2001.
Teaching Excellence & Campus Leadership Award,
Sears Foundation, 1989-90.
Excellence in Research Award,
College of Arts & Sciences, Niagara University, 1988.
Outstanding Teacher Award (Social Sciences),
College of Arts & Sciences Student Advisory Council,
Niagara University, 1987.
JAY S. ALBANESE is Professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received the Ph.D. from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice. He served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Dr. Albanese is author of many articles, and author & editor of 18 books that include Transnational Crime in the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, 2011), Organized Crime from the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime (Routledge, 2015), Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking (3rd ed., Prentice Hall, 2012), and an NIJ Special Report: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It? (National Institute of Justice, 2007).
Jay Albanese is editor of the Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice (Wiley, 2014), and Dr. Albanese is recipient of the Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served as Executive Director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, and is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). He was elected Chair of the American Society of Criminology's Division of International Criminology, (2011-13), and Chair of the International Section of ACJS (2013-15).