Editorial Board

The Editor in Chief


portrait of Henry N. Pontell

is Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Before joining the faculty in January 2015, he was a professor at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where he remains a Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of criminology, law & society in the School of Social Ecology and of sociology in the School of Social Sciences. At UCI he served as Chair of the Department of Criminology, Law & Society, Director of Graduate Studies in Social Ecology, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the campus, and Faculty Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research. He has also held visiting appointments at the Australian National University, the University of Virginia, the University of Melbourne, the University of Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology, the University of Hong Kong, and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

At UCI he conceived and led the development of the Master of Advanced Study (MAS) Program in Criminology, Law & Society, which in 2003 became the first online degree program at the University of California. The MAS was rated #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its first ranking of online criminal justice graduate programs in January 2015. Among other awards and honors, Dr. Pontell has received the Albert Reiss Award from the American Sociological Association, the Cressey Award from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Paul Tappan Award from the Western Society of Criminology, the Herbert Bloch Award from the American Society of Criminology, and the Gil Geis Lifetime Achievement Award from the National White Collar Crime Center. He is a Fellow in the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong, and is a recipient of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair at Texas Christian University, and the Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Distinguished University Service Award at UC, Irvine.

He has published over one hundred scholarly articles and book chapters in the fields of sociology, law and society, criminology, and criminal justice. His books include International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (Springer), Social Deviance: Readings in Theory and Research (McGraw Hill), Profit Without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America (Pearson, Prentice-Hall), Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (University of California Press), A Capacity to Punish: The Ecology of Crime and Punishment (Indiana University Press), Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honor of Gilbert Geis (Pearson, Prentice Hall), and Prescription for Profit: How Doctors Defraud Medicaid (University of California Press.

Dr. Pontell has served as Vice-President of the American Society of Criminology and President of the Western Society of Criminology, and is an elected Fellow of both organizations. He is currently President of the White Collar Crime Research Consortium of the National White Collar Crime Center.

The Editorial Board


portrait of Steven E. Barkan

is professor of sociology at the University of Maine. His publications include Race, Crime, and Justice: The Continuing American Dilemma (Oxford University Press, 2019), Criminology: A Sociological Understanding, 7e (Pearson, 2018), Law and Society: An Introduction, 2e (Routledge, 2018), and more than thirty journal articles on various topics in criminology and sociology. He is a former president of both the Society for the Study of Social Problems and the Textbook and Academic Authors Association.


portrait of Richard Bennett

is Professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University. His research interests include comparative criminology, comparative criminal justice, and police organization and procedures. He has published extensively in the area of cross-national crime, policing and comparative police systems. His articles have appeared in journals such as Social Forces, Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Police Quarterly and Sociological Quarterly. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, he has studied crime and justice issues in developing nations. He serves on the editorial board of various criminal justice journals and is the past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


portrait of John Hipp

is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, Urban Planning and Public Policy and Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests focus on how neighborhoods change over time, how that change both affects and is affected by neighborhood crime, and the role networks and institutions play in that change. He approaches these questions using quantitative methods as well as social network analysis. He currently co-directs the Irvine Lab for the Study of Space and Crime (ILSSC) with Charis Kubrin. Professor Hipp’s substantive research agenda focuses on the agents of change within neighborhoods and communities. One of his projects studies the spatial distribution of residents’ social networks, an NSF funded project with Carter Butts (see the Center for Networks & Relational Analysis). Professor Hipp is Director of the Metropolitan Futures Initiative (MFI), which is an interdisciplinary project that has a commitment to build communities that are economically vibrant, environmentally sustainable, and socially just by partnering Social Ecology’s world class, boundary-crossing scholarship with expertise throughout Southern California.


portrait of Steven Lab

is Professor of Criminal Justice and Chair of the Department of Human Services at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Lab holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from the Florida State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Lab is the author, coauthor or editor of 8 books, including Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices and Evaluation (9th ed.), Victimology (7th ed.), Juvenile Justice (8th ed.), Criminal Justice: The Essentials (4th ed.), and the Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (with Fisher). He is the author of over 50 articles or book chapters and has presented over 70 papers to academic or professional societies. He serves as the Assistant Editor of Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal and is a past editor of the Journal of Crime and Justice. Dr. Lab has been a visiting professor at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science (University College London) and at Keele University, as well as a Visiting Fellow at Loughborough University. Dr. Lab has been the PI or co-PI on several funded projects addressing school crime and law enforcement officer misconduct, among others. Dr. Lab served as a past-president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


portrait of Michael Levi

is Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. He has a distinguished track record of research in a range of criminological areas and, in particular, have built an international reputation for excellence in basic and policy-oriented research on money laundering, corruption, cybercrimes, transnational organized crime and white-collar crime. He has played an advisory role both internationally (with the European Commission, Europol, Council of Europe, UN and World Economic Forum) and nationally (with the UK Home Office and Cabinet Office, and with the Crime Statistics Advisory Committee).


portrait of Steven Messner

is Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Albany. He examines crime and deviance, and his research has focused primarily on the relationship between social organization and crime, with a particular emphasis on criminal homicide. He has also studied the spatial patterning of violent crime, crime in China, and the situational dynamics of violence. Messner received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University and his master's degree and doctorate in sociology from Princeton University. He has taught at Columbia University and Nankai University (China).


portrait of Jayne Mooney

is an associate professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is on the doctoral faculties of women’s studies, sociology and criminal justice at the CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. She has extensive research experience and has published over twenty papers in books and peer-reviewed journals, and numerous research monographs and reports. Her most recent publications are on the history of crime, e.g. ‘Rikers Island Jail Complex: The Failure of a Model Penitentiary’ (with Jarrod Shanahan), Prison Journal (forthcoming); ‘New York City’s Captive Work Force: Remembering the Prisoners who Built Rikers Island’ (with Jarrod Shanahan), International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 2018; ‘A Tale of Two Regicides’ for The European Journal of Criminology, 2014 (this was a special issue to launch the European Society of Criminology’s working group on history, and the forthcoming book The Theoretical Foundations of Criminological Theory: Place Time and Context (Routledge, 2019), which presents the core theories of criminology and as historical and cultural products and theorists as producers of culture, writing in particular historical moments. The Theoretical Foundations is a development of the themes explored in Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (jointly edited with K.Hayward and S. Maruna, Routledge, 2011). Jayne is also the author (with Yolanda Ortiz-Rodriguez) of ‘¿Que dirán? Making sense of the impact of Latinas’ experiences of intimate partner violence in New York City, and the book Gender, Violence and the Social Order (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000, Palgrave reprint, 2011). She is a member of the Howard League for Penal Reform in the UK and SOLON (based at Plymouth University, UK). She was an elected executive officer of the Critical Criminology and Social Justice Division of the American Society of Criminology and is currently the Division’s official archivist. Previously she was European book review editor for the journal Critical Criminology. She is a board member of the British Journal of Criminology and for Current Issues in Criminal Justice.

Jayne is originally from the UK, where she held several senior faculty appointments at the University of Kent, Middlesex University, the Open University and Birkbeck College University of London. She worked for a number of years as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Criminology, Middlesex University. In the UK she was an advisor to the Home Office, the London Boroughs of Islington and Hackney and the Metropolitan Police on domestic violence, Safer Cities and Holloway Women’s Prison. She also served as policing consultant to the UK Government’s Irish in Britain All-Parliamentary Group (directed by John McDonnell MP) and was a consultant to the International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking, University of Bedfordshire. Most recently, Jayne was part of the AIA award recipient ‘Justice in Design’ team, a component of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform (2017), which was charged with creating “a blueprint for justice for NYC” and to look into the potential closure of Rikers Island jail. She is currently involved in two research projects: the first is a social history of Rikers Island and the penitentiaries and jails of NYC, the second is on undocumented women, domestic violence and fears of deportation. She is a board member of the Social Change and Transgression Project, CUNY and a co-director of the Social Anatomy of a Deportation Regime Project.


portrait of Robert Tillman

is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Graduate Program in Criminology and Justice at St. John’s University in New York. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Davis. He is the author and co-author of numerous articles and books on white-collar crime, including Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (University of California Press, 1997), which was a finalist for the prestigious C. Wright Mills award and which was awarded the Albert J. Reiss Award for Outstanding Scholarship by the American Sociological Association; Pump and Dump: The Rancid Rules of the New Economy (Rutgers University Press, 2005); and Profit Without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America, now in its 6th edition (Prentice-Hall, 2013).

The Advisory Board


portrait of Gerben Bruinsma

is President of the European Society of Criminology. He served as director of the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) from 1999 to 2014, and is currently a senior researcher at the Institute. He is also professor of environmental criminology at VU University of Amsterdam. He was co-founder and director of the International Police Institute at Twente University. He established a bachelor and master program in criminology at Leiden University in 2002. He is a former president of the Dutch Society of Criminology, one of the founding fathers of the European Society of Criminology, and editor of various journals. In 2009 he received the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of International Criminology. He has published on juvenile delinquency, organized crime, police, criminological theory and methodological issues. His work has been published in journals such as Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, and the British Journal of Criminology. With David Weisburd he edited the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (10 volumes). With Brandon Welsh and Anthony Braga he edited Experimental Criminology: Prospects for Advancing Science and Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2014). His current interests are geographical, theoretical and historical criminology.


portrait of Francis T. Cullen

PhD Columbia University, is Distinguished Research Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. He has published over 300 works, including Challenging Criminological Theory: The Legacy of Ruth Rosner Kornhauser, Sisters in Crime Revisited: Bringing Gender into Criminology, Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences, and Reaffirming Rehabilitation. His current research focuses on the organization of criminological knowledge, social support theory, and rehabilitation as a correctional policy. He is a Past President of both the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2010, he received the American Society of Criminology Edwin H. Sutherland Award.


portrait of Peter Grabosky

is Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He was a Russell Sage Fellow in Law and Social Science at Yale Law School, and has received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology for contributions to comparative and international criminology; the Prix Hermann Mannheim from the Centre International de Criminologie Comparée, Université de Montréal, for contributions to the development of comparative criminology; and the Gilbert Geis Lifetime Achievement Award from the (US) National White Collar Crime Center and the White Collar Crime Research Consortium in recognition of outstanding professional contributions in the area of white collar crime.


portrait of Laura Huey

is Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, Editor of Police Practice & Research, Chair of the Working Group on Mental Health and Policing of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the RSC's Covid-19 Taskforce, Vice Chair of the American Society of Criminologists’ Division of Policing and the former Executive Director of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing. She is also a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and a Senior Research Fellow with the National Police Foundation.  


portrait of Susanne Karstedt

is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. She previously held Chairs in Criminology at the School of Law, University of Leeds, and at Keele University, UK. Before moving to the UK in 2000, she held positions at the Universities of Bielefeld and Hamburg in Germany. Her field is comparative and international criminology, where she has researched crime and justice in democracies, state crime, and violence, including mass atrocity crimes. She has researched and written widely on transitional justice, with a focus on the Nuremberg Trials and other trials in post-war Germany, and the lives and careers of sentenced Nazi war criminals after punishment. Recent work in this area includes the prevention of mass atrocities, the role of emotions in transitional justice, and its impact on types of violent crimes.


portrait of Daniel S. Nagin

is Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University. He is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Academy of Political and Social Science. He was the recipient of the American Society of Criminology’s Edwin H. Sutherland Award in 2006, the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2014, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award in 2015. His research focuses on the evolution of criminal and antisocial behaviors over the life course, the deterrent effect of criminal and non-criminal penalties on illegal behaviors, and the development of statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal data.


portrait of David Nelken

PhD, LLD (Cambridge), is Professor of Comparative and Transnational Law and Head of Research at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Since 2010 he has been the Visiting Professor of Criminology at Oxford University.
His work, covering both theoretical enquiry and empirical investigation, is in the areas of comparative sociology of law, criminology, and legal and social theory.
Awards he has received include the Sellin-Glueck International award of the American Society of Criminology (2009), the Adam Podgorecki Prize from the International Sociological Association (2011), and the (USA) Law & Society Association’s International Award (2013). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Recent authored and edited books include Crime and Globalization (2013) with Susanne Karstedt, and The Changing Role of Law in Japan: Empirical Studies in Culture, Society and Policy Making (2014) with Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Jeroen Maesschalck, and Stephan Parmentier.


portrait of Clifford Shearing

holds positions at the Universities of Cape Town, Griffith, and Montreal, and at the Australian National University. A principal focus of his academic work has been widening criminology’s boundaries, with a primary focus on ‘security governance’. His policy and applied work has been concerned with enhancing safety. Shearing’s research and writing has become increasingly centered on criminology’s responses to the challenges of the Anthropocene. Recent books include Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity (CRC, 2013) with Froestad; Where’s the Chicken? Making South Africa Safe (Burnet Media, 2012) with Cartwright; The New Environmental Governance (Earthscan, 2012) with Gunningham and Holley.


portrait of Michael Tonry

is Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Law School, and Senior Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement at Free University in Amsterdam. From 1999 to 2004 he was also Professor of Law and Public Policy and director of The Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Since 2001, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has also been a senior fellow of The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Leiden, since 2003. He specializes in criminal law and teaches courses in criminal law, jurisprudence, and comparative law. He is the author or editor of many books and articles, most recently Punishing Race: A Continuing American Dilemma (Oxford, 2012).


portrait of David Weisburd

is Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Director of the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. He is also the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the Hebrew University, and serves as Chief Science Advisor at the Police Foundation in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Science Advisory Board of the Office of Justice Programs, the Steering Committee of the Campbell Crime and Justice Group, the Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology, and the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He is author or editor of more than 25 books and more than 150 scientific articles. Professor Weisburd is the recipient of the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology, the 2011 Klachky Family Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science, the 2014 Robert Boruch Award for Distinctive Contributions to Research that Informs Public Policy, the 2014 Sutherland Award from the American Society of Criminology, and in 2015 he received the Israel Prize for his contributions to criminology. Professor Weisburd is the founding editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology and Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.


portrait of Richard Wright

is Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice and Criminology and former Editor in Chief of Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology. He has been studying active urban street criminals, especially residential burglars, armed robbers, carjackers, and drug dealers, for more than a quarter of a century. His most recent book, co-authored with Scott Jacques, is Code of the Suburb: Inside the World of Young Middle-Class Drug Dealers, which is scheduled to be published by the University of Chicago Press in May, 2015. Richard was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology in 2009.


Special Projects Editors


portrait of Michele Brown

is Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prof. Brown’s research interests include carceral studies; law & society; feminist perspectives; media, theory, and culture; and transformative justice.  Her current work focuses on the carceral state and abolition movements surrounding prisons, police, bail, and capital punishment.  She is particularly interested in the use of rights claims and visual tactics in community and national organizing. Brown is the author of The Culture of Punishment (NYUP, 2009) and co-author of Criminology Goes to the Movies (with Nicole Rafter; NYUP, 2011); the co-editor of Media Representations of September 11 (Praeger, 2003), The Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology (2017; w/Eamonn Carrabine), the Palgrave MacMillan Crime, Media and Culture Book Series, and the SAGE journal Crime Media Culture; and the co-EIC of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture (2018). She received the best article prize from Theoretical Criminology in 2014 for her piece titled “Visual Criminology and Carceral Studies” and was named Critical Criminologist of the Year in 2016 by the Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice of the American Society of Criminology.

Prof. Brown is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the ORE Special Project, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture.


portrait of Edna Erez

is Professor of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois Chicago. Prof. Erez has a law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a MA in Criminology, and PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. She received over two million dollars in state and federal grants in the U.S. and overseas to study victims in the criminal justice system, the use of technology in criminal justice, and terrorism related topics. Prof. Erez was a visiting professor or research fellow in universities and research centers in Australia, Germany, Poland, India, and Israel. Her publication record includes over 100 articles, book chapters and research reports. She is past editor of Justice Quarterly and is currently Co-Editor of the International Review of Victimology and Associate Editor of Victims and Violence. She also serves on editorial boards of several other scholarly journals in criminology and legal studies. Her current research interests include victim participation in justice, violence against women, the use of technology in domestic violence cases, and gender and terrorism

Prof. Erez is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of International Criminology.


portrait of PETER R. IBARRA

is Associate Professor of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois Chicago. Prof. Ibarra received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His graduate areas of concentration were in the sociology of deviance and social problems, popular culture, and social theory. As a Postdoctoral Fellow in UCLA’s Department of Sociology, he developed expertise in the practice of qualitative methods, with particular emphasis on ethnographic fieldwork, conducting research with immigrant communities. While at UCLA he also developed pedagogical strategies for teaching the use of immersive fieldwork methods to undergraduates. At UIC, he teaches courses on qualitative research methods; criminological theory; race, class, gender, and the law; and (beginning Spring 2020) Surveillance and Society. In addition to remaining active in the area of social constructionist theory, Dr. Ibarra’s research focuses on social processes that undergird meaning construction as they relate to the social organization of surveillance; how victims and offenders make sense of their experience; victim-centric initiatives; the social construction of danger and vulnerability; urban ethnography; and relations marginalized communities have to systems of social control. He has been the recipient of state and federal research grants, and his publications have been translated into Russian, Japanese, Italian, and Hebrew.

Prof. Ibarra the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of International Criminology.


portrait of Nicole Rafter

is Professor Emeritus of Criminology at Northeastern University. In addition to her book The Crime of All Crimes: Toward a Criminology of Genocide: A Changing Crime in a Changing World, she has authored five monographs: Partial Justice: Women, Prisons, and Social Control; Creating Born Criminals; Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society; The Criminal Brain; and (with Michelle Brown) Criminology Goes to the Movies. She also translated (with Mary Gibson) the major criminological works of Cesare Lombroso and published over fifty journal articles and chapters. In 2009, she received the American Society of Criminology’s Edwin H. Sutherland Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to theory or research in the discipline; other honors include a Fulbright Fellowship and several fellowships to Oxford University.

Prof. Rafter was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the ORE Special Project, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture.


Former Editors

Hans-Jorg Albrecht

University of Freiburg

Ronet Bachman

University of Delaware

Kristy Holtfreter

Arizona State University

Mona Lynch

University of California, Irvine

Dario Melossi

University of Bologna

Jody Miller

Rutgers University

Cassia Spohn

Arizona State University

Geoff Ward

University of California, Irvine