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Jay Albanese

Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jay Albanese is a professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the first Ph.D. graduate from the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice. He served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dr. Albanese is author and editor of 20 books on organized crime, ethics, corruption, transnational crime, and criminal justice. He is recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from Virginia Commonwealth University, the Gerhard Mueller Award for research contributions from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section, and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime. He is a past president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and co-founder of Criminologists without Borders.

Selected books
  • My Search for Meaning: A Professor, His Students and 12 Great Conversations. (McMaster Media Publishing, 2020).
  • Critical Thinking about Criminal Justice: Getting to the Truth of the Matter. (Great Ideas Publishing, 2019).
  • Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking, 4th edition. (Prentice Hall, 2016).
  • Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime. (Routledge, 2015).
  • Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice (editor) (5 vols.) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).
  • Transnational Organized Crime: An Overview of Six Continents. (co-editor) (Sage, 2014).
  • Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice, 2d ed. (co-editor) (Sage Publications, 2014).
  • Transnational Crime and the 21st Century. (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • Combating Piracy: Intellectual Property Theft and Fraud (editor) (Transaction, 2009; Routledge, 2017).
  • Albanese, J., Illegal Gambling & Organized Crime: An Analysis of Federal Convictions. Trends in Organized Crime, (2017).