Crimes of the Powerful | Colonial-Carceral Systems | Vice Regulation


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I am an Assistant Professor of Latino and Caribbean Studies and a faculty affiliate of the Criminal Justice Program at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.  I specialize in crimes of the powerful, with a focus on the colonial and carceral functions of contemporary justice systems.  Previously, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at George Washington University (GWU) and a contracted researcher of transnational organized crime at the National Institute of Justice (2016-2017). Select scholarship appears or is forthcoming in Critical Criminology; Crime, Law and Social Change; Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology; International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; Journal of Psychoactive Drugs; and Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology.

My book, Corrupt Capital-Nightlife, Vice, and Crimes of the Powerful is forthcoming with Routledge, Series on Crimes of the Powerful. Additional justice systems research includes evaluations of the Colombian National Police, the Honduran National Police, and the recruitment and retention of Latina/o/x police officers in New Jersey. I serve as the inaugural Managing Editor of the Journal of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, a refereed journal (SAGE) affiliated with a division of the American Society of Criminology.