Finckenauer, James

James O. Finckenauer, Served the School of Criminal Justice from 1974 to 2011 as an Associate Professor, Professor I and Professor IIHe was one of the founding faculty members during the creation of the school.  Over the years, his research and teaching interests included international and comparative criminal justice, transnational organized crime, and criminal and juvenile justice policy, planning and evaluation.  He authored, co-authored or co-edited ten books, as well as numerous articles, chapters and reports.  During his Rutgers tenure, Professor Finckenauer edited both the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and Trends in Organized Crime.  He also 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 was a visiting professor in Australia, China, Germany, Japan, and Russia, and studied or lectured in Europe, Asia, the former Soviet Union, 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, while on academic leave; and in 2007 he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Hong Kong.  Dr. Finckenauer continues to serve Rutgers as a member of the Core Faculty of the Division of Global Affairs, and Co-editor of the Online Journal of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Book Reviews.

Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications




Faculty Type: 
School of Criminal Justice
English, Russian
Mexico, Eastern Europe and Russia, China
Professorial Fellow
Ph.D., New York University
(973) 353-3311
Office Location: 
Center for Law & Justice 5th Floor
Areas of Specialization: 
transnational crime with a focus on organized crime and human trafficking; international and comparative criminal justice

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