Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
M.A., Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
B.A., Sociology/Natural Science, Niagara University
Organized crime, Professional ethics and liability, Cybercrime, Great questions of the social sciences, Comparative criminal justice, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Senior seminar
Transnational crime (organized crime, human trafficking, corruption, cybercrime); ethics (ethics and criminal justice, white collar crime, gambling and crime); the future of crime (emerging crimes — intellectual property theft, smuggling of natural resources, new forms of fraud and ethical dilemmas).
Albanese served as chief of the National Institute of Justice's International Center. The NIJ is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, responsible for developing and executing transnational crime and justice research and evaluation, as well as coordinating with United Nations efforts in these areas. He is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, former executive director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime and served on the executive board of the American Society of Criminology, where he now serves as UN Liaison.
Dr. Albanese is author and editor of 20 books on organized crime, ethics, corruption, transnational crime, and criminal justice. He has delivered invited presentations in 24 countries. He is recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU's Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award, 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.
Dr. Albanese has also served as chair of the international divisions of both the American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He was a visiting professor at the University of Manchester (UK). He is a fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and co-founder of Criminologists without Borders.
Critical Thinking about Criminal Justice: Getting to the Truth of the Matter. (2019).
Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking (4th ed.). Prentice Hall (2016).
Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime. Routledge (2015).
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. (5th ed.). (with H. Dammer) Wadsworth (2014).
Transnational Organized Crime: An Overview of Six Continents (ed. with P. Reichel) Sage Publications (2014).
Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice. (Editor-in-chief, 5-volumes) Wiley (2014).
Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity. Oxford University Press (2011).
Video: Why Experience SHERLOC? (2020). United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime public service announcement for its new informational portal. https://twitter.com/i/status/1248227806389178368
Video: Are We Facing an Ethics Crisis? (2018). United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime development of a global curriculum on Integrity & Ethics under the Education 4 Justice initiative to develop open access content for use by instructors and students around the world. Athens, Greece. https://www.facebook.com/unodc/videos/10155262644027331/
Video: Without Education People Do Not Realize that Small Acts can Result in Larger Harms. (2017). United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Champions of Rule of Law. Vienna, Austria. https://www.facebook.com/unodc/videos/10154677394962331/