White Collar and Cybercrime


Research and scholarship at John Jay College offers critical insight into all forms of crime, and faculty members are currently studying a range of issues that include corporate crime, political corruption, and organized crime. White collar crime is costly to society, and in the technological age it is increasingly important to understand this particular issue. At John Jay College, scholars study all aspects of white collar crime, and many focus on the new area of cybercrime, to which many Americans are now vulnerable.

Spiridon Bakiras (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science), who has received a National Science Foundation Career Award, studies high-speed networks, peer-to-peer systems, mobile computing, and spatial databases.

Maria "Maki" Haberfeld (Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration) studies and white-collar crime in the United States, Eastern and Western Europe and Israel.

Bilal Khan (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) researches networks; computer security; digital forensics; wireless communications, modeling and simulation in anthropology, criminal justice, and epidemiology. He is a co-principal investigator of the multidisciplinary Social Networks Research Group supported by the National Science Foundation.

Ping Ji (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) is the principal investigator for the Computer Networks and Mobile Systems Security Research Lab and researches criminal investigations involving mobile systems, information assurance and computer forensics, computer and mobile networks.

Jin Woo Kim (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) researches digital forensics, network security, cryptography, embedded systems, mobile system forensics, human-computer interaction.

Richard Lovely (Department of Sociology) has done research on search and seizure law, causes of serious violence, and organizational innovation. His current research concerns cyber-crime.

Douglas Salane (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; Director, Center for Cybercrime Studies) studies numerical analysis, data clustering, computer security and forensics, high performance computing, and privacy.

Adina Schwartz (Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration) studies evidence law, science and law, criminal procedure, cyber-surveillance law, social and legal theory, and jurisprudence.

Shamik Sengupta (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) researches game theory, security in wireless networks, covert communications, denial of service attacks, dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radio, streaming media applications, applied auction and graph theories.

David Shapiro (Department of Economics) measures and evaluates the relationship between law and financial fraud. He has worked extensively in the private sector, conducting numerous investigations of misappropriations, fraudulent financial reporting, and corruption in different types of organizations, including public filers and labor unions.

Hung-En Sung (Department of Criminal Justice) has done comparative research on the impact of democratization on political corruption and the administration of criminal justice.

Christopher Warburton (Department of Economics) studies international law, economic development, African and Latin American stabilization issues including: corruption, money laundering and capital flight.

Susan Will (Department of Sociology) studies the sociology of law, white-collar crime, social problems, and legal sanctions and social control.