Frank Pezzella

Frank Pezzella

Frank Pezzella
Associate Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8410
Room number: 
631.11

Education

Bachelor of Science- St John's Unversity

Master of Arts - State University of New York at Albany

Ph.D. - State University of New York at Albany

Bio

Dr. Frank S. Pezzella is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice with the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His primary research focus is on the causes, correlates, and consequences of hate crimes victimizations. To this end, he has published several peer reviewed journal articles on the uniqueness of injuries to hate crime victims and also authored a monograph entitled Hate Crime Statutes: A public policy and law enforcement dilemma. He also conducts research on the issues that relate to race, crime and justice such as variations in sentencing and circumstances surrounding the authorized use of deadly force. He regularly teaches courses in Hate Crimes; Criminological Theory; Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice and Research Methods. Prior to coming to John Jay College, he worked for the New York State Office of Court Administration as a Deputy Chief Clerk and Principal Court Analyst assigned to budgeting, planning and implementing mental health, drug treatment and reentry courts.

Publications

 

Pezzella, Fetzer & Keller (in press) The Dark Figure of Hate Crime Under Reporting, American

           Behavioral Scientist, Special Edition on Hate and Extremism.

Petrossian & Pezzella (in press) IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud: Using Crime Script Analysis to

           Inform Interventions, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social

           Sciences, Special Edition on Regulating Crime: The new criminology of crime control.

Fetzer, M. & Pezzella, F. (2016) The nature of bias crime injuries: A comparative analysis of

             physical and psychological victimization effects.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence,

             doi: 10.1177/0886260515586374

 

Pezzella, F. & Fetzer, M. (2015) The Likelihood of Injuries Among Bias Crimes: An analysis of

            general and specific bias types, Journal of Interpersonal Violence,

            Volume 32, Number 5 pp. 703-729

 

Pezzella, F.  Thornberry, T., & Smith, C. (2015) Race Socialization and Parenting Styles:

Links to Delinquency for African American and White Adolescents

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Volume 14, Number 4, pp. 448-467

 

Pezzella, F., Paladino, A., & Zoller, C & Mandery, E. (2014) The Efficacy of Student Learning

           in Large Size Introductory Classes, Journal of Criminal Justice Education,

           Volume 25 No.1 pp. 106-130

 

Pezzella, F. & Vlahos, S., (2014)  “The Moderating Influence of Religion on the Behavioral

           Health of Formerly Incarcerated Men, Journal of Religion and Health, Volume 53

           Number 6, pp. 1873-1884

 

Edwards, W., Bennett, I., White, N., & F. S. Pezzella (1998) “Who’s in the Pipeline?

      A Survey of African Americans in Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice,”

      Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Volume 9 Number 2, pp. 1-18.

 

Edwards, W., White, N., Bennett, I., & F.S. Pezzella (1998) “Who Has Come Out of the Pipeline?

        A Survey of African Americans in Criminology and Criminal Justice,”

        Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Volume 9 Number 2, pp. 249-264.

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS:

Pezzella, F.  (2017) Hate Crimes Statutes: A public policy and law enforcement dilemma,

      Springer Publishing Company, New York, NY

 

 

 

Research interest

Hate Crime

Race, Ethnicity and Crime

Religion and Crime

Police Use of Deadly Force

Prisoner Rentry

Expertise

Hate Crime

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