|PhD Sociology||Columbia University 1977|
|MA Sociology||The City College of New York 1970|
|MS Geolgy||University of Rochester 1968|
|BS Geology||The City College of New York 1966|
Andrew Karmen received his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University in 1977. Since 1978, he has been a professor in the Sociology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He has taught courses on a wide range of subjects including criminal justice, criminology, victimology, crime and justice in New York City, drug abuse, delinquency, social problems, race relations, research methods, statistics and general sociology. Dr. Karmen has written chapters in books as well as journal articles on a number of subjects, including drug abuse, police use of deadly force, auto theft, providing defense attorneys to indigents, victims' rights, the victimization of women and predictions about the plight of crime victims in the future.The Ninth Edition of his textbook, Crime Victims: An Introduction To Victimology was published by Cengage in 2015. His book, New York Murder Mystery: The true story behind the crime crash of the 1990s (NYU Press, 2000) unearthed statistical data that casts doubt on most of the widely held beliefs about the reasons for the sharp drop in New York City's crime rates.
Crime victims: An introduction to victimology.
Ninth Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Publishers
New York Murder Mystery: The True Story Behind The Crime Crash of the 1990s
New York City, NY: New York University Press
Deviants: Victims or Victimizers?
by Donal MacNamara and Andrew Karmen
Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publishers.
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS (since 1990):
“Victimology;” also "Survivorology.”
Entries n K. Corteen and S. Morley (eds.),
A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimization.
Policy Press, Lester: United Kingdom.
Evaluating How The NYPD Handles Crime Victims: Judgments Based On Statistical Performance Measures. Pp. 47-70 in J. Eterno (ed.), The New York City Police Department. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press
Assessing The Victim-Friendliness of a Local Criminal Justice System. Pp. 135-148 in T. Tollefson (Ed.), Victimological Advances in Theory, Policy and Services. Fresno, CA: Dumont Printing.
"The situation of crime victims in the 21st Century."
in R. Muraskin and A. Roberts (Eds.),
Visions for change: Crime and justice in the twenty-first century. Fifth edition.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
“Zero tolerance in New York City: Hard questions for a get-tough policy.” Pp. 23-39 in R. Hopkins-Burke (Eds.), Hard cop, soft cop: Dilemmas and debates in contemporary policing. Portland, Or: Willan Publishing.
“The victimization of girls and women by boys and men: Competing analytical frameworks. Pp. 289-302 in B. Price and N. Sokoloff (Eds.), The criminal justice system and women. Third edition. New York: McGraw Hill.
"Poverty, crime, and criminal justice."
Pp. 25-46 in W. Heffernan and J. Kleinig (Eds.), From social justice to criminal justice.
New York: Oxford University Press.
"Towards the institutionalization of a new kind of criminal justice professional: The victim advocate." The Justice Professional, 9, 1 (Winter) 1-16. - - -
Pp. 145-168 in J. Sheley (Ed.),
Criminology: A contemporary handbook. Third edition Belmont, Ca.: Wadsworth Publishers.
"Who's against victims' rights? The nature of the opposition to pro-victim initiatives in criminal justice." St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary, 8 (1), 157-176.
"The controversy over shared responsibility: Is victim-blaming ever justified?" Pp. 395-408 in D. Sank and D. Caplan (Eds.),
To be a victim: Encounters with crime and injustice New York: Plenum.
"The implementation of victims' rights: A challenge for criminal justice professionals."
Pp. 46-57 in R. Muraskin (Ed.), Issues in justice:
Exploring policy issues in the criminal justice system. Bristol, Indiana: Wyndham Hall.
Andrew Karmen, Editor:
Crime And Justice In New York City, 2000 edition
Volume One: New York City’s Crime Problem
Volume Two: New York City’s Criminal Justice System
Thomson Learning Custom Publishing
(two collections of 20 articles written by John Jay faculty)
PAPERS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES (SINCE 2005):
“Securing Victims’ Rights Vis-à-vis The Police:
Identifying Problems and Proposing Solutions”
National Crime Victims Law Institute Conference, June, 2012
“Acts of Terrorism By Extremists On The Far Right:
Underestimated and Overlooked Since 9/11”
Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, June, 2011
“Evaluating The Performance of the NYPD”
Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, June, 2010
“New York City’s Zero Tolerance Crackdown: Benefits and Costs”
Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, June, 2005
Introduction To Social Science (For Remediation Students)
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Drug Use and Abuse
Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Senior Seminar: Great Works in Criminal Justice
Senior Seminar: Criminology
Senior Seminar: Problems of Minority Groups
Race and Ethnic Relations
Current Controversies in Criminal Justice
Graduate, Master's Level
Issues in Criminal Justice
Research Design and Methods
Social Aspects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Criminal Justice Policy Analysis
Capital Punishment: Legal and Social Aspects
Crime and Justice in New York City
Social Movements, Revolution, and Terrorism
Graduate, Doctoral Level
Punishment and Responsibility