Dr. Jay 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 the 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.
Jay joins the CopDoc Podcast on February 22, 2021.