Henry Pontell was born in 1950. He graduated with a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D, all from Stony Brook University.
He has been a prolific researcher and writer, publishing over 100 articles and other works regarding sociology, criminal justice, law, and criminology. His research specialties are white collar crime, cybercrime, and corporate crime (to name a few), and he has written articles such as Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Implications of Alternative Definitions of White-Collar Crime: Trivializing the Lunatic Crime Rate and Identity Theft: Bounded Rationality, Research and Policy.
While working at University of California, Irvine, he was key to the development of a new online Master of Advanced Study program in Criminology, Law, and Society, for which he also served temporarily as director. His online master’s program came to be ranked #1 in the nation in a ranking of online criminal justice programs.
Pontell has served as Vice President of the American Society of Criminology. He is a Distinguished Professor and Chair at John Jay College, City University of New York, the Cecil and Ida Green Honors Chair at Texas Christian University, and President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium at the National White-Collar Crime Center.
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Henry N. Pontell is an American sociologist, currently a Distinguished Professor and Chair at John Jay College, City University of New York, and also a published author. Among his honors is an honorary professorship, the Cecil and Ida Green Honors Chair at Texas Christian University. He has served as the Vice President of the American Society of Criminology, of which he is also a fellow. He is the President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium at the National White Collar Crime Center.Source: Wikipedia
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