The Department of Sociology

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Arsovska, Jana

Assistant Professor



2009 PhD
2004 MA
2003 BA
Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
American University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

In 2009, Dr. Jana Arsovska, a native of Macedonia, joined the Sociology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she currently teaches courses related to international criminology, transnational organized crime and criminal justice. Dr. Arsovska holds a PhD degree in Criminology from Leuven University in Belgium where she studied the role of cultural codes in the evolution of ethnic Albanian organized crime groups. Her research interests include culture, migration and organized crime, female offenders and transnational crime, as well as corruption and radical Islam in post-conflict societies. Dr. Arsovska has published extensively on Balkan organized crime and human trafficking in scholarly journals and intelligence magazines and is the co-editor of the book
Restoring Justice After Large-Scale Conflict: Kosovo, Congo and the Israeli-Palestinian Case. Her new book Decoding Albanian Organized Crime is going to be published in December 2014 (Los Angeles: California University Press). Dr. Arsovska has acted as a consultant on organized crime for many organizations, including the World Bank. Prior to her current post, she underwent training at INTERPOL’s criminal analysis unit. Dr. Arsovska is a recipient of the National Institute of Justice’s 2012 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for research examining the relation between migration and transnational organized crime. Her study, focusing on ethnic Albanians in New York City, seeks to examine how organized crime groups operate across territories. 

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