Distinguished Professor Henry N. Pontell received the 2023 Bruce Smith, Sr. Award for his academic contributions to criminal justice at the annual conference of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
As part of the honor he’ll present, “Neutralizing Government Lawbreaking and the War Against White-Collar Crime,” which springs from the Congressional investigation into the January 6th insurrection to show how government crimes and corruption are rationalized, minimized, and normalized, often for political ends.
His publications span a number of areas, focusing on white-collar and corporate crime. His latest book (with Adam Ghazi-Tehrani) is Wayward Dragon: White-Collar and Corporate Crime in China. He also wrote (with Stephen Rosoff and Robert Tillman) Profit Without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America, now in its 7th edition.
In addition to being a Distinguished Professor at John Jay College, Pontell is also Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. He also served as Vice President of the American Society of Criminology and President of the Western Society of Criminology, and is a Fellow of both organizations.