William Calathes

  • William Calathes  

    Dr. William Calathes,  J.D., Ph.D.
    Graduate Coordinator

    Email: wcalathes@njcu.edu
    Phone: (201) 200-2419
    Office: Professional Studies Building, 223

    Specialization: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Evidence, White Collar Crime, Judicial Systems, Human Rights, Restorative Justice



    THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Doctor of Philosophy (Criminal Justice), February 1987.
    Dissertation: "Crime and Underdevelopment: An Analysis of the Jamaican Gun Court Act."

    THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Queens College, Juris Doctor, May 1986, Foreign Study: University of Havana Law School, Summer 1985.

    THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Master of Arts (Criminal Justice), January 1983, Thesis: "An Economic Analysis of Corruption in the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.”

    THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), January 1980, Honors: Freshmen Honors Society, Dean's List, Ward Medal - Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude.

    Professional Experience

    NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY, Professor of Criminal Justice - (1987 to Present)

    CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL AT QUEENS COLLEGE, Adjunct Professor of Law - (1989 to 1991).

    NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF CORRECTION, Correctional Standards Review Specialist - (1986 to 1987)

    LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Coordinator of the Adult Learning Center, Oueens House of Detention for Men - (1982 to 1983)

    INTERNATIONAL LADIES' GARMENT WORKERS' UNION, Union Organizer - (1981 to 1982)

    Professional Affilations

    American Criminal Justice Association Lamda Alpha Epsilon, American Federation of Teachers, Local 1839 President, American Society of Criminology (member of Division of Critical Criminology), Phi Beta Kappa Association

    Publications and Presentations:

    “Neo-liberalism and the Emergence of an Unsafe World,” The Academic Forum, 2004, Vol. 12, No. 2.
    “The U.N.’s International Criminal Tribunal, Is It Justice or Jingoism for Rwanda: A Call for Transformation,” Virginia Journal of International Law, 1998, Vol. 39, No. 1 (co-authored with Todd Howland).
    “Criminal Justice and Multiculturalism,” Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 1994, Vol. 5, No. 1.
    Journal of Multicultural Studies (ed.), New Jersey Multicultural Studies Project, Spring 1993, Vol. 1.
    "Minorities and Higher Education: The Perpetuation of Social Inequality," Thought and Action, 1993, Vol. 7, No. 2.
    "Project Green Hope, a Halfway House for Women Offenders: Construction of an Assessment Mechanism, "Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 1992, Vol. 7, No. 2.
    “Laws Holding Soldiers Liable for Crimes are Necessary for Peace in El Salvador,” (co-authored with Todd Howland), The Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 1992, Vol. 105.
    "Salvadoran Amnesty: Humanistic Criminology and the Development of a 'Just' Justice System," Salvadoran Jurist Association Publication, 1990, Vol. 1.
    "Gun Control in a Developing Nation: The Gun Court" (awarded first place in the ACJS faculty paper competition), International Journal of Comparative and Applied Justice, Winter 1990, Vol. 14, No. 1.
    "Jamaican Firearm Legislation: Crime Control, Politicization, and Social Control in a Developing Nation," International Journal of the Sociology of Law, 1990, Vol. 18.
    "Criminal Justice and Underdevelopment: A Case Study of the Jamaican Gun Court Act." Journal of Caribbean Studies, 1989, Vol. 6, No. 3."Human rights violations and restorative justice: The challenges facing Colombia,” American Society of Criminology, November 22, 2013. 

    "Sweetheart settlements, the financial crisis and impunity: A case study of SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. (presented with Dr. Matthew Yeager), American Society of Criminology, November 22, 2013.
    “A Cultural Criminological Inquiry into the Mind: Irrationality, Social Constructions and Misperceptions, and the Development and Maintenance of a Critical Perspective,” American Society of Criminology, November 14, 2012, Chicago, IL.
    “Restorative justice, state crime, and the denial of human rights: An approach to the American Tragedy, American Society of Criminology, November 11, 2011, Washington, D.C.
    “Victimization and Human Rights: Crime, the Denial of Basic Needs, and Social Justice Construction,” Left Forum, March 20, 2010, New York, NY.
    “Neo-liberalism and its Criminal Weaponry: A Call for a New Political Radical Criminology,” American Society of Criminology, November 5, 2009, Philadelphia, PA.
    “ A ‘Critical’ Approach to Teaching White Collar Crime: Challenges and Objectives,” Left Forum, April 4, 2009, New York, NY.
    “Studying, Teaching and Researching Elite Deviance in a Higher Education Context,” American Society of Criminology, November 13, 2008, St. Louis, MO.
    “The Process of ‘Fascism’: The Current Attack on Liberty, Equality and Fraternity,” American Society of Criminology, November 4, 2006, Los Angeles, California.
    “Peacekeeping versus Peace Making: Alternative Paths Towards ‘True’ Justice,” American Society of Criminology, November 18, 2005, Toronto, Canada.
    “Elite Deviance and its Victims: A Rights Approach to American Justice,” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 17, 2005, Chicago, IL.
    “Social Justice, Free Elections: and a Drug-Free Kenya,” Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Fund Symposium, Nairobi, Kenya, October 30, 2002.
    “Theoretical Constructs and the Globalization of Crime: A Search for Solutions to Transnational Drug Trafficking in the Globalization Era,” January 21-22, 2002, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
    “Community-Based Alternatives to the Criminalization of Drug Offenses,” Panel Moderator, Philosophy and Practice Conference, New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators, April 14, 1999, Kean College, New Jersey.
    “A Vehicle Theft Program: An Analysis of the Rockaway Township Efforts,” (co-authored with Walter Kimble), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 10, 1999, Orlando, Florida.
    “The Effectiveness of Firearms Laws in Sentencing: A New Jersey Case Study,” The American Society of Criminology, November 16, 1995, Boston, Massachusetts. 
    “Teaching Criminal Justice from a Multicultural Perspective: First Steps” selected as one of six major workshop presenters), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Meeting, March 15,1996, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    “Callins v. Collins: Consistency, Fairness and Reliability and its Implications in Capital Sentencing and Criminal Justice,” American Society of Criminology, November 10, 1994, Miami, Florida.
    “Washington Heights: A Study of a Latino Community’s View of the Police,” American Society of Criminology, November 7, 1992, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    “Plans for Firearms Research,” symposium participant, Academics for the Second Amendment, December 17, 1993, Orlando, Florida.
    "Salvadoran Amnesty: Humanistic Criminology and the Development of a 'Just' Justice System," Instituto de Estudios Juridicos de El Salvador, First International Jurists Conference, December 7-9, 1990, San Salvador, El Salvador.
    "A Halfway House for Women: Construction of An Assessment Mechanism," The American Society of Criminology Meeting, November 9, 1990, Baltimore, Maryland.
    "The Role of a Criminal Justice Institute in an Urban State College," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 14,1990, Denver, Colorado.
    "Firearms Violence and Substance Abuse Conference," Conference Coordinator, The Rodino Institute of Criminal Justice, Jersey City State College, October 27, 1989, Jersey City, New Jersey.
    "The Legalization of Drugs: Pro or Con?, "The New Jersey Council of Educational Institutions for Law Enforcement, 2Oth Anniversary Conference, May 5, 1989, Trenton, New Jersey.
    "Social Control and Drug Abuse in Socialist Legal Systems: The Case of the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union," Chair/Discussant, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Meeting, March 28,1989, Washington, DC. 
    "Jamaican Firearm Crime and Drug Trafficking: A Political Economy/Dependency Perspective," American Society of Criminology, November 10, 1988, Chicago, Illinois.
    "New Directions in Treatment Programs for Addicts," Panel Moderator, Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association in conjunction with the New Jersey Chapter of the American Correctional Association Conference and Training Institute, New Jersey, May 23, 1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
    "The Jamaican Gun Court," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, April 7, 1988, San Francisco, California.
    "Third World Crime," Association of Caribbean Studies Meeting, University of London (Regents College), July 29, 1987, London, England.

    Courses Taught

    CJ 302 White Collar Crime
    CJ 305 Criminal Law 
    CJ 306 Crime and the Movies 
    CJ 325 Criminal Procedure 
    CJ 340 Criminal Evidence
    CJ 601 Grant Proposal Writing
    CJ 611 Graduate Seminar in Criminal Justice
    CJ 630 The Judicial System
    CJ 645 The Nature of Crime
    CJ 650 Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
    CJ 671 Master's Project

    Campus / Community Affiliations

    President, AFT Local 1839, Faculty Senate - Senator of Criminal Justice Department, COACHE Committee