I'm a professor of sociology at Lehman College, CUNY. I define my work as mainly being about "how people organize themselves to do things together" but you could also say it is mainly about crime. Specifically, most of my publications are about white collar crime, organized crime, and, more recently, the impact of mass incarceration on the communities left behind.  Currently I'm thinking a lot and writing some about open source software, quantitative reasoning (and how to teach college students to think about numbers and data), and the history of the idea of white collar crime.  At Lehman, mainly I teach Research Methods and statistics and am currently recovering from six years of doing my time chairing the department.

 I have an incredible family and enjoy life in the Bronx.